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Glavin, Hanlon & Toniase To Work USL Men’s Showcase

Tony Glavin, St Louis Lions
Tony Glavin, St Louis Lions
TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the six coaches participating at the 2010 USL Men’s Showcase being held in Charleston, SC at Blackbaud Stadium February 4-6. Managing the professional prospects will be Premier Development League coaches Paul Baber, Dave Dixon, Tony Glavin, Chris Hanlon, Mark Spooner and Armen Toniase.

“We are thrilled to have these six coaches actively involved in presenting the talented players at the USL Men’s Showcase,” said PDL Director of Operations Lee Cohen. “As PDL coaches, they will have a good working knowledge of many of the players’ best abilities and will be able to provide insight into how to present themselves on the field as well as accentuate their best attributes during the event. As USL PDL coaches, they spend every day working on creating an environment that will help develop players and send them to the next level, and the USL Men’s Showcase is an extension of those efforts.”

Returning from last year’s USL Men’s Showcase as coaches are Tony Glavin of the St Louis Lions and the Springfield Demize duo of Chris Hanlon and Armen Toniase.

“This year’s mix of coaches will be great for the event,” added Cohen. “Having three coaches familiar with the event will help everyone in their preparations, while having three fresh faces will provide new philosophies and ideas.”

There are 90 players included in the USL Showcase invitees, 10 of whom have played in the Heartland Conference for either Des Moines, Kansas City or St Louis. ecort service

PDL Soccer: Springfield Demize Hold Spring Tryouts

PDL Soccer: Springfield Demize Spring Tryouts

Ah, March weather. Despite the rain, I was able to track down our local PDL franchise as they held Spring tryouts for the second weekend in a row. I heard numbers as high as 74 mentioned in terms of overall registered participants. There was a crowd out on Saturday afternoon as evidenced by the photo above (missing all of the Drury Panthers who were part of the scrimmage). Some familiar faces, with local MSU students including Mike Gow (Lebanon), Andrew Vorce and … A number of other familiar faces, including Adam Legg (Hendrix/Kickapoo) from their PASL and Reserve squads, Robbie Curtis (Lincoln Memorial/Ozark), Quincy Conduff (Hendrix/Kickapoo), Matthew Gow (Mid America Nazerene/Lebanon) and others.

As you may have noticed, I’ve also been capturing more video to share with you and Saturday’s visit was no different. Here are a couple of short videos to give you a feel for how the afternoon was progressing and the attendees. They are both in HD so be certain to click that HD button for the best quality views.

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PDL Soccer: Springfield Demize Lose Another Tough One

PDL Soccer: Springfield Demize host St Louis Lions Springfield Demize – 2
St Louis Lions – 3
Despite taking an early lead on a 6th minute goal by Brett Thomas, from Danny Foerster, the Demize once again fell on a late goal by an opponent. The team played a man down from the 21st minute when Ous Senghore was given a second yellow, and the resultant red card ejection, for a hand ball in the box. The Lions captain, Deno Merrick (MO Baptist Head Coach), calmly slotted the PK into the lower left corner to tie the game. The Demize fought back however to take the lead again on Thomas’ second goal of the game, and the season, after Foerster’s run into the box saw his shot parried by a diving keeper but the rebound fell to Thomas. He calmly lifted the ball over the keeper and into the far side netting as the team continued to fight.

The lead held until the 77th minute when the Lion’s leading scorer, Tom Heinemann (Rockford University) took a ball from Mike Utley and broke into the six yard box before sliding his shot to the near post. Heinemann scored again in the 82nd as the Demize pushed forward in an attempt to earn their first win of the season and spoil the Lion’s efforts to remain in the race for the Heartland Division crown. The goals were Heinemann’s 6th and 7th of the season, leading the Lion’s. He was denied on a couple of early attempts as goalkeeper Chris Hanlon fought to keep his team close but it was once again to no avail.

I’ll have video of the game in the next day or two (it’s the holiday’s after all) the final 4 goals and other action from the game.

The Springfield Demize finish the season with an away game at St Louis on Saturday and their final home game of the season is Thursday July 10th when the Des Moines Menace visit. The Menace are in third at the moment, with a pair of games this weekend against the leaders Thunder Bay that will determine their fate. The game next Thursday will feature the return of Drury Panther players Cody Reinberg and Marco Cherisma who are both playing key roles for the Menace.
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PDL Soccer: Thunder Bay Chill Get Late Winner at Springfield

PDL: Springfield Demize host Thunder Bay ChillThunder Bay Chill – 2
Springfield Demize – 1
On the strength of a 70th minute goal by Brandon Swartzendruber, the Chill earned the first win of their short season while keeping the Demize winless tonight. Springfield opened the scoring in the 20th minute, after several early opportunities as Isreal Bisoni was able to get into the box on the right side. Daniel Foerster took advantage of space in the middle as the Chill responded to the wide attack and put a hard shot past the goalkeeper after breaking into the box.

The Chill fought back late in the first half on some excellent individual work. Gustavo Oliveira-Araujo De F, wearing the #10 jersey, showed why as he took a pass and dribbled around three defenders before slotting his shot past the goalkeeper in the 40th (pictured).

The game winner was created by Oliveira-Araujo De F on a counter-attack. A quick diagonal ball sent Swartzendruber in alone and he buried his opportunity after Chris Hanlon blunted a similar attack only a minute earlier.

The Chill are now 1-1-1 and face the KC Brass tomorrow. The Demize hit the road for Colorado next weekend and will return for three games in early July. The Chill will visit July 2nd to make up Friday’s rain out while the Lions visit July 3rd. A final home game July 10th against Colorado will complete the season.dubai escorts 99

PDL Soccer: KC Brass Defeat Springfield Demize

On a 22nd minute goal by Levi Coleman from a cross by JD Warman, the KC Brass earned their third win over the Demize in the first month of the season. The Demize, while outshot by the Brass 7-3, had several opportunities to tie the game Friday night. A ball that fell near the 10-yard line in the box, following fine work by Eishun Yoshida on a free kick a few minutes after the Brass scored, as well as a shot on goal in stoppage time at the end of the first were the best early chances.

Photo Slideshow from 1st half

The Demize worked hard throughout the match to equalize as goal keeper Chris Hanlon blunted several Brass attacks in the second, including a diving stop at the feet of Haggai Leboo (see video) in the 87th minute. The final six minutes (including stoppage) was a relentless effort to score but despite the improved organization and overall play, led by midfielder Nikola Katic, the inability to capitalize on corner kicks in particular led to another loss.

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The Demize will host the Colorado Rapids U23 team this evening at 7:30 pm, preceded by a Reserve game against SpringHigh Select at 5:00 pm. Lake Country Soccer, Field #1.

The Rapids, who will play in St Louis on Sunday, are three points behind the Brass in the Heartland Conference, with 10 points in 6 games versus the Brass’ 13 points (9 from wins over Springfield) in 7 games. escort in call