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Head to South Dakota for a Spring Fling!

Our friends in South Dakota are hosting the 2015 Spring Fling Soccer tournament April 17-19 at the Avera Sports Institute in Sioux Falls.  They’re going for a 5v5 modified futsal format with coed, women’s, and men’s divisions.  Don’t miss this event!

Call Jen Slater-Unruh for more details: 605-321-9706

2015 SD Spring Fling Tournament

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2015 USASA National Cups Entry form is posted!

The new entry form for the 2015 USASA National Cups is hot off the presses and available now for download.

Just click here!

(This can also be accessed from the National Cups page and Downloads page.)

2015 USASA Women’s National Championships Registration is Open!

2015 USASA Women's National Championship Series poster

US Adult Soccer will stage the National Championships Series from July 14 through July 19, 2015 at Hampton Roads Soccer Complex in Virginia Beach, VA.  (Men’s U23 & Veterans Cup registration is also open.)

The National Women’s Championships serves as one of the premier women’s competitions in the United States. Some of the best amateur women’s teams from around the country will get the opportunity to test their skills.

Registration for the National Women’s Championships is now open!

Click here to register.

Early bird registration pricing runs until March 15.
Registration deadline is June 15.More information on the National Championships Series can be found here.

2015 Region II USASA National Cups Hotels Announced!

Midwest Soccer’s regional stage of the 2015 USASA National Cups is once again heading to the beautiful facility in Overland Park, Kansas, this June.  Here are some details about the partner hotels:

The newest addition to the list below is:

Ramada Inn – Ask for Ana Campos 913-262-3010  $79.00 per day
7240 Shawnee Mission parkway
Overland Park KS 66202

(Please click on the pic below to view a larger version.)

2015 Region II USASA National Cups Hotel Info

2015 Midwest Soccer Calendar Updated

We’ve just added some 2015 events to the calendar.  Check back often for more details.

Recent additions:

MN Soccer Association Coed Spring Mixer Tournament

May 30-31, 2015

USASA National Cups Region II Finals

June 12-14, 2015

USASA Region II Summer Meeting

July 24, 2015

USASA Region II Tournament of Champions

July 24-26, 2015

MN Soccer Association Ancient Ranger Tournament

September 12-13, 2015

On the Shoulders of Giants

As I begin preparing for the 2015 soccer year back in my home state I can’t help but feel something still resonating from the recent USASA Mid Year conference a few weeks ago.  As usual it was quite a jam-packed weekend.  It was filled with workshops, formal meetings and, of course, some of the most important encounters of all being those in the hallways, at the social events and informal meetings.  In any setting, getting real face time with friends and colleagues from around the country can be truly invaluable.  However one of the truly special events of the weekend, the USASA Hall of Fame dinner, brings us together to celebrate and honor the amazing people who have made such a dramatic contribution to our soccer community.  With each passing conference I can’t help but be drawn further into the biographies of the inductees, truly feeling the emotional impact as they tell their own story.  The weight of their accomplishments is almost crushing in the sense that upon reflection I feel so small, my contribution being so insignificant, and that almost every soccer aspect of the world around me that I’ve perhaps taken for granted for the past 35+ years exists because of what they’ve built.

It becomes clearer to me with each passing year that we are truly standing on the shoulders of giants.

The 2014 USASA Hall of Fame inductees are: Alphonse Amato, Tony Briggs McGee, Richard Groff, Paul Sherer, Hank Steinbrecher

(Read the full article on USASA.com)

A New Era for the MSA Ancient Ranger Tournament

The dust has finally settled and the results are in.  This year’s MSA Ancient Ranger Tournament in Minneapolis saw a record 46 teams registered.  And with the Cardinals FC (O30M) finally coming of age we may be witnessing the dawning of a new dynasty in the O30 men’s division.

Teams and individuals from Alaska, Florida, Iowa, Texas, Wisconsin, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois came to participate in the Minnesota tournament that many players claim is the highlight of their soccer year.

Congratulations to First Place Winners:
Over 50 Men’s:  Flashbacks
Over 45 Men’s:  Silverbacks
Over 40 Men’s:  Royals FC
Over 30 Women’s:  Mavericks
Over 30 Men’s Competitive:  Cardinals
Over 30 Men’s Recreational:  Expendables
Runners Up:
Over 50 Men’s:  Royals 50
Over 45 Men’s:  Internationals
Over 40 Men’s:  Real St Croix
Over 30 Women’s:  Ladybugs
Over 30 Men’s Competitive:  La Cantera
Over 30 Men’s Recreational:  Ames Hurricanes
3rd Place Women’s Over 30:  Runaways and Random
3rd Place Men’s Over 40:  Rock City FC and Canes
For more information on the MSA Ancient Ranger Tournament please email rangers@mnsoccer.org
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