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Six Manchester United Preseason Matches on ESPN Networks

Catch Manchester United preseason matches on ESPN networks the next two weeks. There will be six matches broadcast, beginning with a pre-ICC international friendly match vs. Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy on Saturday, July 15. The match will be the first for Belgium National Team star and former Everton FC striker Romelu Lukaku in a Manchester United shirt.

Two days later Lukaku and Manchester United will face MLS’s Real Salt Lake before beginning three games in the International Champions Cup against Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Manchester United’s ESPN appearances conclude Wednesday, August 2, vs. Italian Serie A club U.C. Sampdoria, from Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. The full schedule is listed below and all of the games, including the full ICC schedule, are part of the Soccer on TV Calendar at or can be found in the footer of this website.

ManU PreSeason TV

Sat Jul 159:00 pmat LA GalaxyESPN2
Mon Jul 179:00 pmat Real Salt LakeESPN2
Thu Jul 209:00 pmICC: Manchester CityESPN
Sun Jul 234:00 pmICC: Real MadridESPN
Wed Jul 267:30 pmICC: BarcelonaESPN2
Wed Aug 21:30 pmSampdoriaESPN2

ESPN FC’s Alexis Nunes conducted an exclusive interview this week with Lukaku about his move to Manchester United. Lukaku and his longtime friend and now teammate Paul Pogba also discussed their friendship in a one-on-one interview, exclusive to ESPN FC.


Brionna Halverson Heads 2017 Class 3 All-Region Soccer

The 2017 All-Region Team for Class 3 schools in Southwest and Central Missouri has been announced. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

Made up of Districts 9-12, Washington is headed for the Final Four while Glendale, Bolivar and Neosho were the other District winners from the group.

Player of the Year
Brionna Halverson, Bolivar

Offensive Player of the Year
Cassidy Nurnberger, Washington

Defensive Player of the Year
Cassidy Schwenkter, Union

Goalkeeper of the Year
Katie Baer, Washington

​Coach of the Year – Public
Adam Fischer, Washington

2017 Missouri Girls Poll - Class 3 Districts 9-12

Michelle GabaniBolivarJRD
Kennedy LampNeoshoSOD
Julianne BaltimorePacificSRD
Michelle KeanRollaSRD
Georgie BrayUnionJRD
Taylor BauerWashingtonSOD
Sarah PetersonBolivarJRD
Kecia HouptCarl JunctionSRF
Brianna MarquezCarthageSOF
Alicia CooperNeoshoSRF
Olivia WheelerParkviewFRF
Addy BrowRollaSRF
Karlie PethUnionSRF
​Brionna Halverson​Bolivar​SRF
​Cassidy Nurnberger​Washington​SRF
Reaghan Lesh​Bolivar​JRGK
Joran Mitchell-StoutWillardJRGK
​Katie Baer​Washington​SRGK
Ashley MarshCarl JunctionSRMF
Brooke BriscoeGlendaleSOMF
Katie ArthurGlendaleSRMF
Ashley TalleyNeoshoJRMF
Laken SchnackenbergNeoshoJRMF
Mackenzie KiewittUnionSRMF
Jena MonehanWashingtonSOMF

Emma Skornia Heads 2017 Girls Class 2 All-Region Soccer

Emma Skornia in Quarterfinals, 2014
The 2017 All-Region Team for Class 2 schools in Southwest and Central Missouri has been announced. Recognition for Conference, Regional and State awards is done by members of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association (MSHSSCA).

Made up of Districts 9-12, Springfield Catholic is headed for the Final Four while Southern Boone, Pleasant Hill and Father Tolton were the other District winners from the group.

Player of the Year
Emma Skornia, Springfield Catholic

Offensive Player of the Year
Mackenzie Dimarco, Pleasant Hill

Defensive Player of the Year
Rosie Lenz, Boonville

Goalkeeper of the Year
Katy Andrews, Southern Boone

Coach of the Year – Private
Ben Timson, Springfield Catholic

Coach of the Year – Public
Chris Miller, Southern Boone

2017 Missouri Girls Regional Poll - Class 2 Districts 9-12

​Katy AndrewsSouthern BooneSRGK
Ellie PalmerSpringfield CatholicJRGK
Rosie LenzBoonvilleSRD
Olivia FerdigPleasant HillSRD
Kaitlin KnetzkeSpringfield CatholicSOD
Kenzie SerranoSpringfield CatholicJRD
Riley ScheerSouthern BooneSRD
Autumn FergusonPleasant HillJRMF
Jacey FaustPleasant HillFRMF
Kylie ShootSouthern BooneSRMF
Brinn CooperSpringfield CatholicJRMF
Sariana BarbarottaBoonvilleSOMF
Kate PetersonBoonvilleJRMF
Hadyn DeLeeuwKirksvilleSRMF
Peyton McNabbSpringfield CatholicJRMF
Kaleia HuttenlocherSpringfield CatholicSOMF
Lexi ChristopherLogan-RogersvilleSRMF
Kyleigh RoePleasant HillFRMF
Lindsey WrightTolton CatholicSRMF
Hannah FuemmelerBoonvilleSRF
Sophia NixonLogan-RogersvilleFRF
Mackenzie DimarcoPleasant HillSOF
Kate PonderSouthern BooneJRF
Emma SkorniaSpringfield CatholicSRF
Madalyn WellsTolton CatholicSRF

Kickapoo Shootout 2017


Eureka fans at Kickapoo ShootoutHa, just messing with you. I don’t suspect you’ll need to prepare as well as these Eureka fans at the 2009 Kickapoo Shootout, the days are much warmer now albeit unsettled. Don’t forget to follow @KickapooSoccer this weekend.


A bit different model this year. Games begin tonight for the Brown Division which is now a round-robin featuring Kickapoo, Willard, Smith-Cotton and Jackson. Full schedule below.

The Gold Division adheres to the traditional bracket model and begins Friday. Locally, Nixa, Glendale and Carl Junction are participating, both Hickman and Jefferson City from Central Missouri while Timberland from STL, Kearney from KC and Popular Bluff from down the road.

In case you missed it, Ozarks Sports Zone released their latest rankings. Link below. It includes #4 Kickapoo in the Gold Division while #5 Nixa and #8 Glendale are part of the Brown Division. Hickman comes in at #8 in the first State Poll and Jackson is #10 with Nixa getting a vote in Class 4.

Gold Division

Thu5:00 PMJackson v Willard8-0 Jackson
Thu7:00 PMKickapoo v Smith-Cotton2-1 Kickapoo
Fri5:00 PMSmith-Cotton v Jackson5-0 Indians
Fri5:00 PMWillard v Kickapoo4-0 Chiefs
Sat11:30 AMJackson v Kickapoo1-0 Chiefs
Sat11:30 AMSmith-Cotton v Willar

All games played on turf =

Brown Division

Fri2:00 PMGlendale v Jeff City2-1 Falcons
Fri4:00 PMHickman v Poplar Bluff3-2 Kewpies
Fri6:00 PMNixa v Kearney4-2 Bulldogs
Fri8:00 PMTimberland v Carl Junction3-2 in 2nd OT for Class 4 Wolves
Sat8:00 AMNixa v Poplar Bluff7-0 Eagles
Sat9:45 AMKearney v Hickman5-2 Kearney
Sat8:00 AMJeff City v Carl Junction2-0 Jays
Sat9:45 AMGlendale v Timberland4-2 Timberland
Sat1:15 PM5th Place - Nixa v Jeff City1-0 (PKs) Nixa
Sat1:15 PM7th Place - Poplar Bluff v Carl JunctionGrass
Sat3:00 PM3rd Place - Glendale v Hickman
2-0 Kewpies
Sat3:00 PMChampionship -
Kearney v Timberland
1-0 Kearney are Champions

Games played at KHS on the grass and the turf football field.

They’re Getting the Gang Back Together

Alf Bilbao, his wife, Ryan Swan and Andrew Bordelon at Harrison Stadium in Springfield MO in 2010

News arrives that former Drury Panthers coach Ryan Swan, now Head Coach for the Division 1 Northern Illinois Huskies, has hired his former assistant Andrew Bordelon. From the Stevenson Mustangs Andrew Bordelon Accepts Position at Northern Illinois, Steps Down as Men’s Soccer Coach

Stevenson University head men’s soccer coach Andrew Bordelon announced Thursday that he is stepping down from that position in order to accept a position as an assistant coach on the men’s soccer staff at Division I Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.

Named the seventh head coach in Stevenson men’s soccer history this past June, Bordelon came to Stevenson from Westminster (Mo.) College, where he had guided the men’s soccer program to three straight SLIAC conference titles and three straight NCAA appearances. Prior to that, he was an assistant on the staff at Division II power Drury University, his alma mater, under Ryan Swan, who was named Northern Illinois head coach in January.