Saint Louis FC Opens Home Account Tonight


While merely an exhibition against the Tulsa Roughnecks, our second closest USL opponent yet not an Eastern Conference foe, tonight Saint Louis FC will have their first of two opportunities to measure the Soccer Park’s preparations for the return of professional soccer to St. Louis. The event is sold out although I’m guessing at less […]

Mike Ambersley First St. Louis FC Signing


Saint Louis Football Club has announced the first player signing in club history, welcoming Mike Ambersley back to his hometown for the 2015 USL PRO season. “After I heard the club’s vision, I was very interested and had a decision to make,” Ambersley said. “Given that St. Louis is my hometown, I feel like it’s […]

MCC Minute – Rain and a few matches

CBC Earns late tie vs DeSmet in their Boys soccer tourney 11 Sep 2014

While finishing the Gateway City Classic last weekend and playing local rivals, matches for CBC and Chaminade at the Art Firley Soccer Shootout in Jefferson City were cancelled due to continuous rain (although rescheduled for this weekend), while Vianney traveled to Springfield to compete against teams from the southwest corner of the state. SLUH The […]

MCC Minute – Gateway City Classic Edition

Chaminade Shuts Out Howell Central to Advance to CYC Soccer Semifinals

As MCC squads played local schools in the first half of the past week, four of the five competed in the nationally recognized Gateway City Soccer Classic held throughout the St. Louis area.  With lightning and thunder dominating Thursday’s opening matches for many, the rescheduled matches had everyone hopping around town!  Here’s how they all fared: […]

MCC Minute – CYC Week


While it was unusual to see Chaminade complete their conference schedule halfway into the season (most years they finish in late October, just prior to district playoffs), it was good to see the MCC squads compete against other area teams prior to next week’s CYC Tournament. Here’s the week’s recap: SLUH – the Jr. Bills […]

CBC Needs Late Goal to Tie DeSmet


The CBC Cadets fought back late in the second half Thursday to earn a 1-1 tie with DeSmet in the second round of games in their annual tournament. DeSmet, who controlled much of the play in the first half, were rewarded in the 33rd minute when when Michael Scherping scored off a long throw-in by […]

MCC Minute – CBC Tournament Week

2014-09-03 Vianney wins derby with Kirkwood

While this upcoming week the CBC Tournament will showcase four of the five MCC programs, the past week provided plenty of opportunities to catch local and outstate action: Desmet – the Spartans traveled to Rockwood Summit on Thursday and came up short in a 1-0 defeat. On Saturday, they defeated Francis Howell North 2-1, the […]

Josh Klein Named DeSmet Head Coach


I sat down with Josh Klein Tuesday following a morning training session. We talk about the big shows he has to fill in replacing Greg Vitello. Josh played for Vitello in the early 90’s and has spent the last 10 years coaching at DeSmet for Coach Vitello. He has some personal goals we discuss as […]

All-American Louie Berra at SIUE Saturday


It’s a darn good weekend for soccer and that includes the College game. Of particular note is the return to the pitch of Louis Berra for the Louisville Cardinals after sitting out a season following his transfer from Ohio State. The DeSmet soccer alum and his teammates face off against the SIUE Cougars on Saturday […]

MCC Minute – Season Preview and Week One

CBC Cadets, Missouri 2012 Class 3 boys soccer State Champions

Welcome back this year to the MCC Minute! While we’re fortunate to have such great high school soccer played in the St. Louis area for decades, this weekly section highlights the play of the Metro Catholic Conference (MCC) schools (CBC, Chaminade, Desmet, SLUH and Vianney). To kick off the season, we’re showcasing some of the […]