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.

Tournament of Champions entries due this week!

Get your entries in or contact Bill Davey to secure your team’s spot in this premier event!  Learn more about the Midwest Soccer Tournament of Champions here.

Great finish for Santos FC

The Midwest Soccer family is proud of Columbus, OH’s Santos FC, our region’s only entrant to the USASA Women’s National Championships, who finished in the top three.

Santos F C Wom. Nat'l Championships 6-14

Tragic loss of MI match official sends shockwaves throughout the community

US Adult Soccer Association

The soccer family of the State of Michigan, as well as Region II, US Adult Soccer, US Youth Soccer and US Soccer are grieving the loss of a dedicated, committed member of our family, John Bieniewicz. The circumstances of his death have been reported nationally and have many asking what can they do to help his wife and young children. Greg Acho, a family friend, has established an account with GoFundMe. Contributions to this account are publicly posted and recognized. However, if you, your team or league chose to make a private donation to the family, I will provide that information when MSA has received it.

Below is the direct link to the site for online contributions.

http://www.gofundme.com/johnbieniewicz

Thank you for considering a donation to this young family who are facing incredible expenses.
Dyann Pugliese

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