Congratulations to the Lou Fusz Soccer Club who won four of five age group titles this past weekend at the Missouri State Cup. It is yet another quality performance for the club following the qualification of three teams to the USYSA National Championship Series in Overland Park this past July and builds on their recent performances at State Cup.
I sat down Monday morning to try to see if the records showed what I thought was happening. The club captured the U15 and U17-U19, interrupted only by the three year title run of the now U16 Sporting STL 2004 Red Devils.
The club has gone from a single finalist in 2016 (four years ago), to two winners in 2017 – 02 LF United and LF 00 Elam – to three winners last year – LF 03 McKee, LF 02 United and LF 00 Elam – to this years improved result. It’s a record to be proud of.
@SportingSTL Red Devils are 3 time @MOyouthSoccer State Cup Champions. 4-0 win today over our fellow @NationalLeague premier 1 conference team SLSG Elite 2004. Very proud of these girls with 5 shutouts in the tourney! @SoccerSTL pic.twitter.com/h8E43RwvHi
— Sporting Stl Red Devils (@SportingRD2004) October 27, 2019
As you can see from the spreadsheet below, the 2003 National Champion Lou Fusz McKee squad won their third straight title as well (winning as Rush in 2017 and then as Lou Fusz the past two years)
— Lou Fusz Soccer Club (@LouFuszSoccer) October 28, 2019
For Lou Fusz Tottleben, a patient development effort allowed them to get past National Qualifier Lou Fusz Geerling in the semifinal before going on to defeat Sporting STL, the team that beat them in last year’s semifinal.
Thank you for the training & support this season… @LouFuszSoccer Technical Director David Critchley & @100Given Strength & Conditioning coach Carl Givens #statecupchamps 🏆🥇 #comefrombehind ⚽️#ReFuszToLose pic.twitter.com/MDGb6L1S4P
— Lou Fusz 05G Tottleben (@LFA_Tottleben) October 27, 2019
Lou Fusz O’Rourke, a team I’ve followed with increasing interest the past two years, defeated Lou Fusz McVey in the semifinals before advancing past Sporting SGF Juventus, a team that won the title in 2016 while playing at home, for their first State Title. That builds on their NPL title last Summer and moved them past Lou Fusz United Preusser who had won the title the previous two years.
— Leah Selm (@LeahSelm) October 28, 2019
In their final Club season, it was Lou Fusz Blue Becher who saw their careers end at the summit, much like Joe did with his 98/99’s when they finally got past Wipke and FCKC five years ago. They defeated JB Marine Schneider who reached the finals for the fourth time in five years, winning one title as U15’s in 2015.
— Lou Fusz United (@LouFuszUnited) October 28, 2019
The spreadsheet shows the champion and finalist and the semifinalists are shown with the team that lost to the eventual champion listed in the third spot. The champion has an active link that when clicked takes you to the Age Group information at GotSoccer. I’ve got more work to do including getting the younger age groups that play during the Summer listed and I’m looking for links to the GotSoccer pages for previous year Cups. If you can help, contact Ole.