Weekly News – Scholar All-American, Euro Travels, UNC Recruit

CLUB
Good luck to Ian Drake (2003) who is participating in the US Youth Futsal National ID Camp this weekend in Kansas City. I’ll have more next week upon his return.

There will be a groundbreaking in Kansas on Sunday at US Soccer and Sporting KC finally begin development of the US Soccer National Training Center first announced in 2014. It will be located just Northeast of Childrens Mercy (Sporting) Park. More to come.

We have a North Carolina recruit. Hallie Klanke stars for the two-time Regional Champion FCKC Junior Pink Panthers (U16) and will be a sophomore at St. Thomas Aquinas, current seven-time straight Kansas Large School champions.

Congratulations to Johann Arnason, SLYSA Executive Director, who took in several Euro 2016 matches, including his homeland’s knockout round loss to France (boo!) Check out the homecoming video in Iceland at the bottom of this post!

Congratulations to Maria Haro (2000, St. Joe) and Holly Schneider (2001, St. Joe) from Sporting JB Marine SC, who have been invited to train with FFC Frankfurt in August as part of Generation Adidas. Interviews underway and will be available soon.

St. Dominic Advances to Quarterfinals

Sr. Mary Koeller advances the ball against Ft. Zumwalt East in the Crusaders Sectional win on May 24, 2016

HIGH SCHOOL
Congratulations to Sr. Mary Koeller of St. Dominic High School. Mary was named to the to 2015-16 High School Scholar All-America Teams. She is one of fifty-two girls recognized this year.

Congrat’s to Mo Rooney, named MVP for Incarnate Word this season. She would have been my choice for last year too, have fun at Quincy!

COLLEGE
Congratulations to Natalie Weinhold, Lutheran St Charles alum, recognized by Concordia (Chicago) with their Leadership Award

Former Parkway North and SLU Billiken alum Robbie Kristo has signed a two-year agreement with VFL Osnabruck in Germany

🇩🇪 adventures @filippavisic Cheers to a new city and a new team ⚽️ #VFLosnabruck

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PROFESSIONAL
The US Women’s National Team has two prep games scheduled before they head to Rio for the 2016 Olympics. The first game is Friday against South Africa. Game time is noon and it’s on FS1. You can still get tickets for the match against Costa Rica in Kansas City on July 22nd. I’ll be there!

Congratulations to Mehlville alum Emir Alihodzic, who scored his first professional goal last night for the Seattle Sounders 2 USL side. It came against Saint Louis FC in their 1-1 draw. Check out his bio and video of his goal.

After an easy 3-0 win in early May at WWT Soccer Park, Saint Louis FC traveled to Swope Park where they lost 0-1 on a goal scored 65 seconds into the match.

Returning home Wednesday, they scored in the 86th minute to tie Seattle Sounders 2 1-1 and maintain their undefeated record at home. They host FC Cincinnati on Saturday.

INTERNATIONAL
The second semifinal at the 2016 European Championships is today at 2pm. Catch Germany vs France on ESPN. The Final, which will feature Portugal vs today’s winner, is Sunday at 2pm. Make your plans!

France’s favorite player according to a recent poll is Antoine Griezmann. Great story on the kid who was rejected in France for being too small as a youngster, now he leads Les Blues!

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