It’s a big weekend here for Midwest Regional League play. There are a number of games going on at both the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex as well as SLSG Creve Coeur. I’ve got them categorized below by Age Group and Division from the youngest up. Join me pitchside for some quality games and then look for results and of course, pictures. Maybe even some video, I’ve broken out the GoPro again this season.
The U13 Girls First Central Red Division competition comes to an end this weekend for the three teams in this group. Crystal Lake Force Elite (Chicago suburb) open their MRL season by playing each of our local squads. The group is led by Missouri Rush Select with a 4-1 record. Their loss was at the hands of Lou Fusz Wipke. I covered their game at the Missouri Rush Show-Me Showdown earlier this month when Rush won on a late winner. Kolping Bush sit two points behind Rush and could leapfrog them to win the group with a win and a Rush loss this weekend.
I’ll be on hand Sunday for Rush’s match to see how things play out.
|U13 First Central Red|
|Saturday||11:00||Kolping Bush vs. Crystal Lake Force Elite||#10|
|Saturday||17:00||U13 1st Central Red||LF Wipke vs Crystal Lake Force Elite||#10|
|Sunday||12:00||U13 1st Central Red||MO Rush vs. Crystal Lake Force Elite||#7|
The U13 First West Red has a pair of Kansas City teams and two St. Louis squads. The two local teams face off Sunday morning. It’s the final game of the season for SLSG who are in the top half of the table right now with a 3-2 record. Sporting JBM Handyside have three games remaining (of six) with a trip to KC next weekend to complete their season. Both teams will be looking for local bragging rights obviously.
|U13 First West Red|
|Day||Time||MRL Group||Match||Field #/Result|
|Sunday||08:00||U13 1st West Red||SLSG Premier v Sporting JBM Handyside||SLSG CC#2|
Nobody’s played more than four of their seven games in the U14 Girls Premier II West Division. Campton United Navy (IL) visits this weekend to play the two St. Louis teams that are part of the group. Futura FC Vardar Academy 01-02 leads the group with six points from their two games. These will be the opening MRL games for our local squads.
|U14 Premier II West|
|Saturday||15:00||Sporting JBM Huesgen vs Campton United Navy||SLSG CC#2|
|Sunday||08:00||SLSG Premier 01-02 vs Campton United Navy||SLSG CC#1|
The U14 First Central Red division hosts eight matches this weekend at the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex, hosted by LF Solverud and LF Lister. They are joined by Missouri Rush Select in the division. All three of the teams are looking for their first victory and home cooking is the first step in that direction.
|U14 First Central Red|
|Saturday||09:00||MRL U14G||LF Solverud vs Elm Grove||#9|
|Saturday||09:00||MRL U14G||LF Lister vs Strike FC||#10|
|Saturday||15:00||MRL U14G||LF Solverud vs Strike FC||#9|
|Saturday||15:00||MRL U14G||LF Lister vs Waukesha||#10|
|Saturday||17:00||MRL U14G||MO Rush vs. Elm Grove||#9|
|Sunday||09:00||MRL U14G||LF Lister vs Elm Grove||#10|
|Sunday||09:00||MRL U14G||LF Solverud vs Waukesha||#9|
|Sunday||11:00||MRL U14G||MO Rush vs. Strike FC||#10|
A big weekend in the U15 Premier II division, comprising 11 teams, eight will be on hand here as Lou Fusz gets to show off their facility which I’ve heard has now been approved to be a required hosting site. Fewer trips to Rockford, more home games for our enjoyment!
Lou Fusz Elam are the hosts and Sporting JBM Cytron is also a part of the Division. LF Elam sits in second with a 2-0-1 record and seven points. I’ll targeting their game Sunday at 10am against North Shore United (WI) who sit just below them in the table. Sporting Cytron are mid-table at 1-1-1 and like Elam will face North Shore and Eclipse (Chicago) who are near the bottom. Important weekend!
|U15 Premier II|
|Day||Time||MRL Group||Match||Field #/Result|
|Saturday||13:00||MRL U15G||NSA Thunder vs. LSC EGA||#10|
|Saturday||13:00||MRL U15G||LF Elam vs Eclipse Elite||#9|
|Saturday||15:00||MRL U15G||Libertyville FC vs. KC Blaze Crush||#8|
|Saturday||17:00||MRL U15G||JB Marine Cytron vs. North Shore United||#8|
|Sunday||08:00||MRL U15G||Libertyville FC vs. LSC EGA||#8|
|Sunday||10:00||MRL U15G||LF Elam vs North Shore United||#8|
|Sunday||11:00||MRL U15G||NSA Thunder vs. KC Blaze Crush||#9|
|Sunday||12:00||MRL U15G||Eclipse Elite vs. JB Marine Cytron||#8|
The U16 Girls Premier II Division features three local squads – Sporting JBM Elite, Lou Fusz Whitehead and SLSG Premier 99-00. All three will face off against Libertyville FC and Chicago Inter this weekend at the SLSG Creve Coeur facility having played less than have of their 10 matches.
|U16 Girls Premier II|
|Saturday||08:00||Libertyville FC 1974 (IL) vs SLSG Premier 99/00 (MO)||SLSG CC#1|
|Saturday||10:00||Chicago Inter Soccer Red (IL) vs Sporting JB Marine Elite (MO)||SLSG CC#1|
|Saturday||17:00||Libertyville FC 1974 (IL) vs Sporting JB Marine Elite (MO)||SLSG CC#2|
|Saturday||17:00||Chicago Inter Soccer Red (IL) vs Lou Fusz Whitehead (MO)||SLSG CC#1|
|Sunday||10:00||Libertyville FC 1974 (IL) vs Lou Fusz Whitehead (MO)||SLSG CC#2|
|Sunday||10:00||Chicago Inter Soccer Red (IL) vs SLSG Premier 99/00 (MO)||SLSG CC#1|
More good news. As seen below, four of the top eight U13 Boys teams in Region II are competing at the Lou Fusz Complex as well. Part of the PQ West Blue Division.
|U13 Boys PQ West Blue|
|Saturday||12:00||CFJ North Pre Academy (IL) v FC Wichita 03 Jrs. (KS)||Field 4|
|Saturday||12:00||Chicago Magic Boys 02/03 (IL) v Elite Boys Academy 02/03 (NE)||Field 5|
|Saturday||14:00||Sporting J.B Mann (MO) v KC Select Foxes (MO)||Field 4|
|Saturday||16:00||CFJ North Pre Academy (IL) v KC Fusion Academy 02/03 (KS)||Field 4|
|Saturday||16:00||Chicago Magic Boys 02/03 (IL) v Omaha FC 02/03 Elite (NE)||Field 5|
|Sunday||09:00||CFJ North Pre Academy (IL) v Omaha FC 02/03 Elite (NE)||Field 4|
|Sunday||09:00||Chicago Magic Boys 02/03 (IL) v FC Wichita 03 Jrs. (KS)||Field 5|
|Sunday||11:00||Sporting J.B Mann (MO) v KC Fusion Academy 02/03 (KS)||Field 4|
|Sunday||11:00||KC Select Foxes (MO) v Elite Boys Academy 02/03 (NE)||Field 5|
Does your game go in this table?