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Weston Soccer Gives World Record a Kick

WESTON, Conn. — Eleven Weston soccer players helped set the Guinness World Record for most consecutive soccer penalty kicks with 742 on Monday — surpassing the previous record of 525.

The record was set at Major League Soccer's PK Challenge in Herald Square in New York City. Westonites who helped set the record were Quinton and Zachary Gonzalez; Garrett and Brandon Meyerson; Veronica Hauresz; Bruno, Alejo and Luka Navaresse; and Oscar and Daisy Petersen.

Also taking kicks were Major League Soccer All-Stars David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Juan Agudelo and Kyle Beckerman; U.S. women's national team star Alex Morgan; MLS Commissioner Don Garber; ESPN analyst and former U.S. International player Alexi Lalas; Fox Soccer host, former U.S. National player and Staples High School alum Kyle Martino; and other Manchester United, former World Cup, New York Red Bulls, celebrities and local youth soccer players.

Weston Soccer Club Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization managed by volunteers. It provides soccer programs for boys and girls from tots through Grade 12. For more information about the Weston Soccer Club visit www.westonsoccer.com.

In the first photo: After taking their kicks, Garrett Meyerson, Alejo Navaresse, Bruno Navaresse and Oscar Petersen look on as history is made at Major League Soccer’s Penalty Kick Challenge on Monday in Herald Square.

In the second photo: Weston Soccer players celebrate with MLS after setting the Guinness World Record for the most consecutive soccer penalty kicks. Front row: Zachary Gonzalez. Middle row: Guinness World Record Judge Mike Janela, left, MLSsoccer.com's Jackie Pickering, Oscar Petersen, Bruno Navaresse, Alejo Navaresse, Garrett Meyerson, Daisy Petersen, Quinton Gonzalez, Fox Soccer's Temryss Lane; Back row: Fox Soccer host Kyle Martino. Not pictured: Brandon Meyerson, Luka Navaresse and Veronica Hauresz.

Have you helped to set a world record? Send your story and photos to shenry@thedailyweston.com .

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