2016 US Youth Soccer ODP Region II ID Camp

The Region II ODP ID Camps are underway at Saginaw Valley State University in Saginaw, MI. The boys participated July 5-9 and the Girls begin today, July 12 through July 16. Following the completion of these events, a subset of players will be invited to participate on the Region II ODP teams with events such […]

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 […]

USA face Ecuador Tonight in Copa America Quarterfinal

The U.S. Men’s National Team is set to begin the knockout stage of the Copa America Centenario – a tournament celebrating the 100th anniversary of the historical Copa America tournament, the championship of South America – against Ecuador on Thursday, June 16 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle (8:30 p.m. CT – FS1, UniMas, UDN). The […]

Missouri State Cup – Day One

Day one of the Missouri State Cup is underway and I’m searching out teams that advanced to the Region II tournament last year as State Champions or Midwest Regional League (MRL) winners. I’ll be out all three days for the Group Round (Saturday – Monday) so look for me at your games. U14 BOYS Sporting […]

Cor Jesu Advances to State Final 4 with Overtime Win

A goal by Sr. Kelsey Doerr, from Nicole Zoellner’s corner kick, sends the Chargers to the Class 4 Final Four next week in Kansas City. It came in the 11th minute of the first overtime following a scoreless regulation match. Lots more to come PHOTO GALLERY – Cor Jesu hosts Francis Howell Central Sydney Chalcraft, […]

Granite City Claims Illinois Regional Title over Edwardsville

Neeley Wiehardt stopped three penalty kicks, the second through fourth, by the Edwardsville Tigers tonight to help lead the Granite City Warriors to the Class 3A Regional Final. The PK session, won 3-1 after both teams scored on their first attempt, came after a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods. PHOTO GALLERY – […]

Chris Klein on the Top Priority for Parents

As a father of three, Chris Klein (DeSmet Jesuit) shares that his #1 priority as a sports parents is to help them love the game. Teaching a love of the game, instead of pressuring to win, keeps kids wanting to come back and play more. If the ultimate goal of youth sports is for kids […]

Parkway West Gets Past Zumwalt East in PKs

Parkway West came to St Peters to face Zumwalt East Tuesday night and spoiled the party for the 9 graduating Lion seniors (gallery below). In a game that felt like a District playoff match, the teams sparred through a scoreless first half , came out hard in the second half and scored six minutes apart, […]

The Jacqui Report – 5 NWSL Rookies To Watch

Three games into the 2016 NWSL season and its already becoming quite the unpredictable race. Who would’ve guessed that Washington would be in first? Or that two-time defending champions Kansas City would be in the bottom half of the table? Not me. What I do know is how well the rookie class has performed overall […]

Ursuline Wins Footprints Match, Ready to Challenge in Class 3

On Friday the St Dominic Crusaders visited Ursuline for the Fifth annual Footprints match, a Benefit Game to raise awareness and funds for the Footprints Program at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. PHOTO GALLERY – St Dominic at Ursuline For the first time in the five years of the event, the Bear’s came away […]