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

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:

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP

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MANCHESTER CITY VS OLYMPIACOSTCF BANK | SATURDAY, AUGUST 02
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!

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

22nd Annual MSA Ancient Ranger Tournament Details Released!

This year’s event will be held at the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN, September 6-7, 2014.
With over 40 teams participating in six divisions (men’s O30, O40, O45, O50 and women’s O30 rec & competitive), free massages, and free food all weekend, this is truly a destination tournament worth the trip to Minneapolis.  Send an email to rangers@mnsoccer.org today to get more details!
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Borroni comments on Italy’s performance

Gianfranco Borroni has been writing articles and dishing out insightful commentary revolving around the 2014 World Cup.  His most recent post takes a critical look at Italy’s lackluster performance in Brazil, and asks the question that many of us may be wondering about…. how will Italy’s program respond?  Follow his writing here.

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