Officially slated for the “Better Late Than Never” category, this year’s Midwest Soccer Tournament of Champions results are finally posted. (Sincerest apologies from the editor…)
Congratulations to the squads who battled their way to the finals at this year’s TOC:
(Full score tables are here)
As the dust settles on this year’s Midwest Soccer Tournament of Champions we look back on what made the 2014 installment of this amazing event so memorable. Dayton and the Southern Ohio Adult Soccer Association provided a fantastic venue and classic hospitality, the qualifying teams were on par with the nation’s elite, and of course the match officials chosen were among our nation’s finest.
If you or your association’s teams have yet to experience this amazing event, check out the main TOC page now and start planning for next year. Don’t miss another Tournament of Champions. Register your team and find out why it’s one of the best tournaments in the country.
INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP
On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the Region II National Cups 2014 finals of the Men’s Open Cupwill be held at the University of Iowa Soccer Complex in Iowa City.
The 3 p.m. match between the Des Moines Menace and the Chicago Schwaben AC will be the conclusion of the regional tournament that began last fall with eight teams competing. The tournament finals were originally scheduled for December. However, due to the extreme weather, Regional Cup Commissioner Dyann Pugliese and managers Matt Homonoff (Des Moines Menace) and Tom Cholewa (Schwaben AC) agreed to postpone the finals until spring.
By advancing to the regional finals, both the Des Moines Menace and the Schwaben AC qualify for the 2014 United States Soccer Federation’s Lamar Hunt Open Cup.
This is the Menace’s fifth-straight – and ninth overall – berth in the 100-year-old tournament. In the 2013 U.S. Open Cup, the Menace earned a third-round bout with eventual Major League Soccer Cup champion Sporting KC. Schwaben AC returns to the U.S. Open Cup after a 50-year absence. The team’s last trip in the Cup ended in the 1964 tournament’s semifinals.