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 […]

SIUE Cougars Coverage Suspended

Just a note to let you know I am suspending coverage of SIUE Cougars Soccer going forward. As can be seen from the image above, the Women’s team recently used one of my photos to promote their program. They did this without attribution or payment. It’s an egregious use as they went so far as […]

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 […]

Justin Bilyeu Signed by New York Red Bull

Via MLSsoccer.com = The New York Red Bulls have added to their defensive corps for the upcoming 2016 season with the announcement on Thursday they have signed 2016 MLS SuperDraft selections Justin Bilyeu and Zach Carroll. “Justin and Zach have done very well this preseason,” said Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis in a team […]

Justin Bilyeu Drafted by New York Red Bulls

Congratulations to Justin Bilyeu of CBC Soccer, SLSG Soccer and SIU Edwardsville. Chosen by the New York Red Bulls as the 18th pick in the first round. Comments by the analysts, including Taylor Twellman, following the choice noted that the Red Bulls have no available roster spots thus they chose someone who was unsigned. They […]

Bilyeu and Sparrow Invited to MLS Combine

Major League Soccer announced Friday which 59 NCAA Division I college players have been invited to participate in the 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine. Top collegiate players from across the country will showcase their talents in front of representatives from all 20 MLS clubs in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Jan. 7-12, 2016. All invited players […]

MVC Champion SIUE Cougars Hosting Conference Tournament

The SIUE men’s soccer team won its first-ever Missouri Valley Conference regular season title Saturday defeating Loyola 1-0 in overtime at Korte Stadium. The win is the eighth consecutive for the Cougars who will take the No. 1 seed into the MVC Tournament that begins Wednesday at Ralph Korte Stadium on the SIUE campus. It […]

Tom Barlow OT Game Winner Sends Wisconsin past SLU Billikens

With the Badgers and the Billikens locked in a 1-1 stalemate in double overtime, Christopher Mueller lined up to take a corner kick. Mueller served the ball into the box and found Tom Barlow, who scored on a header near post (it’s headed towards goal here) and won the game with his golden goal in […]

SLU Billikens Grab Dramatic 2nd OT Win at SIUE Cougars

THE local Division 1 derby game is the annual match between the SIUE Cougars and SLU Billikens womens programs. In it’s fourth year, the Billiken’s visited SIUE tonight in the Cougars home opener. As has been the case in the three games I’ve now covered, the visiting team walked away with the win. The Billiken’s […]

SIUE Cougars Day Camp Begins June 15

SIUE men’s soccer has announced the upcoming camp schedule. Cougars Day Camp I June 15-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. daily Boys and Girls Ages 5-13 Cost: $160-$185 Description: Attention will focus on combining technical training and small-sided game scenarios. Quality instruction provided on the field with coaches demonstrating each skill allows campers to view and learn […]