Month: December 2009

Johannes Demarzi named to 1st Team Scholar All-American Squad

Missouri State Bears, Johannes Demarzi
Missouri State Bears, Johannes Demarzi
Missouri State senior defender Johannes Demarzi was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas men’s Scholar All-America first team, it was recently announced.

Demarzi, who holds a 3.37 GPA in political science, recorded a Missouri Valley Conference-high 10 assists during the 2009 season. His 0.53 assists per match ranked 15th in the nation. He also added three goals and led the Bears with 16 points.

Demarzi earned MVC Scholar-Athlete first team honors and was named MVC Scholar Athlete of the Week on September 23. For his on-field play, he was named to the All-MVC first team, MVC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 9), MVC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 21 & Oct. 19) and NSCAA All-Midwest Region.

His play on the backline contributed to nine shutouts this season. Demarzi helped the Bears win the regular season title outright and reach the NCAA Tournament for the third time in team history.uk escort anal

USSF Says NO to AC St Louis, NASL AND USL

NASLLooks like AC St Louis has some more work to do before they’ll be playing in a sanctioned league. With the decision below, any player that signs with AC St Louis will not be allowed to play in a USSF sanctioned league, including MLS.

CHICAGO (Dec. 30, 2009) – The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to not sanction either the USL or the NASL to operate a Division II professional league in 2010.

The decision was made on the recommendation of the Professional League Task Force, which determined that neither organization on its own was able to provide a viable and sustainable operation during the upcoming season. Both organizations were unable to meet U.S. Soccer’s requirement of a minimum of eight viable teams for 2010.

Despite the ruling, the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors has given both organizations seven days to try to work out an interim solution for the 2010 season.

“After carefully reviewing the findings from the Task Force it was clear there are still too many uncertainties for both organizations, which would be extremely difficult to resolve in a timely fashion that would allow them to prepare for the 2010 season,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. “In the best interest of soccer in the United States, we decided to not sanction either league at this point. However, we did encourage both leagues to come together in the next week and attempt to develop another plan which would allow a single league to be approved on a provisional basis. We are committed to finding ways to improve the long-term viability of all leagues and teams and continue the growth of soccer in the United States.”best website for escorts