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PDL Soccer: Springfield Demize Hosting Pair Of Games Wed – Thu

The Springfield Demize will be hosting a pair of games Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday’s game is against the Thunder Bay Chill, a game rescheduled due to rain earlier this month. The Chill moved into a tie for 1st place in the Heartland Division with a 2-0 win over the Kansas City Brass Monday night, with 22 points in 9 games played. Tomorrow’s game will be their 4th in 5 days, which combined with the Demize’s strong play against them June 14th potentially boding well for our home boys.

The Demize is the only team without a shot at first place with six games remaining so their opportunity now is to play the spoiler, as the Chill and Colorado Rapids U23 are best positioned for the Division title. They host the St Louis Lions on Thursday evening, a team that has just lost 4 straight games to Thunder Bay after early success that included winning a spot in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. I’ll have video from the game Sunday between St Louis and Thunder Bay, a 3-2 win for the Chill that saw two Lions and one Chill player ejected from the game, finishing play 9v10.

On a related note, Carlos Correa of KOLR10 featured the Demize in his Sunday evening Latino Focus section of the newscast. You can catch the video here

But they’re also hoping a roster filled with international players can bring more than just skill and technique to the team. This season’s team is made up of players who were recruited from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Serbia, Croatia and Australia.

“We’re a young team so, sometimes we have a lack of experience and its hard for everyone to together, but I think its going to be a good organization in the next two or three years,” said Mario Calderon.

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Springfield Sister Cities Soccer Exchange To Tlaquepaque Mexico

For the 4th consecutive year, the Springfield Sister Cities Association is hosting a cultural and soccer exchange with Tlaquepaque (Ta-lak-ee-pak-ee), Mexico . A group of 17 young men, between the ages of 12 and 15, depart on June 26th. They will play 4 games over a 6 day period against teams that are part of Atlas Football Club, a team that competes in the Mexican Professional League and supports a large Youth Academy, a model that is just beginning to be emulated in the US by Major League Soccer.

Photo slideshow and gallery of photos from the Friendly

The Sister Cities site describes Tlaquepaque as a city of more than 525,000 that is both traditional and cosmopolitan and places its emphasis on art and culture. Known as the “Soul of Mexico,” the city borders Tonala to the south and Guadalajara and Zapopan in the north. The city is located less than an hour from the major metropolitan city of Guadalajara, Mexico, the country’s second-largest city.

This is the second visit by a Springfield team to Tlaquepaque, the first coming in 2006 following the visits to Springfield by the Atlas players in 2005 and then 2007. The home-and-away series is a hotly contested set of games leading to the award of a classic trophy and medals with Springfield winning each of the past two years.

This years players are well aware of the history and look forward to continuing the winning trend. Jackson Patillo, 15 and a member of the Willard Tigers as well as Springfield SC, will be making his first visit beyond US borders. What is he looking forward to the most? “Playing in the stadium that Atlas FC competes in. It will be a fast game, and rough, but we can compete with them. We’ve got a pretty good team as well”

Video from KOLR 10 including interviews with Jackson & Gehrig

The youngest member is Izzy Chappell, who will be a seventh grader at Pershing Middle School this Fall. Asked about his expectations, he was confident. “We’ll win” was his response, which went hand-in-hand with his personal plans. “I want to buy jerseys of teams from Mexico, and a soccer ball for my trophy case”. He’s a speedy forward with good skills and his greatest memory currently is scoring against the KC Wizards goal keeper in costume during half time contests of a game against Missouri State.

There is one young man who will be making his second trip to Tlaquepaque, a 14-year old veteran of international travel. Gehrig Haberstock, from SpringHigh Select SC who will be a sophomore at Waynesville this Fall, is the son of a recently retired Army veteran. Like me, Gehrig was born in Munich Germany but has gained all of his soccer experience in Missouri, his home since 2001. He was one of the youngest on the trip in 2006 and besides the games, the cultural experience still resonates for him.

“We toured the city, seeing their old buildings and plazas. It was pretty neat. We ate a lot of fajitas, more than I ever want to eat again!”

The Sister City relationship between Springfield and Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico was formalized on June 27, 2003 and has included a number of visits besides this soccer event. According to their website, the SSCA sought this relationship with a Spanish-speaking community because of the growth of the Hispanic population in the Ozarks region and for the opportunities for business and cultural development. As these boys can attest, it’s been a great relationship. Bring home the hardware boys!arab escorts in dubai

Springfield Catholic Wins Class 1 District 12 Title

I’ll let the Bolivar Liberator website tell the story

It took Catholic 60 minutes to score the winning goal against a stingy Liberator defense tonight in the class 1 district final. Tara Bailes scored the game winner with a penalty kick shot. The call and the goal took the momentum away from the Lady Liberators and Catholic was able to put in two more goals in the half to win 3-0. A tremendous effort from a young Bolivar team has the future looking bright for the Liberators. Bolivar finishes the season with a 14-7 record. Congrats ladies on a great season.

Update – Five minutes later Maddy Renner found the end of a Rachel Herron cross and knocked it inside the left post and Carsen Baron finished the scoring converting a pass from Anna DeLong in the 69th minute.

Catholic will face the winner of District 11 in the sectional match next Tuesday evening at 6:00 pm in Waynesville. Congratulations to all the girls on winning the district championship against a very inspired Bolivar squad.

Also congratulations to Tara Bailes on scoring the 100th goal of her career at SCHS. Watch!girl escort

24 Hour Marathon Soccer Match

Just got word that the Springfield SC has partnered with a pair of organizations in town to hold a fund raiser. They are going to play a 24 hour Marathon match. The game begins this Friday the 11th at 4pm and will finish on Saturday at 4pm. Anyone in the Springfield soccer community is welcome to help with donations. Along with the marathon game we have partnered up with KOLR 10 who will be doing a sock and underwear drive as well. Here’s the press release they sent me.

Springfield Soccer ClubThe Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Springfield Soccer Club Team Up to Help Kids in Need this weekend – January 11th & 12th, 2008

On January 11th and 12th, 2007, the Springfield Soccer Club will host a 24-hour soccer marathon soccer match as a charity/fundraising event. Players from the 26 SSC club teams will participate in the marathon. All donations will be split 50/50 with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks to benefit needy children. The Community Partnership of the Ozarks and Springfield Soccer Club are both 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

Interested in contributing? Contact Springfield SC at 832-1552 or visit our website or the CPO website Download the 24 Hour Marathon Soccer Match Flyer

Community Partnership of the OzarksThe Community Partnership of the Ozarks is about building relationships and partnerships to facilitate positive change. One of their main objectives is designing new ways to use resources to help children in need. The Community Partnership of the Ozarks directly benefits children who are in need of the basic essentials such as food and hygiene products here in Springfield and surrounding communities.

Springfield Soccer Club seeks to develop soccer players to their fullest athletic, educational, and social potential. This will be accomplished by providing a high level of education and training necessary for each individual player to be their best on and off the field.

This event provides an opportunity for the SSC players to contribute to the community and their club, while doing what that they do best-play soccer! We encourage the support of all SSC families and friends.
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