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Team Chicago Academy-Santos forward Hannah Rodgers has accepted a very generous scholarship offer to continue her soccer career at Illinois State University. Hannah, who plays her prep soccer at Normal Community H.S., will be part of ISU Redbirds Head Coach Drew Roff’s 2014 Freshman class.

The Redbirds were both the Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season & Tournament Champions in both 2011 and 2009 and participated in the NCAA Tournament both years. At ISU Hannah will link up with Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo midfield Brooke Ksiazek who is part of the Redbirds’ 2013 Freshman class.


Team Chicago Academy-Santos right-back Talise Romain has accepted a very generous scholarship offer to continue her soccer career at the University of Florida. Talise, who plays her prep soccer for Joe Moreau at Neuqua Valley H.S., will be part of Florida Head Coach Becky Burleigh’s 2014 Freshman class.

Florida is a perennial SEC powerhouse that has participated in 15 NCAA Post-Season tournaments – including its 1998 NCAA National Championship.


Traveling to Muscatine, IA this past weekend for the 2nd week of MRL play Botafogo, Brasilia, and Eagles kept the unbeaten streak alive for Team Chicago Academy teams.

Team Chicago Academy-Brasilia now sits atop the Girls U14 First Division West Green division with a perfect 4-0 record after defeating KC Legends from Kansas 1-0 on Saturday and then KS Rush Wolves 3-2 on Sunday. Next up for Brasilia in MRL is an away game at Chicago Inter-Homer Glen next Saturday. 2 wins in the final 3 games should be enough to secure a spot in the MRL Premier Division for the Spring season.

Team Chicago Academy-Eagles also sits atop its Boys U14 First Division West White division with a 4-0-1 record. On Saturday Eagles defeated Scott Gallagher U13 Elite 4-0 with Max Graf and Wesley Anderson each bagging a brace. Later in the day Eagles defeated Scott Gallagher U14 Premier 5-2 behind Max Graf’s hat-trick and 2 goals from Michael Vivo. On Sunday, Eagles faced a strong McMahon Stauder team and tied 0-0. Eagles will head back to Muscatine this Saturday for 2 more MRL games.

Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo begin its defense of the MRL Premier Division title with two convincing 5-0 wins over Harembi Viati and Sporting Kansas. Megan Geldernick and Kiley Dunning shared the shutouts in goal and the goals were scored by Zoey Goralski (2), Zoe Swift (2), Ashley Handwork, Bryce Banuelos, Darby Moran, Hope D’Addario, Jenna Romano, and Meegan Johnston. Gianna Dal Pozzo lead the way in assists with 5 on the weekend. Next up for Botafogo in the MRL is a 9am game v. Eclipse this Saturday in Oakbrook.

3 Team Chicago Academy teams were in action at the Rockford, IL Midwest Regional League (MRL) weekend over the past two days, and they all came away with two vital wins to kick-off their MRL seasons.

Team Chicago Academy-Eagles came away with two great victories in the U14 Boys First Division West White bracket. Yesterday, the Eagles faced VSA Premier from Iowa and won 8-0. Dominic Duffy, Max Graf, James Zhang, Victor Cuevas and Alex Filo all scored. Today, the Eagles faced JUSC Premier, also from Iowa, and they came back from being down 2-0 in the first half. The half ended at 2-2. The final score was 5-2. Dominic Duffy, Wesley Anderson, Emerson Beinhauer and Max Graf all scored in that game.

Team Chicago Academy-Internacional also won both its game in the U16 Girls First Division White. On Saturday Internacional dominanted their MRL opener against Vardar from Michigan in a 2-0 victory. Kylie Czerwinski and Tori Christiansen had a great combination that resulted in Christiansen driving the ball far post pass the Vardar goalie to put Internaconal up 1-0 at the half. Internacional struck again 5 mins into the 2nd half when Miranda Lambert made a solo run beating 2 Vardar defenders and blasted the ball into the back of the net from 18 yards out.

On Sunday Internacional continued its dominance in this weekend’s MRL games with another win. This time it was a 3-0 win over Waza FC from Michigan. Internacional got on the board early when Kylie Czerwinski slotted a free kick into the box where Caitlin LaRocque ran onto the ball striking it one time into the net. A few mins later Internacional went ahead 2-0 when Alena Sidwell placed a beautiful ball through to Miranda Lambert who beat the goalie with a far-post finish. Internacional continued to dominate the game in 2nd half with possession. At the 60 min mark, Czerwinski put the game out of reach for Waza when she bent the ball into the back of the net off a corner kick.

In the U14 Girls First Division West Green Team Chicago Academy-Brasilia defeated JUSC Premier 1-0 on Saturday on a goal by Jasmine Ruiz assisted by Emma Morgan. And on Sunday Brasilia defeated KC Legends 2-1 on goals by Jasmine Ruiz & Maddie Lambert assisted by Hannah Davies and Emmerson Fuller.


Three Team Chicago teams emerged victorious from the NSR Gold Cup tournament in Naperville, IL over Labor Day weekend. And Team Chicago Academy-Brasilia (U14 Girls) and Team Chicago-Roma (U9 Boys) were runners-up at the event.

Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo won the U19 Girls division after winning all 4 of its games, which included a very impressive performance in a 2-1 victory over the Eclipse ECNL team. In the Final Botafogo defeated NSA 2-0.

Team Chicago Academy-Cruzeiro won all of its 5 games enroute to securing the U13 Girls division title. This included two identical 3-1 victories over the runners-up from Brookfield, WI.

Team Chicago-Corinthians won all 4 of its games to win the U10 Boys title. In the Final they defeated Aurora Flames 2-1.