Michael Monsour, who came to the forefront of the Pittsburgh soccer scene in 2021, when he announced he would be starting up a new soccer club: Pittsburgh City United FC, joins John Krysinsky on the latest episode of Sounding Off on Soccer.
Now the owner of Manchester ’62, a top division club in Gibraltar, Monsour discusses his experience with the club which was founded 60 years ago in honor of the historic Manchester United Football Club of the English Premier League.
This week, Manchester 62’s U23 squad captured the 2023 Intermediate Cup.
— Manchester 1962 FC (@Man62FC) April 18, 2023
Monsour continues on his mission to promote head safety and at the forefront of promoting safety measures to prevent head traumas in soccer. In fact, he continues to encourage all his players to wear protective head gear for their games.
This initiative has won over some of its initial critics.
Up close it seems @Man62FC players are all wearing a new type of headgear in today's match in the @GibraltarFL against @EuropaPointFC.
I was a big critic of the usage of this protective gear but given all the neurological news/science it would seem daft not protecting your head. pic.twitter.com/Jy8SUxR3VI
— Gibraltar Football Gossip (@GibFootyGossip) April 15, 2023
Special Announcement : Manchester 62 Owner Announces Plans to Submit Report over the coming months to UEFA regarding the need for stronger concussion safety measures in football Report will be called The 2023 Global Football Headgear Initiative Report #concussionawareness… pic.twitter.com/tv91lhAiE7
— Manchester 1962 FC (@Man62FC) March 28, 2023
Monsour’s journey will also be captured by a documentary, which he discusses more on the podcast.
First poster reveal of the documentary “More Than A Game” A series following @Man62FC ‘s historic concussion safety initiative during the 2022-2023 season. #concussionsafety #AlzheimersCare #DementiaCare #morethanagame pic.twitter.com/ppCfgbdAdm
— Manchester 1962 FC (@Man62FC) March 17, 2023