Category: College

Missouri State vs SIUE – Legacy Match

LivingOURLegacy Cannon LargeThe Missouri State men’s soccer team has joined forces with the MSU Reserve Officer Training Corps program to stage the Living Our Legacy game. This year, the marquee game is set for SATURDAY, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., when the Bears host MVC opponent SIU Edwardsville in their regular-season finale at Plaster Field.

In four previous Living Our Legacy matches, the Bears hold a 2-1-1 record. It is also no coincidence that the wins have corresponded with three of the top four all-time attendance figures in MSU history. The past three Living Our Legacy games have averaged 1,973 fans, while last season’s event produced the largest crowd in program history (2,395).

The Nov. 9 match with SIU Edwardsville will also serve as senior night for MSU standouts Cole Alexander, Matt Bray, Jarred Clark, Jared Gain, Callen Roselieb, and Trevor Spangenberg.

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Prior to the game, tailgating will take place

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Miriam Taylor Pursuing NJCAA Title

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Miriam Taylor, career scoring leader for the Camdenton Lakers, is continuing her career at Lewis & Clark CC in Godfrey IL. The Trailblazers visited St Louis CC in what could well be a preview of the NJCAA District D playoff in November, with the winner advancing to the National Finals. The Trailblazers came away with a 3-0 victory, slightly below their current 5.4 goals per game average in their 10-0 season so far.

PHOTO GALLERY St Louis CC Archers host Lewis & Clark Trailblazers

Lewis & Clark are ranked #10 in the National NJCAA Poll and sport a 10-0 record following Monday’s win. They have defeated five of the six teams in Region 24 by a combined score of 30-3 with three shutouts. That should lead to a top-seed in the Regional playoff in November with the winner advancing to the District D playoff with the Region 16 (Missouri) champions.

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Soccer on TV – Week 4

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What other story is there to start the week? Mesut Özil can be Arsenal’s creative kingpin

Of course, he’s not the only transfer, we must look at Fellaini, Lamela and Willian: how will the new signings fit in?. The Guardian offers their take but I have to go back to Mesut…

Ozil has recorded more assists than any other footballer in Europe’s major five leagues over the past five campaigns but the German is also arguably the world’s greatest off-the-ball player. His appreciation of space, movement and unusual but effective runs proved crucial in Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing goalscoring run at Real Madrid. Ozil prefers to start centrally but from there he drifts to either flank, creating overloads and allowing the wide players to dart inside. It is likely he and Santi Cazorla will dovetail to the left and provide through-balls for Theo Walcott making runs from the opposite wing. Walcott’s tendency to play high means Ozil will also drift to the right, ensuring Arsenal retain balance.

It’s Arsenal visiting the Stadium of Light that NBC Sports features at 9am, with Mesut Özil facing Jozy Altidore and Sunderland. Join us at Basso for all the games!

Champions League returns Tuesday and Fox Sports is offering three games live on both Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s some good stuff right from the start as Group Play begins. That means holders FC Bayern Munich, Manchester United (Fellaini!) and Real Madrid on Tuesday while Wednesday offer Celtic (vs AC Milan), Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona. What a start… Continue reading “Soccer on TV – Week 4”

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James Routledge Reaches U20 Super Y League Semifinals

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Paul Scheipeter, James Routledge, Ryan Merrifield, Nick Rizzo, Billy Donovan, Sam Fink

The 2013 Super-20 League Championship, presented by Nike, wrapped up at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida last weekend. Sixteen teams from across the country qualified, including St Louis Scott Gallagher who advanced by winning the Midwest Division. A blind draw was conducted and the 16 qualifying teams were drawn into four groups of four for the group stage.

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An alternative to the USL Professional Development League (PDL), which includes the Springfield Demize here in Springfield, James Routledge (2nd from left above) was a member of the squad. James is a red-shirt freshman who will don the Maroon of the Missouri State Bears this Fall, transferring from Marquette University. He’s a native of New Zealand, part of the pipeline Assistant Coach Mike Seabolt has with Upper Hutt FC, where junior Parker Maher is spending his Summer.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS
Thursday July 18 – WIN 3-2 – St. Louis Scott Gallagher vs Junior Lone Star FC (TX)
Friday July 19 – WIN 2-1 – St. Louis Scott Gallagher vs IMG Academy (FL)
Saturday July 20 – LOSS 0-7 – St. Louis Scott Gallagher vs Beachside SC (CT)
Saturday July 20 – LOSS 0-2 – SLSG vs Pacesetter SC SEMIFINALS
Sunday July 21 – Final won by Force FC (MI) over Pacesetter

The defending champion Chicago Fire lead Group D after finishing second to St. Louis Scott Gallagher in the Midwest’s Western Division, and they will be joined by Alamo SC from the Mid South Division. Force Football Club makes its first appearance from the Midwest’s Eastern Division, with fellow newcomer the Western United Pioneers completing the group.

Scott Gallagher, meanwhile, is in Group A, which also includes the host, IMG Academy, which won the Southeast Division to earn its berth at the championships. A pair of newcomers complete the group, with Mid Atlantic Division winners Junior Lone Star FC and North Atlantic East champions Beachside SC both making their first appearance at IMG Academy.

The 2013 Super-20 League Championship also serves as an important player identification event for the PDL, as well as for U.S. National Teams. PDL coaches will be in attendance to scout talent, along with USL National Technical Director Peter Mellor, a longtime USSF Staff Coach.

Parker Maher Joins Upper Hutt

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While some of his teammates are spending their Summer working out on campus or playing PDL soccer, Joplin native Parker Maher is in New Zealand playing in their top league. He should have seen action today in fact.

Parker, pictured above on the left with two other recent signees, joins Brian Pasierb and Andy Cooper of the Bears who played for Upper Hut in 2008 followed by Springfield native Patrick Carver in 2009. It’s worth checking out the links on the previous stories just for some of the photos the boys shared.

Of course, it’s much easier to follow Parker’s exploits now then it was just a few years ago. Follow Upper Hutt City Football on Facebook or via their website to stay up-to-date.