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Marquette fights back to win in PK's over DeSmet in C4 District playoff

Nick Bertich is fouled, leading to disallowed goal

District Finals come to a close tonight for all but a few. Here are all of the District Finals on today’s calendar. I’ll begin my afternoon at Priory for the Class 3 match between Parkway West and Westminster before scooting over to Marquette to catch their final against CBC.

The Sectional/Quarterfinal matchups leading to State this year match the Southeast/Metro area against Western teams (Districts 1-4 vs Districts 13-14) while the Western/Northern Metro teams (Districts 5-8) will face a Central/Southwest foe (Districts 9-12). That fourth spot that has gone to Central/Southwest teams in the recent past now includes Kansas City teams with the move to four classes.

Best example – in Class 3 where Glendale or Rock Bridge have come through before, we could see Lee’s Summit or Lee’s Summit North advance out of District 12 and take the fourth State spot in the new Class 4. I’m showing District results in a way that reflects that below so you can see what four teams will be battling for a Final 4 spot next week.

C1 D4 Final: #1 Belle 1-0 over #3 Crocker

C1 D7 Final: #1 Lutheran KC 3-2 over #2 Summit Christian
C1 D8 Final: #1 Barstow 4-0 over #3 Lutheran KC

Winners advance to Quarterfinals November 8th with one team advancing the Final 4

For Classes 2-4, Sectional Games are Tuesday November 4 followed by Quarterfinals Saturday November 8.

BLOCK A (Districts 1-4)
C2 D1 Final: #1 Perryville 1-0 over #2 St Pius X
C2 D2 Final: #1 Bayless 5-0 over #2 Hancock

C2 D3 Final: #1 Lutheran South 2-1 over #2 Affton in the 2nd OT
Winner awaiting Burroughs/Kennedy winner (D4) who play Oct 31

BLOCK B (Districts 13-16)
C2 D13 Final: #1 Center falls 1-4 to #2 O’Hara
C2 D14 Final: #1 Pembroke Hill 4-2 over #2 Alta Vista

Winners advance to Tuesday’s Sectional

C2 D16: #1 Chillicothe 4-1 over #2 Maryville
Winner faces #5 state ranked St Pius X (KC) is District 15 Champion

Block C (Districts 5-8)
Soldan faces Duchesne in Sectionals Tuesday

C2 D7 Final: #1 Borgia 3-0 over #3 Elsberry
C2 D8 Final: #4 Kirksville falls 0-8 to #2 Moberly

One Team will advance to the Final 4

BLOCK D (9-12)
C2 D9 Final: #1 SoBoCo 4-0 over #3 Boonville
C2 D10 Final: #1 Fatima wins 4-2 over #2 Sullivan

C2 D12 Final: #1 Monett 2-0 over #3 College Heights
Will face Springfield Catholic in the Sectional

One Team will advance to the Final 4

BLOCK A (1-4)
C3 D1 Final: #1 Poplar Bluff 2-0 over #2 Farmington
C3 D2 Final: #1 Hillsboro falls 0-2 to #2 North County

Winners advance to Tuesday’s sectional
Webster Groves and St Mary’s play in the other Sectional in this group

BLOCK B (13-16)
C3 D13 Final: #1 Smith Cotton 2-1 over #2 Grain Valley
Winner will face Belton who knocked off Harrisonville, the #2 state ranked team in Missouri

C3 D16 Final: #1 Smithville falls 1-2 to #2 Platte County
Winner faces Van Horn (Independence) in the Sectional

BLOCK C (5-8) includes St Dominic with all games Thursday
C3 D5 Final: #1 Ladue defeats #2 Clayton 1-0 to win @chrisnaunjew with game winner from Kyle Cook! Gritty win!
C3 D6 Final: #4 WCA defeats #3 Parkway West 2-1 with goal by Connor Dolan 1:35 into 2nd OT

Ladue vs Westminster face off in the Sectional Tuesday

C3 D7 Final: #1 Ft Zumwalt South 2-1 over #3 St Charles
C3 D8 Final: #1 St Dominic 5-2 over #3 Hannibal

BLOCK D (9-12)
C3 D10 Final: #1 Willard 2-1 over #2 Bolivar in 1st OT
Helias awaits the winner.

C3 D12 Final: #1 Neosho falls 1-4 to #2 Carthage
Glendale awaits the winner.

BLOCK A (1-4)
C4 D2 Final: #1 Mehlville 3-1 over #3 Oakville
Will face Northwest on Tuesday in the Sectional

Vianney awaits the Chaminade/SLUH winner Saturday in the second Sectional for this block.

BLOCK B (13-16)
C4 D13 Final: #1 Rockhurst 3-2 over #2 Raytown
C4 D14 Final: #1 Blue Springs South 2-1 over #3 Blue Springs

C4 D15 Final: #1 Park Hill South 3-0 over #2 Liberty
C4 D16 Final: #1 Oak Park falls 0-2 to #2 Staley

#7 Park Hill South (D15) or #10 Rockhurst (D13) are the highest ranked teams from the Western side of the state.

BLOCK C (5-8)
C4 D5 Final: #1 CBC falls 0-1 to #3 Marquette
C4 D6 Final: #1 Hazelwood West wins 3-1 over #2 Howell North

Winners advance to Sectional game Tuesday.

Howell Central wins their 4th straight district title and face Timberland Tuesday in the second sectional for this block.

BLOCK D (9-12)
C4 D9 Final: #1 Waynesville wins 1-0 over #2 Springfield Central
C4 D10 Final: #1 Kickapoo wins 4-0 over #2 Nixa

Winners to the Sectional Tuesday. Hickman faces Lees Summit in the other Sectional.

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Sporting KC Open MLS Playoffs Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:46:32 +0000
2013-12-07 MLS Cup

Dom Dwyer battles Kyle Beckerman for ball in MSL Cup 2013 at Sporting Park

Sporting Kansas City finished fifth in the Eastern Conference and will kick off their MLS Cup Playoff campaign on Thursday against the New York Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round.

What: Sporting KC at New York Red Bulls
When: Thursday October 30, 7 p.m. CT
TV: ESPN2, ESPN Deportes

Sporting Kansas City begins their quest to repeat as MLS Cup champions in the Eastern Conference Knockout Round against the New York Red Bulls at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday at Red Bull Arena. The one-game, single-elimination playoff match will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

Sporting Kansas City finished the 2014 MLS regular season in fifth place in the Eastern Conference (14-13-7, 49 points), one point behind New York (13-10-11, 50 points) after the Red Bulls defeated Sporting KC 2-0 at Sporting Park on Sunday. The two teams – both charter members of Major League Soccer — will now meet for the first time in the postseason in a rematch that comes just four days after the regular season finale.

Bradley Wright-Phillips scored in all three matches against Sporting KC this season, including both goals in New York’s victory on Sunday. Wright-Phillips tied the MLS single season scoring record with 27 goals in 2014 and became the first player in Red Bulls history to win the MLS Golden Boot. Sporting KC’s Dom Dwyer finished the regular season with 22 goals, second most in MLS.

Sporting KC led all MLS teams with eight road wins in 2014 and conceded only 20 goals away from home, fewest in MLS. However, the club is 2-12-1 all-time in road playoff games and will face a New York Red Bulls squad that ranked second in MLS with 38 home goals in 2014. New York — seeking their first MLS Cup title — is 0-4-0 at Red Bull Arena in the postseason since the stadium’s opening in 2010 and has not won a home playoff game since October 2005, going 0-5-2 in seven home playoff matches since.

Thursday’s winner will advance to take on No. 1 seed D.C. United in the two-leg Eastern Conference Semifinals. If the score is tied at the end of regulation on Thursday, two 15-minute extra time periods will be played in their entirety followed by a penalty kick shootout if necessary.


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October 29 Missouri District Soccer Results Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:07 +0000

Kickapoo Chiefs

District Finals dominate the schedule across the State. Here are all of the District Finals on today’s calendar. The Sectional/Quarterfinal matchups leading to State this year match the Southeast/Metro area against Western teams (Districts 1-4 vs Districts 13-14) while the Western/Northern Metro teams (Districts 5-8) will face a Central/Southwest foe (Districts 9-12). That fourth spot that has gone to Central/Southwest teams in the recent past now includes Kansas City teams with the move to four classes.

Best example – in Class 3 where Glendale or Rock Bridge have come through before, we could see Lee’s Summit or Lee’s Summit North advance out of District 12 and take the fourth State spot in the new Class 4. I’m showing District results in a way that reflects that below so you can see what four teams will be battling for a Final 4 spot next week.

C1 D1 Final: Saxony Lutheran vs McKinley
C1 D2 Final: #1 Principia lost 1-2 to vs #2 Crossroads

Winners advances to Quarterfinal November 8 with one team advancing to the Final 4

C1 D3 Final: #1 The Fulton School vs #2 Canton
C1 D4 Semifinal: #2 Dixon vs #3 Crocker

Winner advances to the Quarterfinal November 8th, awaiting District 4 winner (Belle vs Dixon/Crocker)

C1 D5 Final: #1 Laquey vs #2 Greenwood
C1 D6 Final: #1 Sacred Heart vs #2 Stover

Winners advance to Quarterfinals November 8th with one team advancing the Final 4

For Classes 2-4, Sectional Games are Tuesday November 4 followed by Quarterfinals Saturday November 8.

BLOCK A (Districts 1-4)
C2 D3 Final: #1 Lutheran South vs #2 Affton
Winner awaiting Burroughs/Kennedy winner (D4) who play Oct 31
Quarterfinal foe will come from St Pius X/Perryville (D1) or Bayless/Hancock (D2), both play Oct 30

BLOCK B (Districts 13-16)
#5 state ranked St Pius X (KC) is District 15 Champion with others playing tomorrow

Block C (Districts 5-8)
C2 D5 Final: #1 Soldan vs #3 Trinity
C2 D6 Final: #1 Duchesne wins 2-1 vs #2 St Charles West in OT
Juan Garcia and Jimmy Choinka goals, Tom Seidel assist.

C2 D7 Final: #1 Borgia vs #3 Elsberry
C2 D8 Final: #4 Kirksville vs #2 Moberly

One Team will advance to the Final 4

C2 D9 Final: #1 SoBoCo vs #3 Boonville
C2 D10 Final: #1 Fatima wins vs #2 Sullivan

#8 Springfield Catholic is District 11 Champion with Monett/College Heights playing tomorrow

BLOCK A (1-4) will be represented by one of these three teams
C3 D3 Final: #1 Webster Groves wins 2-1vs #2 Rockwood Summit

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS 2014!!! WG BEATS ROCKWOOD SUMMIT 2-1! (Goals: Hanrahan, Oliver) Up next St. Mary’s on Monday! in the Sectional

BLOCK B (13-16) will likely be #2 state-ranked Harrisonville
C3 D14 Final: #1 Harrisonville falls 1-2 to #2 Belton
Season ends 23-2 for #2 state ranked team in Missouri

BLOCK C (5-8) includes St Dominic with all games Thursday

BLOCK D (9-12)
C3 D9 Final: #1 Camdenton falls 0-1 to #2 Helias
Await Willard/Bolivar Thursday

C3 D11 Final: #1 Glendale wins 4-0 vs #2 West Plains
Goals by Bobby Spence, Nick Moore, Nathan Lantz, and Cole Eise! Await Neosho/Carthage Thursday

BLOCK A (1-4)
C4 D1 Final: #1 Northwest wins 1-0 vs #2 Eureka
Await Mehlville/Oakville Thursday

C4 D3 Final: #1 Vianney wins 2-0 vs #2 Lafayette
Await Chaminade/SLUH Saturday

BLOCK B (13-16)
C4 D16 Final: #1 Oak Park vs #2 Staley
#7 Park Hill South (D15) or #10 Rockhurst (D13) are the highest ranked teams

BLOCK C (5-8)
C4 D7 Final: #1 Howell Central wins 1-0 vs #2 Howell
Fourth straight district title. Stinson with the set piece beauty. Webert with Shutout. #4

C4 D8 Final: #1 Timberland wins 1-0 vs #2 Troy in 2nd OT
Wolves win! Game winner from Drew Domalewski!

CBC/Marquette winner in D5 likely Quarterfinal foe to one of these teams

BLOCK D (9-12)
C4 D11 Final: #1 Hickman wins 1-0 vs #2 Rock Bridge in OT
C4 D12 Final: #1 Lees Summit wins 2-0 vs #2 Lees Summit N

#9 Kickapoo in D10 likely Quarterfinal foe for one of these teams

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Illinois High School Soccer Playoff Results Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:37:38 +0000 Timberland holds on for 2-1 win over Columbia in CYC Tournament semifinal, 26 Sep 2014
The Illinois High School Soccer playoffs are well underway with Quarterfinals (or Super Sectional) play tonight in Class 1A represented by Columbia (blue in photo above from CYC title loss to Class 4 Timberland). The Eagles are battling for a Final 4 spot or as they note in their twitter feed #unfinishedbusiness

The Class 2A and 3A programs are in the Final 32 (Sectional Semifinals) with Sectional Finals this weekend, a Quarterfinal game next Tuesday and the Final 4 the first weekend in November.

Class 1A Super Sectional (Quarterfinals)
6:00 pm at Collinsville High School

Columbia wins 5-0 over Springfield Lutheran. Kvidahl offers a report. The Republic Times also offers Eagles Statebound

Winner advances to the Final 4 Friday in Normal, IL. They face the winner of Herscher vs Farmer City (Blue Ridge).

Class 2A Sectional Semifinals (Final 32)
Chatham Glenwood High School, 4pm and 6pm games respectively

Rochester defeated Jerseyville 4-1.

The Waterloo soccer team ends its season with a 2-0 loss in the sectional to Marion.

Winners play Friday in the Sectional Final (Sweet 16), leading to a Tuesday November 4th Quarterfinal (Super-Sectional) match for a Final 4 spot.

Class 3A Sectional Semifinals
4:30 pm at Normal Community High School

Tiger Boys Soccer defeats O’fallon in the Sectional Semi-Final 3-0. Goals by Landon Paul (2) & Drew Flaugher #EHSSoccer

Story by Matt Stamper of the Edwardsville Intelligencer on the match

The winner plays the Moline vs Normal Community winner in the Sectional Final Saturday afternoon in Normal IL.

State Bound. #unfinishedbusiness @CHSeaglesSoccer

A photo posted by Jamey Bridges (@jameybridges) on

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October 28 Missouri District Soccer Results Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:13:42 +0000

Nick Bertich saves final PK for Marquette against DeSmet for win

Two District titles up for grabs tonight in Class 2, a pair of powers that generally expect to reach the Final 4 to go with plenty of action around town. For game times, visit my St Louis Soccer calendar that includes High School as well as area college and key Club games.

UPDATED – Marquette Celebration video at the bottom while post-game interviews with Sr. Matt Wagner of Marquette as well as Tucker Watts and Wyatt Harlan of Parkway West included in their game reports.

District Champions

C2 D11 Final: #1 Catholic wins 3-0 over #2 Clinton
The Coaches ninth ranked Class 2 program will likely need to get past second-ranked Southern Boone County in the Quarterfinal

C2 D15 Final: #1 St Pius X (KC) wins 6-1 against #2 Lincoln College Prep
The Coaches sixth ranked Class 2 program is the favorite to reach the Final 4 with O’Hara (D13) or Pembroke Hill (D14) likely Quarterfinal foes.


C4 D2: #2 Lindbergh falls 0-1 to #3 Oakville in 2nd OT
Thomas Hutcheson scored in the 100th minute (5 min into 2OT) to lift Oakville past Lindbergh

C4 D2: #1 Mehlville 10-2 over #4 Fox

District Final is Thursday at 6:00 pm at Mehlville

C4 D5: #1 CBC wins 7-0 over #4 Parkway North
The Cadets Sam Leach and Nick Dempster each scored a brace in the win that saw North fighting to the final second with the GK urging his teammates on through the final 15 minutes.

Marquette fights back to win in PK's over DeSmet in C4 District playoffC4 D5: #2 DeSmet falls in PK’s to #3 Marquette
A remarkable game that saw DeSmet take a 2-0 lead over the Mustangs on two quick goals to start the second half. The first an own goal in the 42nd minute, scored by Matt Wagner on a wicked corner kick that deflected into the upper left hand corner on his attempted clearance. The second a blast by Tom Russo from the edge of the box after Marquette was unable to clear another set piece. The Spartan’s put Marquette under lots of pressure in the first half and getting those two goals in the first four minutes of the second half would have buried most teams. Jacob Krupp’s technical skills gave Marquette the ability to begin creating themselves as they attacked with renewed energy however. They were rewarded in the 53rd when JP Morray got on the end of a ball that Wagner kept in play. Morray repeated the feat in the 65th when he won a high challenge with the keeper to nod in the tying goal.

Besides Russo, who somehow combines a middleweight boxer’s build and attitude with an early Wayne Rooney attacking flair, Spartan midfielders Nick Hanson and Callahan Riley brought superior technical skill to the attack.

The penalty kicks opened with a pair of good finishes before both Nick Bertich and ? for DeSmet saved the second shots. Marquette started and when they got their fourth (by the fifth shooter) it came down to Bertich to push the shot just wide (see above) and create the celebration you can see a portion of below.

Post-game interview with senior defender Matt Wagner

District Final is Thursday at 6:00 pm at Marquette

C4 D6: #1 Hazelwood West 1-0 over #4 Pattonville
C4 D6: #2 Howell North wins 5-2 over #3 Hazelwood Central
Chase Droege opened the scoring for North followed by Ethan Hussy before Brandon Smith pulled one back for Central. Andrew O’Donnell restored the two goal margin.

District Final is Thursday at 5:30 pm at Howell North


C3 D1: #1 Poplar Bluff 4-0 over #4 Cape Central
C3 D1: #2 Farmington 3-0 over #3 Sikeston

District Final is Thursday at 6:00 pm at Farmington

C3 D2: #1 Hillsboro wins 7-0 over #4 Festus
C3 D2: #2 North County wins 3-2 vs #3 DeSoto

District Final is Thursday at 6:00 pm at Hillsboro

C3 D5: #2 Clayton wins 2-1 vs #3 MICDS
C3 D5: #1 Ladue wins 10-0 vs #4 UCity

District Final is Thursday at 4:00 pm at MICDS

Parkway West defeats Parkway Central with golden goal in District playoff

Tucker Watts celebrates

C3 D6: #2 Parkway Central wins 2-1 vs #3 Parkway West 4:10 into first OT
Central took the lead 5 minutes into the match but saw West come back to tie in the first half from a corner kick. .Goal scored by K Bernstein and assist to H Vance. The game winner was scored by Tucker Watts as he headed in a rebound off the crossbar that hit the keeper on the way down, setting it up for Tucker to run onto. The initial shot was taken by W Harman from 25 yardsn

The winner faces #4 seed Westminster on Thursday in the Final. 3:45pm at Priory.

Video interview with Tucker Watts and Wyatt Harlan

C3 D7: #1 Ft Zumwalt South 7-1 over #4 McCluer
C3 D7: #2 Ft Zumwalt East falls 1-2 to #3 St Charles

District Final is Thursday at 7:00 pm at Ft. Zumwalt South

C3 D8: #1 St Dominic wins 8-0 over #4 Warrenton
C3 D8: #2 Liberty falls 0-3 to #3 Hannibal

District Final is Thursday at 6:00 pm at St. Dominic


C2 D2: #1 Bayless 8-0 vs #4 Carnahan
C2 D2: #2 Hancock 8-2 vs #3 Lift for Life

District Final is Thursday at 5:00 pm at Hancock

C2 D4: #1 Burroughs 1-0 vs #4 Maplewood
C2 D4: #2 Kennedy 4-2 vs #3 Whitfield in PK’s? Likely means scoreless game with 4-2 advantage in PK round.

District Final is Friday at 3:00 pm at Whitfield

C2 D7: #1 Borgia 4-2 vs #4 Winfield
C2 D7: #2 Christian falls 1-2 vs #3 Elsberry

District Final is Wednesday at 5:00 pm at Winfield

Outside Metro St Louis

C4 D10: #1 Kickapoo 6-1 vs #4 Ozark
C4 D10: #2 Nixa 4-0 vs #3 Joplin
Kickapoo comes into Districts as the #9 ranked State program with #3 Lee’s Summit or #5 Lee’s Summit North a likely Quarterfinal foe. That’s if they get past the Hickman/Rock Bridge District winner.

C4 D15: #1 Park Hill South 6-0 vs #4 NKC
C4 D15: #2 Liberty 3-0 vs #3 Liberty North
Park Hill South enters District play as the #7 state-ranked team with #10 Rockhurst likely looming in the Quarterfinals

District Final is Thursday at 6:00 pm at Discovery MS (Liberty)

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District Results for Missouri High School Soccer Tue, 28 Oct 2014 01:22:48 +0000 The first District Champion has been crowned on the South Side. St Mary’s Dragon’s advance to Sectionals where they’ll face either Rockwood Summit or Webster Groves. I’ll update this throughout the evening.

District Champions
C3 D4 Final: #1 St Mary’s Dragons win 7-2 over #2 Gateway
The Dragons took a 2-0 lead only to see Gateway battle back. Early goals scored by Brendan Kopf and Trevor Kaufmann with John Judemann getting the eventual game winner at 3-2. Kaufmann finished with a hat trick, while Jon Flowers scored from the spot and senior Nick Magana finished in the final seconds.

C4 D1: #2 Eureka wins 2-0 over #3 Jackson
C4 D1: #1 Northwest wins 3-1 vs #4 Seckman

The final between Eureka and Northwest is Wednesday at 6pm at Northwest. Northwest won 1-0 over Eureka on October 14th at home.

C4 D3: #2 Lafayette wins 1-0 over #3 Kirkwood
C4 D3: #1 Vianney wins 2-1 over #4 Parkway South in OT
Parkway South opened the scoring only to see Vianney tie it leading to 1-1 at halftime. Joey Delbert scores the golden goal winner!

The Final between Lafayette and Vianney is Wednesday at 6pm at Vianney.

C4 D7: #1 Howell Central win 3-0 over #4 Zumwalt North
Setch, Setch(Stinson) and Cole Brown(CJ Brown) with the goals. Webert with the clean sheet.
C4 D7: #2 Howell wins 4-1 over #3 Zumwalt West

The final between Howell Central and Howell is Wednesday at 6pm at FZW

C4 D8: #1 Timberland wins 2-1 over #4 Washington in OT
Mason Rushing opened the scoring for Wolves with the goal off a Drew Domalewski cross in the 48th min. Washington tied the game in the 76th leading to OT heroics by Logan Byerly with the game winner off a Drew Domalewski corner. It was Byerly’s first varsity goal!
C4 D8: #2 Troy Buchanan wins via PK’s against #3 Holt
Troy opened the scoring and led 1-0 at halftime. Holt ties it 1-1 in the 44th on a 35 yd bomb from Rogers. It remained tied through regulation and two OT’s. TBHS won 4-1 in the PK round.

The final between Timberland and Troy is Wednesday at 5pm at Washington.

C3 D3: #2 Rockwood wins 3-1 over #3 Pacific
C3 D3: #1 Webster Groves wins 7-0 over #4 Windsor

The Final between Rockwood and Webster is Wednesday at 6pm at Rockwood.

C3 D6: #1 Priory falls 1-2 to #4 Westminster
C3 D6: #2 Parkway Central vs #3 Parkway West is Tuesday at 3:45 pm at Priory.
Westminster will face the Parkway Central/Parkway West winner in the Final Thursday at 3:45 pm at Priory.

C3 D9: #1 Camdenton wins vs #4 Union
C3 D9: #2 Helias wins 2-1 over #3 Rolla

The final between Camdenton and Helias is Wednesday at 6pm at Union.

C2 D3: #1 Lutheran South wins 10-0 over #4 Roosevelt
C2 D3: #2 Affton wins 2-1 over #3 Bishop DuBourg

Lutheran South and Affton will play Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Lutheran South

C2 D5: #1 Soldan wins 10-0 over #4 Metro
C2 D5: #2 Lutheran North falls 1-2 to #3 Trinity

Trinity will host Soldan Wednesday at 6pm

C2 D6: #1 Duchesne wins 10-0 over #4 North Tech
C2 D6: #2 St Charles West wins 4-3 over #3 Lutheran St Charles

Duchesne will play St Charles West Wednesday at 6pm at Lutheran St Charles


C4 D11: #1 Hickman vs #4 Battle
C4 D11: #2 Rock Bridge wins 1-0 over #3 Jeff City in 1st OT
Tarnue Tyler with the shot. Connor Blitz with he header to win!

Hickman and Rock Bridge will play Wednesday at 6pm at Battle. Hickman won in PK’s against RB in mid-September.

C4 D12: #1 Lees Summit wins 4-3 over #4 Raymore-Peculiar in the 1st OT
C4 D12: #2 Lees Summit North wins 2-0 over #3 Lees Summit West
The #3 state ranked North squad wins over #9 West while #10 Lee’s Summit battles to get past R-P.

The District Final is Wednesday at 7pm at Lee’s Summit. Lee’s Summit won 3-0 at home and 2-0 at LSN this season.

C2 D9: #1 SoBoCo wins 6-1 over#4 Osage
C2 D9: #3 Fulton falls 3-4 to #4 Boonville in 2nd OT
Sophomore Philip Udinyiwe scored seconds into the second OT.

The final between SBC and Boonville is Wednesday night!

C2 D15: #1 St Pius X (KC) vs #4 Northeast
C2 D15: #2 Lincoln CP vs #3 KC East

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Missouri State Cup Semifinals Set Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:20:13 +0000
2014-09-13 KC Blaze at AFA Fillies, MRL U15G

KC Blaze Blue Angels vs AFA Fillies in MRL U15 action 13 Sep

Three of the four age groups are set with an Appeal process underway in the U18 Girls that I suspect will be resolved this evening. More information below. First for the good news, here are the known semifinal matches that will be played the weekend of November 8th – 9th, 2014 at the Swope Soccer Village in Raytown, MO. The event is being held in conjunction with the Big 12 Tournament that weekend.

UPDATED – the U18 Girls have been set. Details below….


The Futura FC girls swept through their bracket 3-0 with a 21-2 GF/GA advantage. They face SLSG who were also perfect in their group albeit with an 6-3 GF/GA advantage.


All four of the teams that advanced swept their group. For Sporting JB Marine, an 8-1 GF/GA advantage. The Fillies finished with a 14-2 GF/GA advantage. I feature the girls in the picture above because I was very impressed when I saw them in an MRL game that they lost in mid-September. As I noted in that story

I was very impressed with the play of AFA Fillies, with central midfielders 5 and 17 bringing technical skill and vision to the game. The team showed they were committed to keeping the ball on the ground and were a good passing squad. I look forward to seeing them again.

Congratulations to all of the teams in each of these brackets and good luck. Meanwhile, here’s the U15 Girls Standings


What a game this one will be. The defending champions Wipke went 2-1-0 (W-D-L) while outscoring their opponents 17-5. They face a Futura squad that blew through their MRL season with a 9-0 record while winning their group with a 3-0-0 record and 30-1 Goals differential. They beat Wipke 2-0 during the MRL season.


Schneider were 2-1-0 in their group, outscoring their opponents 8-5 enroute to winning with 7 points. Schneider may be the last team to beat Futura, accomplishing that task in the U15 semifinals last year before falling to Wipke. They went on to play in the Region II tournament for the second straight year last season and will look to continue that streak. Huesgen were 2-0-1, losing 0-1 to Sporting JB Marine Leahy in their second match before securing the group title with a 3-1 win over Futura Forte Premier in their final group game.

U16 Girls Standings


A 2-1-0 finish for SLSG Premier, along with a scoreless draw with Midwest Alliance (Springfield/Joplin), led to goal differentials determining the bracket winner for the three time state Champions. They’ll face Sporting JB Marine Garabedian who also finished 2-1-0 while not giving up a goal.


Futura swept their group while winning all three games by a single goal, finishing with a 6-3 GF-GA advanatage. Panathinaikos finished 2-1-0 with a pair of wins with a single goal margin that bracketed a 3-3 tie with LF Wayland.

U17 Girls Standings


There are three teams tied with 2-0-1 records in Bracket A. In addition, Lou Fusz Meyer has six points in Bracket C and are eligible for the wild card spot.

The reason for the appeal referenced above is that Springfield SC France were awarded a 4-0 forfeit win when Lou Fusz Wipke were unable to provide their MYSA Registration Cards within 15 minutes of the game start time. Accidentally left behind at the hotel, a frantic rush saw them arrive two minutes after the deadline. Appeals have been lodged which will be heard this evening via conference call. Based upon previous experience, I would suspect that the appeal regarding the cards will be turned down which would lead to Springfield SC receiving the top spot and it appears Lou Fusz Meyer could then slot into the Wildcard. Pure speculation on my part.

UPDATE – I’ll have to confirm the details but here is what I understand may have happened. Springfield SC, as shown in the standings, finished top of Bracket A and face Bracket B winner Futura. While Lou Fusz Wipke won head-to-head against Missouri Rush (2-0) AND have an advantage in goal differential, there is a rule that states a team may not advance out of its bracket if it has a forfeit. This rule was established to avoid teams gaming the system, say forfeiting after winning two and knowing they would advance, disadvantaging other teams. That would explain why they did not advance as the Wild Card. I don’t know why Lou Fusz Meyer, with a better goal differential, didn’t advance as the Wild Card. When I get all of the details sorted out, I’ll update this further.

In the meantime, here are the U18 Girls semifinals



For Futura and Lou Fusz Becher, each of these teams finished 3-0 in their Bracket with Futura finishing with a 16-3 GF-GA advantage while Lou Fusz gave up only 1, to KC Select in their 8-1 opener, before 13 more on two games Sunday for a 21-1 advantage.

U18 Girls Standings

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MCC Minute – District Playoffs Open Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:48:01 +0000
2014-08-23 Chaminade wins 3-0 at home vs SLUH in Metro Catholic Conference opener

Sr. Albert Reinwart, SLUH GK vs CCP Aug 23rd

As the final regular week of the high school season wound down, teams were finishing up Senior Day and both conference and non-conference competition in anticipation of district playoffs. Here we go!

The Red Devils finished the regular season at 20-2-1. Chaminade kicked off district play on Saturday vs. Ritenour and came away with a 4-0 victory on Senior Day, with goals by Jake Pesek, Jack Rogers (2) and Mike Barlow, with the shutout shared by Zach Pogue, Tommy Steis and JP Winkler.

The Spartans played host to CBC on Wednesday in their final conference match up and finished with a 1-0 victory over CBC, with the lone goal from Gordon Hartweger and the shutout from Ben Yeager. The Spartans finished the regular season at 14-9-3.

The Jr. Bills traveled to CBC on Monday for their final MCC match and came away with a 2-1 victory, on goals by Peter Simon and Andrew Patke. On Tuesday they hosted Fort Zumwalt South and secured a 4-0 victory, on goals by Elliot Boerding, Andrew Patke, Sam Perry and Rocco Vienhage, and the shutout by Albert Reinwart. The Jr. Bills finished the regular season 19-4-1. SLUH kicked off district play on Saturday at Chaminade with a 8-1 victory over McCluer North, on goals by Andrew Patke (2), Will Minnick, Clark Conway, Elias Asres (2), Sam Perry and Cort Held.

The Golden Griffins traveled to Howell Central on Tuesday in a battle of Top 10 teams and came out on top with a 3-0 victory, on goals by Alec Roussin (2) and Joey Delbert, and the shutout by Brandon Ochterbeck. On Thursday, Vianney hosted Francis Howell and finished Senior Night with a 1-0 victory on a goal by Joey Delbert, and the shutout shared by Brandon Ochterbeck and Dakota Thorwegen. Vianney finished the regular season 19-4-1.

The Cadets hosted SLUH on Monday with Senior Night and came up short in a 2-1 loss, with their goal from Drew Greaser. CBC traveled up the road to Desmet on Wednesday and finished conference play with a 1-0 loss to the Spartans. The Cadets finished the regular season at 13-9-3.

District pairings this week:
Chaminade – host SLUH on Saturday at 12:00PM for the Class 4, District 4 final.
Desmet – take on Marquette on Tuesday at 7:00PM at Marquette. If they advance, they’ll play the CBC-Parkway North winner in the district final on Thursday at 6:00PM at Marquette.
SLUH – travel to Chaminade to play the host team on Saturday at 12:00PM for the Class 4, District 4 final.
Vianney – host Parkway South on Monday at 7:00PM. If they advance, they’ll play the Lafayette-Kirkwood winner in the Class 4, District 3 final on Wednesday at 6:00PM at Vianney.
CBC – take on Parkway North on Tuesday at 5:00PM at Marquette. If they advance, they’ll play the Desmet-Marquette winner in the district final on Thursday at 6:00PM at Marquette.

In the final regular season weekly rankings:
1) Chaminade; 2) Vianney; 3) SLUH; 6) CBC; On the Bubble: Desmet

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Chaminade and SLUH Advance in Class 4 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:22:59 +0000
Chaminade blanks Ritenour in Class 4 District 4 opener

Andrew Jazbani shoots under pressure by Frankie Becerril

District soccer play opened in Missouri today and the first games in Class 4 featured the top two teams in the State. Chaminade hosted District 4 and their win, along with SLUH’s win, will pit them in a District Final next Saturday.

#2 Chaminade (21-2-1) – 4
Ritenour (4-16-2) – 0

The Red Devils put early pressure on Ritenour and were awarded a PK opportunity in the second minute. Senior Jake Pesek buried his shot into the bottom right corner for the ultimate game-winner. The second goal was scored in the fifth minute by Mike Barlow who got on the end of a set piece by Anthony Aegerter, sent in from the right touch line 35 yards out. Jack Rogers went on to score a brace later in the 1st half for the final margin.

The Huskies graduate a pair of senior captains in Kody Nicks (#15) and Frankie Rosales (#8). Along with Zaine Yardley and Jack O’Leary they set the tone for the Huskies in not backing down from the challenge of the bigger and more athletic side. No goals in the second half and a group of freshman and sophomores that saw significant minutes will offer a foundation for 2015.

#1 SLUH (17-4-1) – 8
McCluer North (10-7-1) – 1

The Jr Billikens broke through in the 26th minute with a goal by Will Minnick. Goals by Andrew Patke and Clark Conway extended the lead to 3 in the first half. McCluer North fought back with a goal in the 52nd but gave up a PK in the 58th, taken successfully by Patke before Elias Asres, Sam Perry and a second by Elias extended the lead to 7-1 in the 72nd. Final goal scored by Cort Held.

The two team, ranked 1 and 2 by the Missouri Soccer Coaches, will play in the District Final Saturday November 1st at 12:00 pm at Chaminade.

You can find all of the area Playoff games on my St. Louis Soccer calendar that includes College and select Club games as well. If you’re on twitter add #soccerSTL and #CxDx to your tweets to help share scores from your team’s game.

Today also set the table to see two of the Top 3 Class 2 programs face off in a District final.

Fredericktown (7-12) – 0
#3 Perryville (24-1) – 10

#6 Cape Notre Dame (17-5-2) – 0
#1 St. Pius X 17-2-2)- 1

The District 1 Final will be Thursday Oct 30 at 4:00 PM at St Pius X in Festus.

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Brionna Halvorsen – From ODP to U17 USWNT Team Camp Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:04:06 +0000

Brionna Halverson, Futura Academy Forte Elite ’99

On the eve of the Missouri State Cup, opening Saturday October 25th in Kansas City, one player goes into the games knowing that her November schedule will overflow with opportunities.

Brionna Halverson, a sophomore at Bolivar High School in Bolivar, Missouri joined Futura Academy Forte Elite 98-99 (U16 Girls) this season and they go into the State Cup as the favorites in their age group. That’s not my opinion, that’s the result of the squad finishing 9-0 in the Midwest Regional League Premier Division this season. That includes a 2-0 win over the defending champion Lou Fusz Wipke squad. Futura lost to JB Marine Schneider in the semifinals last year, another team that will be looking for hardware this season as they round out the Missouri Top 3.

Halverson began participating in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) here in Missouri several years ago and last year she was part of the Missouri squad at the Region II Camp. During the Camp in Rockford she was invited to participate as a member of the Region II squad, one of only two Missouri players (with Kayla Denver, a Futura teammate). That led to competing with the Region II team at the 2013 Thanksgiving Inter-Regional , an event that pits the four Regional teams in a round-robin format that draws a large number of college coaches.

From that experience came another invite. Eighteen girls from the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) were invited to participate in the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls 1999 National Camp, held June 15-22 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The camp coincided with the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team Camp, and US Youth Soccer players will be evaluated for possible participation in U.S. National Team events.

It worked! Listen to my interview with Brionna (below) from earlier this month where she mentions she was invited with a few other girls to scrimmage with the U17 team during Camp in June.

Now, she is a member of the 25 player camp that U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team head coach B.J. Snow has named for a training camp running from Nov. 1-8 at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif. in the second domestic event of this cycle. The first was a highly successful trip to the Korea Republic at the end of August/beginning of September in which they earned two convincing victories against the hosts.

This U-17 camp, which features mostly players born 1999 and a few in 2000, will run concurrently with the U.S. Under-15 Girls’ National Team camp, which features players mostly born 2000 and a few in 2001.

The age cut-off for the next U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2016, which is currently scheduled to be played in Jordan, is for players born on or after Jan. 1, 1999.

So let’s recap – Missouri ODP Pool, to Region II Pool/Holdover and Region II team for the Inter-Regionals in 2013. In 2014, the National ODP Pool that included training with the U17 National Team in June. Now, following State Cup she will train with the U17 National Team Nov 1-8, followed by the ODP Thanksgiving Inter-Regional representing Region II November 24-28. That will be preceeded by the opening of National League.

Futura returns for their second year in the elite National League program, limited to only 16 teams per gender age group. Teams play a seven-game schedule over two weekends, facing each team within its age group division one time. The Top four teams (Two from each Division) advance to the National Championship.

The opening weekend is November 20-23 in Wilson, N.C. at the CASL Showcase. The girls will complete National League play at the Disney Soccer Showcase December 31 – January 2 in Orlando, FL. Brionna is going to be a busy girl!

Audio Interview – Brionna Halverson, Futura FC Academy Elite U16 on ODP and USWNT opportunities

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