SLYSA League Concludes Largest Season Ever

With the conclusion of the Fall 2015 season, the SLYSA League Champions will be feted during a St. Louis Ambush match December 12th. I count 33 plus teams that could be in attendance from girls U8-U19 and boys U8-U14. There were 792 teams that played in a total of 3668 matches at 17 facilities ranging […]

Missouri Soccer Sends Seven to ODP Girls Thanksgiving Inter-Regionals

The annual US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (US Youth Soccer ODP) Girls Thanksgiving Interregional opens today at Spanish River Athletic Park and Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Teams from each of the four USYSA Regions are participating in the 1998-2002 age groups. The event will feature over 350 of the nation’s top […]

FCKC Pink Panthers Win 4th Straight Missouri Title

Scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes helped propel the FCKC Pink Panthers to their fourth straight Missouri State Cup title this afternoon, this one as U16’s. The win was not certain until the final whistle however as the AFA Fillies Wyland scored two in the second half to keep it close. Hallie Klanke […]

Missouri Rush Nero Ballard Win U15 Missouri President’s Cup Title

Congratulations to the Missouri Rush Nero Ballard 00-01 girls who won the U15 title in the Missouri President’s Cup tournament today. They defeated Sporting St Louis United 2-1 and will advance to the Region 2 Tournament next Summer. The team includes a number of St Dominic players – Mackenzie Ballard, Grace Koeller, Caroline Staebell, Sydney […]

St Louis Scott Gallagher Red Star’s Win Missouri Presidents Cup title

The St. Louis Scott Gallagher Red Star U16 Girls team came back from a one-goal deficit this afternoon to capture the Missouri President’s Cup title. Both goals were scored by Marissa Gianino and then the girls held off a strong effort by the FCKC Junior Pink Panther Premier squad to earn the hardware. In particular, […]

Sporting JBM Schneider Gets Past Lou Fusz Brinker

Alexis Nischbach got on the end of a Maddie Bauer square ball and finished back to her far side to break a scoreless deadlock with a determined Lou Fusz Brinker team Saturday to send the Sporting JB Marine Schneider girls to their fourth straight State Final. They face FCKC Forte Elite in the Final at […]

Sporting Columbia vs FCKC Juniors in U18 Girls Final

The Sporting Columbia Navy 1997—1998 Girls battled through two overtime periods, going down 1-2 with less than three minutes remaining, before scoring in the final seconds to send the game to penalty kicks. More later with a photo gallery and video interview with Molly Klein, who nailed the decisive PK. For FCKC Juniors Vardar, three […]

Missouri State Cup Final Four Opens

Time to switch gears from Boys High School play to the Girls Club circuit. The Missouri State Cup has reached the Final 4 stage and I’ll be on hand all day Saturday and Sunday to provide coverage from the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex in Maryland Heights. The President’s Cup is also at the Final 4 […]

US Soccer Announces New Concussion Protocol

Via the NY Times The United States Soccer Federation unveiled a series of safety initiatives Monday aimed at addressing head injuries in the sport, including a policy that sets strict limits on youth players heading the ball. The new guidelines, which resolve a proposed class-action lawsuit filed against U.S. Soccer and others last year, will […]

2015 Fall Missouri State Cup Final Four Set

The 2015/2016 Fall Missouri State Cup & Presidents Cup pool play got underway Friday here in St. Louis. It wraps up today and I’ll be on hand for the action and to provide updates as the results come in. We’ll know the Semifinalists by the end of the day who will be returning next weekend […]