In a conversation with Terry Michler Friday afternoon, we discussed a key player on his team. Jack Edwards is a junior who started for Michler as a sophomore at left-back. Edwards has now moved into a more familiar role as a defensive midfielder for the CBC Cadets. In this conversation, Michler uses a couple of key phrases that are the highest praise he can offer – he’s an all-rounder and an ultimate playmaker. All of which means the play flows through him. Michler even goes so far as to indicate that Jack could have started on any of the team’s he has coached in his 46 years at CBC. High praise indeed.
Will you be out to Soccer Park tonight to see him live against SLUH? Game time is 8pm, beautiful night for a game.
Listen to this 7 minute conversation and watch #4 do his job tonight!
Coach Michler has been playing a 3-1-4-2 this season. Center back is sr. Connor Lonero while sr. Ryan Gerteisen and so. Nolan DeWeese have handled left and right back. Jack sits in front of them and as Michler notes, is the player the game goes through for this team. In front it is Tyler McAllister on the left, Sam Leach and Brendan Hennessey in the center (an inverted triangle) and Bryce Starzyk on the right (all seniors). Junior Nick Dempster and sr. EJ Verhulst are up top
On the Club side, Jack joined Sporting STL McMahon Ford, coached by Tommy Howe, as a freshman and has been playing in a defensive midfield role for them (alongside Travis Hunt of Zumwalt West), although in a 4-2-3-1 system. The team are two-time State Cup Champions. They reached the Region II Semifinals this year after finishing second in their group in 2015. They’ll continue as U18’s (1999) in the Spring.
For some background, here is the article I mentioned on Jordan Henderson, defensive midfielder for Liverpool FC. How Jordan Henderson evolved into Jurgen Klopp’s ideal No.6 for Liverpool
Check out this goal by Jordan Henderson against Chelsea on September 16