The 2021 Girls Academy Summer Showcase and Playoffs will be held in Oceanside, CA, at SoCal Sports Complex beginning June 23 and running until June 30. The event includes the Playoffs for teams that qualified via League play as well as a Showcase event for teams looking to finish their season against some Academy competition. Lou Fusz Athletic qualified their U13 (2008) and U14 (2007) teams for the Playoffs while their U15-U17 teams will participate in the Showcase event. Sporting STL is not participating. Girls Academy Playoffs
UPDATE: Live Streaming Link
Monday at 1:00 PM – U13 Semifinal: LFA Cawsey v NEFC on Field 17 – LOST 0-1
Monday at 1:00 PM – U14 Semifinal: LFA Bryant v OKC Energy on Field 2 – WON 2-1
Tuesday at 11:00 AM – U13 Final: NEFC v OKC Energy, Field 22
Tuesday at 1:00 PM – U14 Final: LFA Bryant vs CUP, Field 22
— Lou Fusz GA – Bryant 2007 (@loufusz07ga) June 28, 2021
The Lou Fusz Athletic teams competed in the Frontier Conference and I have a table at the bottom showing where each of their six teams finished in this, their inaugural season. Qualifying for the Playoffs required a Top 3 finish and the two youngest teams each accomplished that. Note that the U14 team is the former Sporting STL Bryant team that won the National President’s Cup title in 2019 as a group of U12’s primarily, playing up in the U13 age group. This year as U14’s they finished first with a 13-0-2 record and a +43 goal differential.
The U19 LFA McKee team is primarily made up of the 2003’s who won the U16 USYSA National title in 2019. They played in the combined 2002/2003 age group and finished 4th with a 10-5-1 and +17 goal differential, just outside the Playoffs. They have chosen to not participate in the Showcase event this Summer as many of them prepare to begin their college careers this Fall.
All of the games listed below can be found in my St. Louis soccer calendar (bottom right of the main page). All games are CDT now and are reflected here as well as on my Club calendar. The Club calendar also includes information on the field the game is being played on as well as a live link to the streaming page that the Girls Academy League has set up which only identifies fields, not the games being played on the fields.
|Jun-24||5:30 PM||LFA Cawsey v SJEB Rush||2-1|
|Jun-25||6:00 PM||LFA Cawsey v Utah Royals||3-0|
|Jun-26||1:00 PM||LFA Cawsey v South Shore||3-0|
|Jun-28||1:00 PM||Semifinal: LFA Cawsey v NEFC||0-1|
|Jun-29||11:00 AM||Final: NEFC v OKC||Field 22|
SATURDAY: two wins have the team solidly first in Bracket A. A draw or a win will allow them to advance to the semifinal while South Shore needs a win to advance.
Four groups of four, group winners advance to semifinal featuring LFA 2008 Cawsey
LFA 2008 Schedule
|Jun-24||3:30 PM||LFA Bryant v ISC Gunners||2-1 LFA|
|Jun-25||4:00 PM||LFA Bryant v Baltimore Armour||1-1|
|Jun-26||1:00 PM||LFA Bryant v Top Hat||0-0|
|Jun-28||1:00 PM||Semifinal: FA Bryant v Weston FC||2-1|
|Jun-29||1:00 PM||Final: LFA Bryant vs CUP||Field 22|
SATURDAY: after a draw with Baltimore, the team leads the group with four points and face TopHat who have two points from a pair of draws. A draw or a win ensure they win Bracket C and advance to the semifinals.
SUNDAY: a final draw against TopHat ensured the team finished atop the bracket with the opening win against ISC Gunners turning out to be crucial as their win on Sunday moved them past TopHat into second, one point behind LFA
|Jun-23||5:30 PM||LFA Otec v Baltimore Armour||1-1|
|Jun-24||1:00 PM||LFA Otec v Weston FC||3-0 LFA|
|Jun-25||1:30 PM||LFA Otec v West FL Flames||3-1|
The team finished first with two wins and a draw, 7 GF and 2 GA. Their Goal Differential (+5 vs +3) put them ahead of Baltimore who had a similar record and number of points (7)
30 teams, five groups of six featuring LFA 2006 McKee
LFA 2006 schedule
|Jun-26||5:30 PM||LFA Otec v Midwest United||1-0|
|Jun-27||4:00 PM||LFA Otec v Tophat Navy||1-1|
|Jun-28||10:30 AM||LFA Otec v Seacoast United||3-1|
Finished first in their bracket with two wins and a draw, 5 GF and 2 GA. San Francisco Elite had a similar record but if the tie-breakers are similar to what USYS is using, then by only giving up 2 goals, vs 3 for SFE, the LFA girls grabbed the bracket title.
Featuring LFA 2005 Critchley LFA 05 Otec Schedule
|Jun-25||6:30 PM||LFA Dillinger v Eastern WA Surf||2-1|
|Jun-26||3:30 PM||LFA Dillinger v Santa Clara Sporting||1-2|
|Jun-27||11:00 AM||LFA Dillinger v Indy Premier||1-3|
The team finished fourth with one win and two losses, 4 GF and 6 GA
30 teams, five groups of six featuring LFA 2004 McKee
LFA 2004 Dillinger schedule
Congratulations to the U13 teams that were automatic qualifiers for the 2020-2021 Inaugural Season Girls Academy playoffs. + Wild Card, of course. Well done!! 👊 #GACA21 #GARising #AttackTheGame pic.twitter.com/SJPqoCosMB
— The Girls Academy (@GAcademyLeague) June 20, 2021
Congratulations to the U14 teams that were automatic qualifiers for the 2020-2021 Inaugural Season Girls Academy playoffs. Congrats to the wild card teams too. Good job!! 😉 #GACA21 #GARising #AttackTheGame pic.twitter.com/elBuTkmgYN
— The Girls Academy (@GAcademyLeague) June 20, 2021