Tommy Meyer’s Major League Development

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Tommy Meyer is a St. Louis native and a graduate of SLUH, the alma matter of MLS star and ESPN commentator Taylor Twellman. He played college soccer at Indiana University before going pro. On Saturday he started and went 90 minutes against Sporting Kansas City. He said his entire family made the 4-hour trip to […]

Evangel University Adds Soccer

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Via Evangel Athletics – Evangel University has announced the addition of men’s and women’s soccer to its intercollegiate athletic offerings, beginning in the 2015-16 school year. This will be the first time the university has offered women’s soccer and the first time to offer men’s soccer since the 1974 season. A Men’s Coach will be […]

STLCC Florissant Valley Pitch to be Named for Pete Sorber

St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley hired a gem, when one legendary coach, Harry Keough left Florissant Valley to take over the men's soccer program at St. Louis University in 1967 and recommended Pete Sorber for the job. In short time, the Florissant Valley Norsemen became a national power under the tutelage of Coach Sorber. A very laidback, caring individual Sorber, did a fantastic job identifying talent and guiding young men on and off the playing field. In thirty years at Florissant Valley, Coach Sorber's teams compiled a 415-85-22 record. The creation of a dynasty was an understatement when came to the most dominant program in NJCAA men's soccer history, the Norsemen won 10 NJCAA National Championships, won eighteen Region 16 titles, finished runners-up twice in the national tournament and Sorber was named NJCAA National Coach of the Year five times. Over the stretch run of Sorber's coaching career, the Norseman had 72 NJCAA All-Americans, many of whom went on to four year college programs and played professionally in the NASL, MISL or NPSL. Coach Sorber never had a team or a player he didn't want to help become better as a collective group or individual. Sorber was quoted as saying in an interview with the NJCAA Review, "I can't name just one special player or special team because that would leave out all the others." This philosophy has proven itself time and time again, as many of his former players have gone on to coach all levels of soccer.

Via STLCC Archers – The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution at its May 15 meeting to name the soccer field at its Florissant Valley campus after retired coach Pete Sorber, who created the most dominant program in National Junior College Athletic Association history. The playing surface will be designated […]

Erin Hesselbach Hired To Coach STLCC Archers

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Erin Hesselbach, Head Coach of the IWA Red Knights, has been hired to coach the STLCC Archers. She replaces Juergen Huettner who resigned in late April to accept the Head Coach position at SWIC. UPDATE via STLCC – Hesselbach Takes over STLCC Women’s Soccer Program The job is part-time in nature. Huettner is the head […]

Sporting KC Face Columbus on Sunday

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NBCSN’s Major League Soccer coverage this weekend features last season’s MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City hosting Columbus Crew on Sunday at 3 pm CT. MLS Correspondent Anders Aarhus (@SportsViking) takes a look at the game. Sunday’s match is the first of the season between the Eastern Conference’s top two teams, first-place Columbus and second-place […]

Jurgen Huettner Moves To SWIC

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Via STLCC Archers – Juergen Huettner, who led the St. Louis Community College women’s soccer team to two straight National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Championship Tournaments, has resigned to take the head coaching job for Southwestern Illinois College’s women’s squad. In five seasons at STLCC, Huettner’s teams were a combined 62-44-4, including a […]

How Sporting KC Beat Montreal

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There’s a ton of parity in MLS, but you wouldn’t have known it watching Saturday night’s Sporting Kansas City – Montreal Impact game. The defending champions took on one of the league’s worst teams and the result was an unsurprising 4-0 victory for SKC. But it could have been a much different game if Marco […]

All-American Louie Berra at SIUE Saturday

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It’s a darn good weekend for soccer and that includes the College game. Of particular note is the return to the pitch of Louis Berra for the Louisville Cardinals after sitting out a season following his transfer from Ohio State. The DeSmet soccer alum and his teammates face off against the SIUE Cougars on Saturday […]

A Look at Matt Besler And Defending

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Matt Besler didn’t seem too pleased to be asked about Omar Gonzalez and last Wednesday’s USMNT game against Mexico. “I’m not going to comment on Omar,” Besler told reporters after Saturday’s scoreless draw with Real Salt Lake. “I don’t judge other people’s play. I think he’s a very strong center back and I look forward […]

Red Card Cancer Event With SIUE Soccer

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SIUE women’s soccer has teamed with the student group Goalkeepers to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. The Cougars and Goalkeepers are joining forces with St. Louis Children’s Hospital and the Vs. Cancer Foundation to Give Cancer a Red Card this Sunday at Korte Stadium. Donation Link In conjunction with SIUE women’s […]