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 […]

MCC Soccer Minute – 2016 College Edition

It’s a new season to highlight former MCC soccer players, so here’s a list of those currently playing in colleges across the country (please share any additional we may have missed): Division I Belmont University (KY) – Horizon League – the Bruins feature junior Tony Doellefeld and sophomore Dennis Kluba (both SLUH) and host W. […]

Austin Ledbetter Named to Hermann Trophy Watch List

Congratulations to Austin Ledbetter of the SIUE Cougars who was named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List Wednesday. Austin is a CBC Graduate where he was a second team All-State selection as well as a first team All-Metro and All-Conference pick his junior season (2011). That team included Justin Bilyeu, now with the New York […]

College Soccer Achievements

OK, let’s get caught up on some of the players who have been recognized in the early stages of the season, with Conference schedule’s beginning in College Soccer. By the way, this is somewhat labor intensive so feel free to send me links to similar recognition for your favorite player. Let me help recognize their […]

MCC in College – Updating Missouri Valley Conference Soccer

This week we’re taking a look at the Missouri Valley Conference and their early-season action involving MCC alums: Bradley – the Braves have started 3-3-0, though looking to get back on the winning track after two losses this past weekend out west (vs. Utah Valley and UNLV). Freshman Alex Ciaramitaro (SLUH) has played in all […]

SLSG U18 Open US Soccer Academy Finals Sunday

I’ve written about a lot of title games in the past month – High School, Missouri State Cup, National Cup XII, Super Y League and underway now the ECNL with National Premier League (NPL) and USYSA upcoming. Quality competitions all but within the Club sphere there are two, possibly three, that to my mind offer […]

SIUE Cougars Recruiting Class Ranked High

The 2013 recruiting class for SIUE men’s soccer has been ranked among the nation’s finest as announced by SIUE is ranked No. 38 nationally and is the only Missouri Valley Conference member to be included in the select group. The Cougars announced their eight incoming freshmen following the February national signing date. The list […]

SLSG U18 Academy Open National Playoffs Monday

The 2012-13 Development Academy Playoffs open today, Monday June 24th at FC Dallas Park in Frisco, TX. The hometown club and defending U-17/18 champions FC Dallas were drawn into Group 3 with Albertson SC, Crew Soccer Academy and Concorde Fire. Defending champions on the U-15/16 side, New York Red Bulls were drawn into Group 7 […]

SLSG Academy Face Vardar and Crew This Weekend

Other then a final derby game between SLSG Metro and SLSG Missouri, scheduled for Saturday June 1st although likely to change, this weekend is the final home stand for both programs. One team remains in the race for an Academy Playoff spot, the SLSG Missouri U17/18 squad looks to return to post-season play following their […]

Metro Catholic Conference Minute

The soccer season begins today for Chaminade, ranked #1 in the Metro area by the estimable Joe Lyons, as they visit Priory to open the season. This is also the opening for what I hope will be a weekly roundup of action in the League by a new writer who is very familiar with the […]