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MN’s 2015 Coed Spring Mixer Registration is Open!

2015 MN Soccer Association Coed Spring Mixer logo

As record lows sweep through the Midwest, the team at the MN Soccer Association is hard at work planning the event that will draw men and women out of their collective hibernation and onto the grass in May.  This full-sided coed tournament often affectionately called “The Mixer” is scheduled for May 30 & 31, and will once again take over the grounds at The Blake School in Hopkins, MN.  Not only are we talking about two beautiful, fun-filled days on the pitch, but on Saturday night all participants will converge on the local Park Tavern for what could possibly be the real highlight of the weekend for some… a raucous soccer party piloted by none other than the infamous Chris Stedman & Chris Swenson of the Superfly Soccer Show.

We’re already seeing RSVPs coming in from Alaska, South Carolina, Washington D.C., Southern California, South Dakota and other exotic places.  For more information on how you can secure a spot for your team just click here.

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Sinisa Alebic is USASA Region II’s 2014 Coach of the Year!

We recently had the privilege to recognize and honor this extremely gifted man.  The coach of RWB Adria since 2007, Sinisa Alebic turned the Chicago side into a national powerhouse.

Over the past few years RWB Adria represented Region II at national competitions in all three divisions, Open, Amateur and Over-30.

Sinisa’s in-state record speaks for itself:  2007-2012 National League Champions and 2008-2013 NSL Coach of the Year; 2008, 2009, 2011-2014 Indoor NSL Champions; 2010 and 2013 Illinois State Cup Champions.

His record at nationals is impressive as well.  He’s lead Adria to championships in the National Cups Open Division, the 2014 National Amateur Championship and the Croatian National Soccer Tournament.  He’s also coached Adria in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup.

Congratulations to Sinisa Alebic for all of your hard earned successes.  Your dedication and work ethic are a true inspiration.  The Midwest Soccer family is so proud to have you in our community.

USASA Region II National Cups Deadlines Update

For your viewing pleasure, here are a couple very important notes from the Region II Cups Commissioner, Dyann Pugliese:

Deadlines for the Region II US Adult National Cups are (dates below refer to 2015):

  • May 3 – Member organizations in Region II must provide the divisions in which teams will be entered.  This will allow member organizations to commit to entering a team in a division, but conduct qualifiers until the team entry deadline.
  • May 26 – Team entries must be received by 6pm (EDT) by the Cups Commissioner.  (Electronic signatures will be accepted on entry forms.)
  • May 31 – Team rosters must be received no later than 6pm (EDT) by the Cups Commissioner.  (Electronic signatures will be accepted on roster forms.)  ROSTERS ARE FROZEN ON THIS DATE.
  • June 12-14 – Region II National Cups in Overland Park, Kansas

IMPORTANT:  REGION II WILL NOT BE PROVIDING ANY SUBSIDIES FOR THE US SOCCER LAMAR HUNT CUP.  No funding is received by the Region from US Adult or US Soccer for the Lamar Hunt Open Cup.

The 2015 Open Cup situation…clear as mud

As the ground metaphorically continues to shift underneath the structural framework of the Open Cup events (of which there are two), we can offer some insight into the current developments.  If you have specific questions, your best bet is to connect with the Region II Cups Commissioner Dyann Pugliese.

Teams interested in the Open Cups this coming year have two events to consider, the USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup and the US Soccer Lamar Hunt Open Cup, each requiring an entry fee and associated team registration form.  (Thankfully both are on the same entry form.)

As for the US Lamar Hunt Open Cup, the need for a regional winner and runner-up to be declared by March 15, 2015 means that we’ll begin our regional qualifiers no later than September 28, 2014.  (The USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup regional stage will take place mid-June 2015 so stay tuned for details.)

The upshot of this whole deal?  If your team is interested in the US Soccer Lamar Hunt Open Cup then start prepping immediately.  More details are coming your way soon…

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.

 

2014 Tournament of Champions info update!

We just posted the updated downloads (Team Check-In Instructions, Tournament Roster, Game Roster, Field Map) and the game schedule for this year’s Midwest Soccer Tournament of Champions.  Check out the main TOC page for the details.

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