The 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships begin play Friday June 24 and Kansas City sends five girls teams, four of them State Champions, the tournament being held in Westfield, IN (North of Indianapolis). FCKC Juniors swept the four age groups titles (U15-U18) at the Fall State Cup tournament in 2015 and added the U14 squad via the Midwest Regional League (MRL) qualification.
The teams are identified below with links to the Age Group standings and then a link to the individual team. Game schedules and results are at the bottom of this page as well so bookmark this story and come back for all the news!
An additional resource this year is a Digital Program. It is available for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle. It includes Rosters for each team as well as Age Group schedules, so very useful. It can be printed but it’s 78 pages.
U14 Girls – FCKC Vardar
Friday – the girls open with a 3-0 win over WDMSC Blaze (IA) with goals by Mollie Plas, Madilyn Hamline and Courtney Harrison and Clean sheet Alaina Werremeyer
Saturday – a 1-0 win over CUP Gold (OH-S) puts the team atop the group with six points.
Sunday – fall 0-2 to MN Thunder Academy, ending their run as Thunder finish 3-0 and top the group.
In addition, Sporting JB Marine Schneider (STL) advance as State Cup champions.
U15 Girls – FCKC Ristov
Friday – the girls open with an 0-4 loss to the always tough CUP Gold squad
Saturday – a 4-1 win over Maplebrook (MN) puts the team in the second spot in the group with 3 points.
Sunday – the 2-1 win against Cleveland FC means Ristov finish second in the group with 7 points, as CUP Gold advances.
U16 Girls – FCKC Pink Panthers Elite
Friday – the girls open with a 0-0 draw against Minneapolis United
Saturday – a comprehensive 5-0 win against Iowa Rush puts Pink Panther tied with Minneapolis United atop the group with four points.
Sunday – defeat winless ZYSA 4-0 and advance to the Semifinals with +8 GD as Minneapolis United win 4-2 but fail to advance with a +6 Goal Differential.
The Pink Panther Elites enter the tournament as four time State Missouri State Champions as well as Region 2 Champions at U15 last year, advancing to the National tournament where they went 1-2.
U17 Girls – FCKC Forte Elite
Friday – a 4-1 win to open over ZYSA (IN) that included a brace for Kayla Deaver and a goal by Brionna Halverson scored in the 1st minute!
Saturday – a 5-1 win over Sporting Kaw Valley (KS) has Forte Elite alone atop the group with six points
Sunday – a 2-2 draw against Alliance (MI) sends the girls to the semifinals, topping the group with 7 points
In addition, Lou Fusz Wipke advanced to the Regional tournament via MRL
U18 Girls – FCKC Academy Vardar
Friday – a 3-4 loss to MI Jaguars
Saturday – a 1-1 draw against Midwest United (MI) relegates the girls to the bottom of the group with a single point
Sunday – fall 1-6 to Indy Premier and finish 0-2-1 in group play
I’m also going to be tracking the performance of the Sporting KC pre-academy teams that have reached the Region II tournament, both winning Kansas State Cup titles.
U14 Boys – Sporting KC pre-Academy
Friday – a 1-1 Draw with SC Waukesha
Saturday – a 1-2 loss to Pennine United (OH-N) leaves the boys at the bottom of the group.
Sunday – fall 0-5 to group champion Team Challenger and finish their season with an 0-2-1 record at Regionals.
Sporting KC is a U13 pre-Academy team playing up a year, much like the U15’s last year who went on to win the U15 National title with a number of younger players.
U15 Boys – Sporting KC Academy
Friday – Sporting opens with a 3-1 win over CUP Gold
Saturday – an 0-2 loss leaves the team with 3 points
Sunday – finish with a 4-2 win over SLSG Elite who finished third with 6 points, while Sporting finish second with 7 points.
Sporting KC were the U15 Boys National Champions in 2015, with 7 players on that team playing up a year. This year they again bring a mix of U14 and U15 boys to defend the age group title including Jackson Wood, Massimo McGuire, Luke Rafanan, & Kyle Ziegler from last years title team.
|07:00||U15||FCKC Ristov vs CUP Gold (OH-S)||0-4 LOSS|
|07:00||U16||FCKC Pink Panthers vs Minneapolis United||0-0 DRAW|
|08:30||U14||FCKC Vardar vs WDMSC Blaze (IA)||3-0 WIN|
|11:00||U17||FCKC Forte Elite vs ZYSA Select (IN)||4-1 WIN|
|15:00||U18||FCKC Academy Vardar vs MI Jaguars Green||3-4 LOSS|
|09:00||U15B||Sporting KC vs CUP Gold (OH-S)||3-1 WIN|
|15:00||U14B||Sporting KC vs SC Waukesha Blue||1-1 DRAW|
|07:00||U18||FCKC Academy Vardar vs Midwest United (MI)||1-1 DRAW|
|09:00||U15||FCKC Ristov vs Maplebrook (MN)||4-1 WIN|
|09:00||U16||FCKC Pink Panthers vs Iowa Rush||5-0 WIN|
|13:00||U17||FCKC Forte Elite vs Sporting Kaw Valley (KS)||5-1 WIN|
|15:00||U14||FCKC Vardar vs CUP Gold (OH-S)||1-0 WIN|
|07:00||U14B||Sporting KC vs Pennine United (OH-N)||1-2 LOSS|
|11:00||U15B||Sporting KC vs Toledo Celtics Black (OH-N)||0-2 LOSS|
|07:00||U15||FCKC Ristov vs Cleveland FC||2-1 WIN|
|07:00||U17||FCKC Forte Elite vs Alliance Black (MI)||2-2 DRAW|
|08:30||U14||FCKC Vardar vs MN Thunder Academy West||0-2 LOSS|
|11:00||U16||FCKC Pink Panthers vs ZYSA Select (IN)||4-0 WIN|
|15:00||U18||FCKC Academy Vardar vs Indy Premier Elite||1-6 LOSS|
|13:00||U15B||Sporting KC vs SLSG Elite||4-2 WIN|
|13:30||U14B||Sporting KC vs Team Challenger Black (OH-N)||0-5 LOSS|