Portland Thorns to Add Academy Program in Missouri


The Portland Thorns are pleased to announce the creation of the Missouri Thorns Football (Soccer) Club. The club is headquartered in Wentzville, MO, and will be an affiliate to the Portland Thorns. This affiliation makes the Missouri Thorns the only soccer club in the Greater St Louis Area to have an affiliation with a professional […]

Sporting STL and AC Portia Via Announce Merger

2014-06-07 Sporting STL vs Lou Fusz Simon, U14 Boys semifinal

Sporting STL and AC Porta Via, two of the premier youth soccer organizations in the St. Louis area, will merge, significantly expanding their soccer footprint in St. Louis, Pat Howe, director of communications for Sporting STL, announced today. Sporting STL, which is led by legendary coach Tommy Howe, adds to its leadership ranks the likes […]

Sporting J. B. Marine SC To Add Boys Program


Sporting J.B. Marine Soccer Club announces the formation of a boys program to begin play in the fall of 2015. Sporting J.B. Marine, an Academy Affiliate of the MLS Soccer Club Sporting Kansas City, currently has 44 girls teams playing in the U8-U17 age groups. Sporting JB Marine was formed in 1978 as J.B. Marine […]

College Soccer Prep Camp Registration Open

Coach Todd Shulenberger

The College Soccer Prep Camp is coming to St. Louis June 8-11, 2015. I visited the initial St. Louis event in 2013 and here is what I wrote about the Camp. College Prep Camp is a program developed by Todd Shulenberger, now Associate Head Coach at Texas Tech but previously with Mizzou. Staffed by regional […]

Missouri Rush Mother’s Day Classic

LF Fuller and Norco Crozier battle to 2-2 Draw in Rush Tourney o

The Missouri Rush’s Mother’s Day Classic and College Showcase is a popular youth soccer tournament for spring in Saint Louis. It opened Friday with games being played at both St. Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA) but also Mueller Soccer Complex in St. Charles. I took in a U14 Girls match to open the weekend on […]

Lou Fusz Midwest Spring Invitational Results

U18 Boys Soccer Title Won by Missouri Rush over Norco Bergmann

The Lou Fusz Midwest Spring Invitational drew 220+ applications this year leading to a few disappointed teams as the tournament hosted 180 teams across the four fields at the Lou Fusz Soccer Complex as well as all four Parkway High School turf fields and the SLSG Creve Coeur facility. I made it out for the […]

Naomi Ferguson Called into US Club Soccer Id2 Camp

SLSG Missouri U14 ECNL Come Back for 2-1 Win over Chicago Eclipse

US Club Soccer held their second id2 Training Camp of 2015 this past weekend in Raleigh, NC. Included in the 48 girls in the 2001 age group invited to participate was Naomi Ferguson of SLSG Missouri ECNL. Naomi is a seventh grader who is the youngest player on her 2000-2001 squad who are primarily eighth […]

Dave Lange: Perfection #STLsoccerCity

Lori Chalupny

Perfection. No other word will do to describe Soccer Week in St. Louis. From the arrival of the U.S. Women’s National Team on Tuesday to the final whistle of its triumphant 4-0 World Cup warmup victory over New Zealand Saturday at Busch Stadium, almost everything one could wish came true. St. Louis welcomed the U.S. […]

Lori Chalupny Named Player of the Match for #USAvNZL

Lori Chalupny

Lori’s goal in front of her hometown crowd propelled her to the post-game press conference with Player of the Match recognition Saturday. I’ve included her press conference remarks as well as a video of the goal. We’ll be back this week with more as we edit and process our photos and thoughts. Plus the American […]

Dave Lange: Lori and Becky With Their Club Coach Mike Gauvain

Lori Chalupny, Becky Sauerbrunn and Mike Gauvain at Busch Stadiu, 3 April 2013

This story is contributed by Dave Lange, author of Soccer Made in St. Louis. Dave’s video interview with the three subjects will be included in the American Outlaws documentary being produced by Pounds Media during the USWNT visit this weekend. The trailer for the documentary can be seen here. On a cold weekend morning last […]