Jeremy Alumbaugh, St Louis FC GM, on Player Development


With the completion of the World Cup, player development has become the topic of conversation within the community. So I went to the fellow I know best, who trained my nephews and was instrumental in helping me set my focus on “serving soccer junkies” since I began this effort in 2005, to discuss the topic. […]

Futura Southland Forte U15 Girls Chasing National Title


Futura Academy Forte (MO) secured a spot in the National Championship with a second place finish in the National League Blue Division this past Spring. Futura was the only team in the group to go undefeated with a 4-0-3 record, and scored the second most goals in the blue division with 12. Futura fell in […]

US Soccer Development Academy Finals Saturday

SLSG Metro host Chicago Magic PSG in U18 Boys Academy soccer match

The semifinal field is set for the 2013-14 Development Academy Championships, which take place July 17 and 19 at U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, California. On Monday, the U-17/18 quarterfinal winners included first-year club Bethesda-Olney, FC Dallas, the Montreal Impact and Players Development Academy. Tuesday’s U-15/16 quarterfinal winners featured Chicago Magic PSG, the […]

St Dominic Pre-Season Friendlies Registration Open


We would like to invite your team to participate in the St. Dominic Pre-Season Friendlies. Get your team off on the right foot this season with this opportunity to play some pre-season games in a relaxed atmosphere on a nice surface. There will be pools set-up of four teams by age group and equal skill […]

Missouri Sending Five To USYSA Region 2 Semifinals

2014-06-06 Missouri Rush win U13 Boys Quarterfinal match over Lou Fusz Caleca at Missouri State Cup

The Region 2 tournament group stages wrapped this afternoon and five teams have advanced to the knockout round of the Region II Tournament. A pair of U13 Boys teams – Lou Fusz Caleca/Geerling and SLSG pre-Academy could face off in the Finals if their semifinals go well Tuesday – are joined by U19 Raytown SC […]

Lou Fusz Wipke Sends Three Teams to Region 2 Tourney


The Lou Fusz Soccer Club has three Girls State Champions competing in the Region 2 Tournament in Dayton, OH this weekend. All three are part of the “Wipke Family” of teams. Game schedules, rankings and video interviews with the team captains are available below. I also spent time with Head Coach Jim Wipke to discuss […]

Lou Fusz Popovic, Pike and Geerling at Region 2 Tourney

2014-06-02 Lou Fusz Geerling Win 3-2 over SLSG Green in Missouri State Cup play

Lou Fusz Soccer Club is sending four Boys teams to the USYSA Region 2 tournament. Three teams – U14 Popovic, U17 Pike and U18 Geerling – were State Cup winners. For U13 Caleca/Geerling, it was their performance in the Midwest Regional League that sends them through to the next level. Below you’ll find schedules, rankings […]

Sporting JB Marine Rasch and Schneider at Region 2 Tourney


Sporting JB Marine SC are sending a pair of teams to the Region 2 Tournament, the U13 Rasch squad and the U15 Schneider squad. The Club has an excellent report on their website which has been summarized for this story. The U13 Rasch team coached by Rick Rasch won their second consecutive State Championship and […]

Kutis Academy Gold U16 Boys at Region 2

2014-06-08 Kutis Academy Gold capture U16 Boys Missouri soccer title over Missouri Rush Select

The Kutis Academy Gold boys, coached by Mark Tracy, won their Missouri title 1-0 over Missouri Rush Select in dramatic fashion. Trey Paloucek scored in overtime on a great ball by Caleb Kuhn over the top of the defense that Trey finished very well. You can see the post-game interview below. Pictures from the game, […]

Missouri at USYSA Region 2 Tournament

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The 2014 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships open June 21st at the John Ankeney Soccer Complex in Beavercreek, Ohio and will run until June 25th for the teams that reach the finals. I’ve been working hard to prepare coverage of the tournament from home. The full list of participants, which include the U13 […]