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2014 TOC Results Are Here

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)

Men’s Open
Champion – Michigan Force FC (MI)
Runner up – Louisville Soccer Alliance (KY)
Women’s Division
Champion – Cincy Saints (WPSL)
Runner up – Motor City FC (MI)
Men’s Over 30
Champion – Fort Wayne SC (IN)
Runner Up – Leveski FC (IL)
Men’s U23
Champion – Louisville SA (KY)
Runner up – Fort Wayne SC (IN)

Midwest Match Officials Raise the Bar at 2014 TOC

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.

2014R2_TOC_Referees_croppedIf 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.


Man City to face Olympiacos in Minneapolis!

Isn’t it time you get up close and personal with the likes of Rooney, van Persie, Benzema, Gervinho, Nani, Ronaldo, Totti and more?  (Well you’re in luck, friend!  A link to tickets is below.)
This summer the Guinness International Champions Cup will be storming across the U.S. featuring the likes of AC Milan, AS Roma, Inter, Liverpool FC, Manchester City, Manchester United, Olympiacos, and Real Madrid.  This year’s format will consist of round-robin group play and then a final.
Check with your local state association and the main tournament site for more information about matches in your area.
If you’re anywhere near Minnesota drop everything, get those travel arrangements made, and find your way to Minneapolis where Manchester City will clash with Olympiacos on August 2nd at TCF Bank Stadium, in the heart of the University of MN’s Minneapolis campus.  Friends of the MN Soccer Association can get ticket discounts through their Facebook page, their main website, and here:


On behalf of the Minnesota Soccer Association, we would like to offer you 10% discount off tickets to this summer’s International Champions Cup. For individual tickets, click the link below and use the code REFEREE.  Get tickets here!

For groups of 15 or more, please contact Andrew Puzyk at 646-582-2392 or e-mail apuzyk@releventsports.com.

4/27/14…History in the making

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.

Coaches can benefit from their colleagues

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