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Kayla Monis Commits to Belmont!

Posted by Team Chicago Soccer Club at Apr 8, 2017 8:29AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Team Chicago Academy-2000 Elite midfielder Kayla Monis has accepted a great scholarship offer to continue her soccer career at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Kayla, who plays her prep soccer for Joe Moreau at Neuqua Valley H.S., will be a part of Belmont Head Coach Heather Henson’s 2018 recruiting class.

The Bruins are a part of the NCAA Division I Ohio Valley Conference.

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SASA Champions

Posted by Team Chicago Soccer Club at Mar 23, 2017 6:08PM PDT

Over the weekend, Team Chicago sent multiple teams down to the SASA Invitational in Springfield IL. We would like to congratulate the 3 tournament winning teams.
 
The 2007 Elite Boys defeated their first 2 opponents on Saturday, 6-1 over South Suburban SA and 13-0 over SASA Spirits Blue.  On Sunday, they continued their winning streak with a 5-1 over the Aurora Flames, qualifying them for the tournament final.  The final was a physical match against South Suburban SA.  It came down to the last minute when they finally clinched the win with a finish off a corner kick, final score 4-3.  The 2007 Elite finished the weekend as undefeated tournament champions.  
 
The Team Chicago Academy 2000 Elite Boys went 4 – 0 on the weekend defeating CISA Red in the first match 1-0. They defeated the Mundelein Strikers 2-1 Saturday evening and then won their Semi-Final match 1-0 against St Louis Scott Gallagher of Missouri.  That set up a final against the Aurora Flames Sunday afternoon. Matthew Dovalovsky scored the opener to go up 1-0. After a Flames goal Abraham Antar put Team Chicago back up 2-1 on a penalty. After another Aurora equalizer, with 4 minutes to play Matt Dovalovsky scored his 2nd goal of the game to win the tournament for the Team Chicago Academy 2000 Elite Boys
 
The Team Chicago Academy 1999 Elite Boys enjoyed the same type of success this weekend defeating SASA Spirits 3 -0 in their first game. They fell short against the Chicago Kickers 2 -1 Saturday afternoon meaning they would need a result on Sunday morning against FC South Central to progress to the final for a rematch against the Chicago Kickers. Team Chicago was able to defeat Fc South Central 7 – 0 setting up a rematch with Chicago Kickers. In a very entertaining match Team Chicago went up 1 -0 midway through the 2nd half through Bryan Torres, however gave up a late equalizer. The 99s thought they had won the Final on the last kick of regulation but the referees whistle had gone. In Overtime Brian Bertoni earned a penalty kick and was able to convert earning the tournament win for Team Chicago Academy 2000 Elite Boys.
 

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Team Chicago Academy-1998 Elite clinched a berth in the 2017 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship with Beach F.C.’s (CA-S) 2-1 win over Eastside F.C. (WA) in Las Vegas, NV today. 1998 Elite will finish as runners-up in the 19/20U National League Blue division with a 4-1-2 record and 14 points. The top two teams qualify for Nationals.

The National Championships will be hosted in Frisco, TX July 24-30th. This marks the second year in a row the event is hosted in Frisco and the second trip to Nationals for this group of players. Last summer the team narrowly missed out on a spot in the semi-final.

The team is head coached by our Girls Director Dave Lovercheck. Congrats to Dave and his players.

The Team Chicago Spring Break Soccer Camp is coming up at Commissioner’s Park in Naperville the week of March 27, 2017. The camp will be run by Team Chicago Directors Dave Lovercheck and Mike Skupien and is open to all travel soccer players born between the years 2008-2001. Make sure your player is prepared for the spring season and improve their skills and performance. Technical and tactical themes will be emphasized in a fun and challenging environment. Players will be grouped according to age and ability. Details are:

Dates: March 27-30, 2017
Time: 9am-noon
Location: Commissioner’s Park Turf Field, 3704 111th St, Naperville, IL 60564
Cost: $150/player
Ages: 2008-2001 birth year

Register at: http://www.waasports.org/Default.aspx?tabid=324108

Please contact Dave Lovercheck with questions at: dave@teamchicagosoccer.org

Team Chicago Raffle Winners

Posted by Team Chicago Soccer Club at Feb 15, 2017 9:34AM PST
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This past Sunday night during the Team Chicago Girls 2005 Elite, 2005 Select, and 2006 Elite training sessions we held the drawing for the Team Chicago Raffle. We would like to thank everyone that participated and helped the Team Chicago Scholarship Fund.
We would like to congratulate the following winners!
Edson Rodriguez (2007 Elite Boys) winner of the 50 inch TV!
Sam Poglitsch (2002 Elite) winner of the IPAD!
The Hensley Family (1999 Elite & 2002 Elite) winner of the Bulls Tickets!
Sophia Majher (2001 Elite) winner of the USSF Prize Package
Thank you again to everyone who participated. You helped raise $1,000 towards the Team Chicago Scholarship Fund.