Chances are you probably know Bill Manning as the President of Toronto FC. But his career in soccer hardly began in the front office.
A force to be reckoned with on the field, Manning was once a part of one of the most iconic franchises in New York soccer history, the Brooklyn Italians. And back in 1991, the Long Island native took part in a memorable, "bittersweet" U.S. Open Cup final. Read the full story below as USsoccer.com's Michael Lewis chronicles his unique story.