The Midwest Conference Girls Fall Showcase kicked off today (Friday) at Creve Coeur Park Soccer complex. Featuring the Premier I and Premier II Divisions in the U15 to U10 age groups, there are more than 140 games being played. I’ve got the local teams schedules in the table below and I’ll be updating them as the weekend progresses.
Winning the Premier Division provides a path to the Midwest Regional Tournament next Summer, especially important for teams that didn’t win their State Cup competition. A top 3 finish can potentially offer a path as well, with a good example being Sporting STL 2005 Academy Stevens. Winners at Cup as U14’s, they lost in the Final this year to Lou Fusz Tottleben. However, the SC Wave team at the top of the table were Wisconsin State Cup winners. That would mean the 2nd place MWC finisher is likely to get a Regional invitation. With two games this weekend against teams below them in the table, the team is highly motivated to get the wins here as their Conference season wraps up. FRIDAY 3-0 win positions them to grab a Regional spot with a win on Saturday.
Weather looks pretty good Saturday and even Sunday. Get out and cheer on the girls and get an early look at who could be stars during the Spring High School season.
Midwest Conference Photo Galleries (Fall 2019)
2005 Lou Fusz Tottleben v Sporting STL
2002 Lou Fusz O’Rourke v Lou Fusz McKee
2001 Lou Fusz United v JB Marine Schneider
2001 Lou Fusz Phillips v AFA Fillies Lopez
FRIDAY: In a matchup of the top two teams in the 19U Premier I Division, Nationals Union 01 Black (MI) held off a late push from LFA United Blue to win, 4-3. The four Nationals Union tallies were the first goals conceded by LFA this season. The win allowed the Michigan side to past LFA and move into first place. via USYSA Showcase Report, Day One
Teams Chasing Top 3 finish
2001 P1: Lou Fusz United Blue – 2nd AND JBM Schneider jumped up to third with 3 wins this weekend!
2001 P2: AFA Fillies Black – 3rd as KCSG v MW United draw Sunday to tie for 1-2
2002 P2: Lou Fusz O’Rourke – 1st place
2003 P1: Lou Fusz McKee – 1st and State Cup Champs
2003 P2 SLSG Bayern Munich – 2nd after 1-0-2 final weekend
2004 P1: Sporting STL Red Devils – 2nd place, will advance to Regionals
2004 P2 Sporting STL Rangers – 3rd after 2-1 weekend, loss to MI Burn earlier the tie-breaker for 2nd
2005 P1: Sporting STL Academy – 2nd after 1-0-1 weekend, Chicago Inter sneaks past into 2nd
— JB Marine Schneider (@JBMarineSchneid) November 11, 2019
So thankful to coach these young ladies. Finished the fall season undefeated. 17-0-2 @MOyouthSoccer State Champs. @NationalLeague MWC Premier II U18 Champs. 69 GS 13 GA. Many great memories, including this summer winning @USClubSoccerNPL Nationals. @lfaorourke @LouFuszSoccer pic.twitter.com/3P79fOhiLa
— Sean (@orourkes) November 10, 2019
|Fri Nov 08||4:00 PM||U15 P1||Sporting STL Academy v Nationals TriCounty Black (MI)||3-0 W|
|Fri Nov 08||4:00 PM||U15 P1||SLSG Elite v Nationals Union Black (MI)||2-1 W|
|Sat Nov 09||2:00 PM||U15 P1||Lou Fusz Tottleben v SC Wave Juniors (WI)||0-5 L|
|Sat Nov 09||2:00 PM||U15 P1||Sporting STL Academy v Liverpool FC (MI)||1-1 S|
|Sat Nov 09||2:00 PM||U15 P1||Lou Fusz Geerling v Nationals TriCounty Black (MI)||1-2 L|
|Sat Nov 09||2:00 PM||U15 P1||SLSG Elite v Chicago Inter Red||1-4 L|
|Sun Nov 10||8:00 AM||U15 P1||Lou Fusz Tottleben v Chicago Inter Red||1-2 L|
|Sun Nov 10||8:00 AM||U15 P1||Lou Fusz Geerling v Liverpool FC (MI)||2-2 D|
|Fri Nov 08||12:00 PM||U16 PI||Sporting STL Red Devils v Libertyville FC 1974 (IL)||2-0 W|
|Fri Nov 08||12:00 PM||U16 PI||SLSG Elite v TriCounty||5-0 W|
|Sat Nov 09||8:00 AM||U16 PI||SLSG Elite v SC Wave Blue (WI)||1-4 L|
|Sat Nov 09||8:00 AM||U16 PI||Sporting STL Red Devils v Michigan Jaguars Green||3-0 W|
|Sun Nov 10||10:00 AM||U16 PI||SLSG Elite v Libertyville FC 1974 (IL)||1-3 L|
|Sun Nov 10||10:00 AM||U16 PI||Sporting STL Red Devils v SC Wave Blue (WI)||0-3 L|
|Fri Nov 08||6:00 PM||U16 PII||Sporting STL Rangers v North Shore United (WI)||2-1 W|
|Sat Nov 09||12:00 PM||U16 PII||Sporting STL Rangers v MI Burn Black||0-1 L|
|Fri Nov 08||2:00 PM||U17 PI||Lou Fusz Blue McKee v Libertyville FC 1974 (IL)||1-1 D|
|Sat Nov 09||10:00 AM||U17 PI||Lou Fusz Blue McKee v v Midwest United FC Royal (MI)||6-0 W|
|Sun Nov 10||12:00 PM||U17 PI||Lou Fusz Blue McKee v FC United (IL)||2-0 W|
|Fri Nov 08||12:00 PM||U17 PII||SLSG Elite v Michigan Jaguars Green (MI)||2-2 D|
|Fri Nov 08||2:00 PM||U17 PII||SLSG Bayern Munich v Cap City Athletic Grey (MI)||6-0 W|
|Sat Nov 09||8:00 AM||U17 PII||SLSG Bayern Munich v Michigan Jaguars Green||1-1 D|
|Sat Nov 09||10:00 AM||U17 PII||SLSG Elite v Cap City Athletic Grey (MI)||0-1 L|
|Sun Nov 10||10:00 AM||U17 PII||SLSG Bayern Munich v DCFC West Maroon (MI)||1-1 D|
|Sun Nov 10||12:00 PM||U17 PII||SLSG Elite v Nationals TriCounty Black (MI)||3-0 W|
|Fri Nov 08||4:00 PM||U18 P1||Lou Fusz United Blue v Legends FC (MI)||1-3 L|
|Sat Nov 09||12:00 PM||U18 P1||Lou Fusz United Blue v DCFC West (MI)||2-2 D|
|Sun Nov 10||8:00 AM||U18 P1||Lou Fusz United Blue v Midwest United (MI)||4-4 D|
|Fri Nov 08||4:00 PM||U18 PII||SLSG Elite v FC United (IL)||1-4 L|
|Fri Nov 08||6:00 PM||U18 PII||Lou Fusz Blue McKee v Chicago Inter Red (IL)||1-3 L|
|Fri Nov 08||6:00 PM||U18 PII||Lou Fusz O'Rourke v Crystal Lake Force Elite (IL)||5-1 W|
|Sat Nov 09||4:00 PM||U18 PII||SLSG Elite v CSA (IL)||0-1 L|
|Sat Nov 09||4:00 PM||U18 PII||Lou Fusz Blue McKee v Crystal Lake Force Elite (IL)||3-0 W|
|Sat Nov 09||4:00 PM||U18 PII||Lou Fusz O'Rourke v FC United (IL)||1-0 W|
|Sun Nov 10||2:00 PM||U18 PII||SLSG Elite v Chicago Inter Red (IL)||0-4 L|
|Sun Nov 10||2:00 PM||U18 PII||Lou Fusz Blue McKee v Nationals Union Red (MI)||5-0 W|
|Fri Nov 08||12:00 PM||U19 P1||Lou Fusz United Blue v National Union 01 Black (MI)||3-4 L|
|Fri Nov 08||4:00 PM||U19 P1||JB Marine Schneider v FCX Black (IL)||1-0 W|
|Sat Nov 09||2:00 PM||U19 P1||Lou Fusz United Blue v SC Wave 01 Blue (WI)||3-1 W|
|Sat Nov 09||2:00 PM||U19 P1||JB Marine Schneider v Team Chicago Academy||4-1 W|
|Sun Nov 10||10:00 AM||U19 P1||Lou Fusz United Blue v Campton United (IL)||0-2 L|
|Sun Nov 10||10:00 AM||U19 P1||JB Marine Schneider v Galaxy SC 01 Blue (IL)||7-3 W|
|Fri Nov 08||2:00 PM||U19 PII||AFA Fillies Black v Chicago Inter (IL)||3-0 W|
|Sat Nov 09||10:00 AM||U19 PII||AFA Fillies Black v NSU (WI)||3-0 W|
Premier I Division teams can claim a spot to the 2020 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships and spots in the US Youth Soccer National League for the 2020-21 season.
Premier II Division teams have a chance to earn promotion to the Premier I Division for the 2020-21 season by finishing in the Top Three in their division this season.
Reports from USYSA News – Day One Report
2001: Nationals Union 01 Black (MI) built an early lead against first-place LFA United Blue 01 (MO) before holding off a LFA comeback attempt to win, 4-3 — allowing Nationals Union to overtake the Missouri side for first place in the group.
Midwest Conference: Top 2 teams in the 19U Girls PI Division squared off. @LouFuszSoccer hit the post in the final seconds, as @SoccerNationals held on for a 4-3 win to move into first place. #EarnYourPlace pic.twitter.com/wzcs8p9rwa
— National League (@NationalLeague) November 8, 2019
2001 P2: Lou Fusz Athletic O’Rourke remained unbeaten and in first place in the 18U Premier II Division with a decisive win on Friday.
2001 P2: AFA Fillies Black is tied with Midwest United atop the standings with 15 points following a win and Midwest Uniteds first losst of the season
2003 P1: Lou Fusz Blue McKee dropped its first points of the season in a 1-1 draw against Libertyville FC 1974 Elite (IL). Despite the tie, Lou Fusz maintained its place atop the division.
2003 P2: SLSG Bayern Munich won Friday to move into a tie for first place — one point ahead of the Jaguars who drew with SLSG Elite
2004: With a close 2-1 win against North Shore United 04 G Blue (WI) on Friday, Sporting STL 2004 Rangers (MO) maintained its narrow advantage at the top of the 16U Premier II Division.
2005: Sporting STL 05 Academy tightened its grasp on second place with a 3-0 win on Friday (video below)
— Erika G (@ekg_krika8) November 9, 2019