The 2019 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships will be played June 21-26 at Saginaw Township Soccer Complex in Saginaw, Mich. Missouri will be represented by nine teams, eight of which are from the St. Louis area. That includes six teams from St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG) SC as well as teams from JB Marine, Sporting STL and Alliance (KC). Below you can find information on each of the teams along with links to their individual page at US Youth Soccer.
In 2018, the SLSG 2002 Elite boys advanced to the National Championship for a second time and 2019 will be three straight. They are joined by the 2001 Elite boys. This year, the SLSG 2003 boys have already qualified for the National Championship series via their National League division title. Who will join them?
The US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships, which will feature top teams in the 13U through 19U age groups, kick off with round robin games Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23. Following a day of rest, semifinal matches are Tuesday, June 25, and finals are Wednesday, June 26. I’m adding Rankings based upon Region 2 Youth Soccer Rankings
I’ll offer comments of mine or that I share, along with the team schedule and results and a link to their team page at USYSA. All of the games are also now part of my St. Louis soccer calendar where you can find key club, college and professional area games. NOTE – this is a live document so visit regularly!
ADVANCING to the knockout round beginning Tuesday are SLSG 2002 Elite, SLSG 2004 Elite and Sporting STL 2006 Goddard
SLSG 2001 must win against Galaxy (IL) – DREW 1-1
SLSG 2003 must win and need IN to beat Milwaukee Bavarians
SLSG 2004 must win against current leaders
JB Marine 2004 Gober must win against current co-leaders Midwest United
Sporting STL 2006 need a draw to advance after winning their first two – WIN 3-0
Cumulative Record (W-D-L)
SUNDAY Day 3 Summary (): SLSG 02 win, Ethan Valenti GW;
SATURDAY Day 2 Summary (5-2-2): SLSG 04 draw; SLSG 02 win and advance; SLSG 05 draw; SLSG 03 loss; SLSG 01 win, Camden Dunne GW; JB Marine 04 win, Kaden Smith GW; Alliance 00 win; SLSG 00 loss; Sporting STL win, Canon Mathison GW
FRIDAY Day 1 Summary (6-2-1) SLSG 2001 Draw; JB Gober Win, Henry Staebell GW; SLSG 2004 Elite win, Tyler Hott GW; SLSG 2002 Elite, Jake Karolczak GW and hat-trick; SLSG 2005 Elite loss; Sporting STL 2006 win, Landon Strasser GW; SLSG 2003 win, Jalen Corn GW; Alliance FC 2000 draw; SLSG 2000 win, Jacob Guhr GW
|6/21/2019||12:00 PM||Sporting STL Goddard v Raiders FC (IL)||2-0 W|
|6/22/2019||3:00 PM||Sporting STL Goddard v Sporting OFC (NE)||2-1 W|
|6/23/2019||3:00 PM||Sporting STL Goddard v Des Moines Menace (IA)||3-0 W|
SUNDAY another game-winner for Mathison, this in the 25th minute. Isaac Polman and Edin Clark also scored.
SATURDAY Carson Nolan opened the scoring in the 7th but Sporting NE equalized late in the first half. Canon Mathison got the game-winner in the 63rd
FRIDAY a nice opening match at their first ever Midwest Regional, goals by Landon Strasser in the 59th and Gavin Netzel in stoppage time for the final margin
Link to the Team Page Sporting STL 2006
|6/21/2019||12:00 PM||SLSG Elite v National Union Black (MI)||0-3 L|
|6/22/2019||10:00 AM||SLSG Elite v Libertyville FC (IL)||0-0 D|
|6/23/2019||8:30 AM||SLSG Elite v Ft. Wayne United (IN)||1-2 L|
SUNDAY a late goal by Ryley Gibbs avoided the shutout but the boys fall to last in the group with the loss
SATURDAY a scoreless draw that puts them in third with three points available Sunday against winless Ft. Wayne
FRIDAY a tough opener as the boys give up three second half goals
Link SLSG 2005 Elite
For JB Marine Gober, a return to the Midwest Regionals, obtained once again by winning their Midwest Conference Premier I season.
|6/21/2019||7:00 AM||#13 JB Marine Gober v #40 Gretna Primo Green (NE)||2-0 W|
|6/21/2019||9:00 AM||#6 SLSG Elite v #58 Sporting BV (KS)||3-1 W|
|6/22/2019||7:00 AM||#6 SLSG Elite v #24 MI Jaguars Green||1-1 D|
|6/22/2019||1:00 PM||#13 JB Marine Gober v #161 Ft. Wayne United (IN)|
|6/23/2019||11:00 AM||#13 JB Marine Gober v #16 Midwest United (MI)|
|6/23/2019||1:00 PM||#6 SLSG Elite v #4 Team Challenger (OH-N)|
Game Notes – JB Marine Gober
FRIDAY second half goals by Henry Staebell (game-winner) and Kaden Karr provided the margin
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Game Notes – SLSG ELite
SATURDAY Elite draw Michigan Jaguars 1-1. Hardy Unassisted in the 17th, a rope from 35 yrds to tie the game. A win necessary Sunday against the current group leaders to reach the semifinals.
FRIDAY after allowing a first half goal, Elite stormed back with three goals in the second half – Owen Hardy in 70th, Tyler Hott with the game-winner in the 73rd and a second by Hardy in the 80th
|6/21/2019||1:00 PM||SLSG Elite v IN Elite||2-1 W|
|6/22/2019||11:00 AM||SLSG Elite v Milwaukee Bavarians|
|6/23/2019||9:00 AM||SLSG Elite v National Union Black|
FRIDAY after giving up a goal in the 21st, the boys responded as John Cordia equalized in the 25th. The game winner came in the 63rd minute by Jalen Corn.
Link SLSG 2003 Elite
|6/21/2019||11:00 AM||SLSG Elite v Ft. Wayne United||3-0 W|
|6/22/2019||9:00 AM||SLSG Elite v SC Waukesha Wave||1-0 W|
|6/23/2019||7:00 AM||SLSG Elite v DASC Black (SD)||3-1 W|
SUNDAY after giving up a 9th minute goal, Elite knotted the score in the 23rd via Joseph Hipskind and then saw Ethan Valenti get the winner in the 73rd with Karolzcak adding the final margin
SATURDAY A narrow win but sufficient to send them to the knockout rounds beginning Tuesday (Monday is an off day)
FRIDAY a hat-trick by Jacob Karolczak (12th, 19th and 69th min) propelled Elite to the win in their opener
Link SLSG 2002 Elite
The SLSG 2001 Elite boys captured their third straight Missouri State Cup title earlier this month, following their perfect Midwest Conference result (9-0), both of which qualified them for the Midwest Regionals. The team reached the National Championship in 2018 by winning their National League division that year. 2001 YOUTH SOCCER RANKINGS
|6/21/2019||7:00 AM||#2 SLSG Elite v #44 Ft. Wayne United||3-3 D|
|6/22/2019||1:00 PM||#2 SLSG Elite v #11 Elkhorn Ajax (NE)||1-0 W|
|6/23/2019||11:00 AM||#2SLSG Elite v #9 Galaxy Blue (IL)||1-1 D|
SUNDAY after giving up a goal two minutes before the half in a must win game, the boys fought back and got a goal from Jack Douglas in the 68th minute
SATURDAY Camden Dunne scored in the 11th and the boys held on for the win
FRIDAY wild start to the tournament as the boys respond to an early (8th minute goal) with three goals of their own, via Dillon Flynn, Tony Bodul and Jacob Goldstein between the 13th and 38th minute. Goals in the 52nd and 76th minute by Ft. Wayne saw them draw even and share the points.
|6/21/2019||3:00 PM||Alliance FC v Toledo Celtics (OH-N)||3-1 w|
|6/21/2019||3:00 PM||SLSG Elite v Maplebrook SC (MN)||1-1 D|
|6/22/2019||3:00 PM||Alliance FC v IA Rush|
|6/22/2019||3:00 PM||SLSG Elite v Alliance FC (IN)|
|6/23/2019||3:00 PM||Alliance FC v SSC Diablos (NE)|
|6/23/2019||3:00 PM||SLSG Elite v MI Jaguars|
Game Notes – Alliance
FRIDAY Eduardo Alonso provided a 1-0 halftime lead for Alliance but Toledo Celtic equalized
Link Alliance KC
Game Notes – SLSG Elite
FRIDAY The boys got a pair of early goals, by Jacob Guhr in the 11th and Jacob Bilyeu in the 12th minute for a lead they would not relinquish. Chris Bruch (new SLU transfer from Wisconsin/Academy) with the third in the 79th.
Link SLSG 2000 Elite
US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions, National League Conference teams and wildcards from 14 US Youth Soccer State Associations in the Midwest Region, including host Michigan State Youth Soccer Association, will participate. The other state associations represented include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio North, Ohio South, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. This year, Pennsylvania – West will also be represented with teams from the National League Conferences.
Teams competing in the Regional Championships advanced through the first step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, where more than 10,000 teams began their journey at the US Youth Soccer State Championships. State champions advance to the one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, where over 900 teams compete.