News and Announcements


Team Chicago Director of Goalkeeping Merit Stloukal has been named Illinois ODP Goalkeeping Head Coach by the Illinois Youth Soccer Association. Merit will be overseeing both the boys and girls ODP goalkeeping program.

She will continue in her role as Director of Goalkeeping for Team Chicago. Please, join us in congratulating Merit on this new position with Illinois ODP.


Team Chicago Academy-2003 Elite beat Synergy 1 – 0 on an Allie Krol goal to secure promotion to MRL Premier II division for the 2018 season. With the win 2003 Elite finished the MRL season with a 8-1-0 record and 25 goals for and 5 against. 

Head Coach Matt Chura – “This team set out several goals at the beginning of the season and to their credit accomplished most of them culminating with promotion in MRL. Remarkable season and every player contributed at key moments to the success of the TEAM.  Great job girls!”

Team Chicago 2004-05 Boys Elite team won their YSSL division with a record of 9-1-0 and outscoring their opponents 49 to 8.

Coach Kevin Gowrie- “The boys have worked hard on the practice field this season and that intensity carried over into the games. Most of them were fairly straight forward although there were some brief lapses in concentration where we became complacent and put ourselves under a bit of pressure. The most important thing was that we learned from the experience and the lads started to hold one another accountable to make sure that our standards do not drop. They are looking forward to a new challenge in the Spring season”

Team Chicago-2007 Premier finished the fall season undefeated and took first place in its IWSL division scoring 30 goals and only allowing 8. Prior to this season they had a total of 8 wins in the last two seasons.  

Head Coach John Rizzo_:“I couldn’t be more proud of this team and how far we have come.  The girls have completely bought into the process, worked very hard and did their best to play the game the right way.  As a long-time coach this has been one of my most rewarding seasons.  Please help me congratulate all these girls.”_


Team Chicago Academy-2001 Elite beat Wizards FC 6-1 to secure promotion to MRL Premier II division for the 2018 season. With the win 2001 Elite finished undefeated in MRL play with a 6-0-1 record and 24 goals for and 2 against.

Congrats girls!