Best Soccer Coach (2008)


For the last 30 years, STEVE KOVALENKO has coached the Ukrainian Sport Club soccer team. There were the glory seasons a few decades back, when the Ukrainians were the cream of the Cosmopolitan League and the toast of Little Ukraine in the East Village. Now Kovalenko is scrambling to keep the half-century-old club together after a dismal spring. And should the team come up short of bodies next season, he'll forget he's 59 and take the pitch.


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