Jack Maher and Aedan Stanley At U18 MNT Camp

U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team head coach Omid Namazi has called 28 players for the program’s initial training camp of 2017. Included on the roster are Jack Maher and Aedan Stanley. Maher, part of the SLSG Illinois Academy program and Stanley, of SLSG Missouri Academy, are returning members of the squad. The two also partnered […]

Sara Sanabria and Kinley Brown Slated for National ODP Camp

US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the attendees and schedule for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls National Training Camp, taking place Jan. 26-30 at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Ariz. More than 200 top athletes have been selected from the 2002 and 2003 age groups to represent each of […]

Saint Louis FC Academy Program Announced, Merger of Illinois and Missouri

Via SLSG – St. Louis Scott Gallagher and Saint Louis FC are excited to announce a planned merger for the SLSG-Missouri and SLSG-Illinois Academy Programs into the Saint Louis FC Academy, pending U.S. Soccer approval. The SLSG Academy Programs started in 2007 with U16 and U18 development teams playing a seven-month season. Today, the program […]

St. Louis Major League Soccer Stadium Funding Bill Revived

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, “a bill that would put a Major League Soccer stadium funding question on the April ballot has been revived. UPDATED – Statement from Jim Woodcock, Spokesperson for SC STL Thanks to our collaboration with Gov. Greitens and his staff over the past two weeks, SC STL has found […]

Austin Ledbetter Drafted by FC Dallas of Major League Soccer

Congratulations to Austin Ledbetter (SIUE/CBC/SLSG Academy) who was drafted by FC Dallas in the third round today. The SIUE senior became the fifth men’s soccer alum to be drafted into Major League Soccer in the last four years from the SIUE Cougar’s. He was selected Tuesday in the third round (no. 53 overall) by FC […]

US Youth Futsal Midwest Regional Crowns Champions 

The US Youth Futsal Midwest Regional Tournament went down this weekend with some St Louis Teams capturing their age group titles: U11 Girls Real STL (pictured above) won in PK’s vs Madison Futsal Forge.  My post-game interview with Coach Paige Hickey U13 Boys SLSG v STL Futsal (Lou Fusz it looks like) about to start

Melanie Donaldson Hopes To Hear Her Named Called in NWSL Draft

Incarnate Word and Mizzou Tiger grad Melanie Donaldson will be hanging with her college roomie on Thursday in Georgia, hoping to hear her named called in the NWSL draft that day. The 2017 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft will take place Thursday, January 12 at 2 p.m. CT at the National Soccer Coaches […]

New Owners for FC Kansas City

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today that Elam Bear, CEO of North Central Equity, LLC, is taking over operation of FC Kansas City (FCKC). The team enters into its fifth season with plenty of reason for optimism. Brad Likens, one of FC Kansas City’s founders said, “This is a good day for Kansas […]

United Soccer League Granted Provisional Division 2 Status

The United Soccer League (USL) Friday was granted provisional Division 2 status by the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) Board of Directors, beginning with the 2017 season. Earlier this year, the USL submitted its application and supporting documentation for entry into Division 2. This landmark decision by USSF supports the USL’s vision to become one of […]

Julie King, From Nerinx Hall to the NWSL

I had the pleasure of interviewing Julie King (audio below) earlier this week while she was home visiting family. Julie is one of four area players competing in the National Womens Soccer League (NWSL), a list that includes Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City/Ladue), Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars/Ft. Zumwalt West) and most recently, Granite City’s […]