Sam Cary, Missouri Young Referee on Why She Refs

I talked to sophomore Sam Cary at the SLU v Iowa match last week (Cary committed to become a Hawkeye earlier this school year). I wanted to hear about her experiences as a Youth Soccer referee. I’ll let you hear about it in her own words, listen below! Sam Cary, MYSA Young Female Referee 2017 […]

Weekly News – Scholar All-American, Euro Travels, UNC Recruit

CLUB Good luck to Ian Drake (2003) who is participating in the US Youth Futsal National ID Camp this weekend in Kansas City. I’ll have more next week upon his return. There will be a groundbreaking in Kansas on Sunday at US Soccer and Sporting KC finally begin development of the US Soccer National Training […]

SLYSA Spring Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the 2016 SLYSA Spring season and over 100 teams have already applied to play. You can view a list of the teams that have applied in each age group HERE SLYSA REGISTRATION INFORMATION Deadline is January 1, 2016. League play will range from Boys U8 up to U19 while it will […]

Thank You St. Louis Soccer!

UPDATED – I’m wrapping up my fourth year of coverage here in St. Louis and I’d like to say thank you. As the graphic below shows, it appears that according to Quantcast (a 3rd party web traffic monitor you sign up for) I’m attracting approximately four times the amount of traffic in terms of people […]

Nik Bushell Named MYSA Executive Director

Late Monday the Missouri Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) released the following statement: Missouri Youth Soccer Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Nik Bushell as Executive Director.  We are very happy to bring someone with the knowledge of soccer that Nik possesses to the association. He will help us to continue the growth of […]

SLYSA U12 Girls – Franciscan SC vs WC St Louis SC

A beautiful Saturday morning and I took in a SLYSA U12 Girls match. No match report, there will be time later in their careers for that. Suffice to say it held my attention for the entire 70 minutes and it was good to see the work the young ladies were putting into the game. For […]

Soccer Made in St Louis out of Print

The book “Soccer Made in St. Louis” has sold out its print run. First published in August 2011 by Reedy Press, the publisher’s inventory has been depleted. Dave Lange, the author, recently shared the news about the status of the book and the related website: The website was created to promote the book, “Soccer Made […]

Make Money – Entry Level Referee Course

Want to become a soccer referee? You can earn up to $50 per game refereeing in the SLYSA league and you can set your own schedule. Entry level referee class is scheduled for early August at the Kolping Kicks Soccer Complex. The fee is $65 Dates: 8/11/14 from 6pm – 10pm 8/13/14 from 6pm – […]

Missouri State Cup Group Play Finishing Today

First, a look at the U18 Boys bracket. Sporting STL Rangers have advanced to the Quarterfinals with 9 points in Bracket C but the remaining three spots hinge on two of the three games that will be played this evening at the SLSG Creve Coeur facility. 6:00 pm – #2 Lou Fusz Geerling vs #1 […]

Tryout: Kutis SC

Kutis 02/03, coached by Mark Tracy and Brian McChesney, is looking for players/additions to its current roster (including a goalkeeper) for the 2014-2015 season. Kutis 02/03 finished at the top of the standings in SLYSA’s U-11 First Division. We will be playing 11 vs 11 beginning in Fall 2014, likely in the U12 Championship Division. […]