Wisconsin Soccer Central Archives for January 2009

Elm Grove SC U16 boys fall in final

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Wisconsin teams had a tough day as the boys Disney Showcase wrapped up today in Kissimmee, Fla., with both sides closing successful runs at the elite tournament with 1-0 losses.

Elm Grove SC fell to Kentucky's United FC 94 International in one of three championship matches in the Under-16 Copa Division.

56ers U16 girls win bracket in Florida

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The Madison 56ers' Under-16 Red girls team closed out the year in style, going unbeaten to win their bracket at the Orange Classic International tournament in the Fort Lauderdale area.

The 56ers knocked off Fusion Futball Blue (Fla.) 3-1 on Tuesday and FC Lewisboro Extreme (S.C.) 1-0 on Wednesday to finish 3-0-1 in Bracket 3 of the Showcase II Division.

UW recruiting class still looks strong

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At least five of the high school seniors who verbally committed to play for the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team in 2010 remain committed to the Badgers despite coach Todd Yeagley's departure.

Brookfield East midfielder Luke Goodnetter, Hartland Arrowhead goalkeeper Max Jentsch, Hudson forward Nick Lund, forward Chris Prince of Naperville, Ill.

Neenah's Kelderman considers options

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After seeing his soccer coaching career go on an involuntary hiatus five months ago, it looks like Kris Kelderman will be getting back into the swing of things soon.

The Neenah native said Monday that he was weighing an offer to become an assistant for Major League Soccer club D.

Elm Grove, 56ers start strong at Disney

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A pair of Wisconsin boys club teams acquitted themselves well through the first two days of the Disney's Soccer Showcase in Kissimmee, Fla.

Elm Grove SC posted a 3-2 win over Kentucky's Mockingbird Valley SC White in its opener Sunday, then played a 0-0 draw with Baltimore SC United on Monday and leads its four-team bracket of the Copa Division at the prestigious tournament sponsored by English Premier League club Chelsea.

Kauffung, Madigan at Winter Interregional

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Amy Kauffung (Hartland Arrowhead) scored as the 1992 Region II team rolled past its Region IV counterparts 4-1 on Monday at the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Girls Winter Interregional in Ridgeland, Miss.

Kauffung, who plays club soccer for FC Milwaukee, opened the scoring in the 13th minute as the Region II side improved to 2-0 at the event, having beaten Region III 1-0 in its opener Sunday.

Fab Four: WSCA Hall class impressive

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The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association will honor four of the state's legendary leaders with its second Hall of Fame class.

The quartet of Bob Gansler, Jim Launder, Bill Reddan and Ron Holzhueter will be inducted at a ceremony Feb.

Jed's Journeys: Signing off

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Former Middleton High School and University of Wisconsin forward Jed Hohlbein has been writing a blog for Wisconsin Soccer Central about playing soccer in Germany. He was with VfB Süsterfeld after helping the Kassel club earn promotion to the Sixth Division Verbandsliga North last spring, but recently left the team.

Back to the future? Launder applies at UW

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Might the future of the University of Wisconsin men's soccer program lie with the man who led the Badgers to the pinnacle of college soccer in the past?

Jim Launder, who guided UW to its only NCAA championship in 1995, said Sunday night that he's applied for that job once again.

Club girls news and notes

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The Madison 56ers Red Under-16 girls soccer team opened play at the Orange Classic International tournament in the Fort Lauderdale area in fine fashion Sunday.

The 56ers, who departed Madison on Christmas Day with 10 of their rostered players and five guest players, beat the JYSC Fury Green from Jacksonville, Fla.

Caban in camp with Under-18 team

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Defender David Caban (Kenosha Tremper) is one of 36 players called into a training camp with the U.S. Under-18 national team at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Caban, who plays club soccer for the Chicago Fire and is considered one of the country's top recruits for the Class of 2011, was a first-team selection on the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association All-State team as a midfielder in the fall.

Record field registered for President's Cup

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The field is full for Madison United's 17th annual President's Cup indoor soccer tournament, with a record 84 teams registered to play in the event Feb. 13-14 at BreakAway Sports Center in Fitchburg and Keva Sports Center in Middleton.

The tournament is set to have 32 teams in the Men's Open competition, 28 in Women's Open, 16 in Men's Over-30 and eight in Men's Over-38.

Back home: Thiermann transfers to UW

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Josh Thiermann will be back home for his final season of college soccer next fall.

The former Stoughton High School standout has transferred to the University of Wisconsin after three seasons at Notre Dame, finalizing his scholarship paperwork Friday – the same day Todd Yeagley stepped down as the Badgers' coach and took over at Indiana.

UW players deal with latest change

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University of Wisconsin junior midfielder Jon Rzepka isn't angry with Todd Yeagley for leaving the Badgers to become coach at Indiana. And he isn't worried about the future of the UW program.

But at the same time, he's not exactly thrilled that he and many of his teammates will be playing for their third coach in as many years.

Yeagley: 'Only one place I would leave for'

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Todd Yeagley says there's only one college soccer coaching job that could have convinced him to leave the University of Wisconsin after just one season.

It just so happens that was the one he was offered Thursday night.

"There's only one place I would leave for," Yeagley said Saturday, a day after he was announced as the third coach in Indiana program history.

Yeagley leaves UW, takes over at Indiana

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The Todd Yeagley Era at the University of Wisconsin lasted just one year.

Exactly one year to the day after being named the fifth coach in Badgers men's soccer history, Yeagley told his team at a meeting this afternoon that he is leaving to take over at Indiana, according to two sources familiar with the situation.

More honors for Green Bay's Banks

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UW-Green Bay forward-midfielder JC Banks (Milwaukee Riverside) picked up some more national honors after his stellar junior season.

Banks, who finished the year ranked fifth in the nation in points per game (1.8) and ninth in goals per game (0.65), was on the second team of the Goal.

Yeagley among finalists for Indiana job

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Indiana was scheduled to complete interviews for its men's soccer coaching vacancy today, the Bloomington Herald-Times reported, with an announcement expected late this week or early next week.

As expected, University of Wisconsin coach Todd Yeagley is one of the three candidates to replace Mike Freitag, who was the successor to Todd's father, Jerry.

WYSA grievance hearing Thursday

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The grievance filed by US Club Soccer against U.S. Youth Soccer and five state associations – including the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association – will be heard Thursday in Chicago, Inside Minnesota Soccer reported.

In the complaint, which was filed Aug. 17, US Club Soccer alleges that the USYS, WYSA and the state organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Carolina and Tennessee discriminate against teams sanctioned by US Club Soccer teams by:

Marsch reportedly finalist for Fire job

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Racine native Jesse Marsch, who has played in all 14 seasons of Major League Soccer, is one of two finalists for the Chicago Fire's coaching vacancy, Soccer America reported today.

Tom Soehn, a Chicago native and former Fire assistant who led D.

Report: WYSA grievance hearing Thursday

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The grievance filed by US Club Soccer against U.S. Youth Soccer and five state associations – including the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association – will be heard Thursday in Chicago, Inside Minnesota Soccer reported.

In the complaint, which was filed Aug. 17, US Club Soccer alleges that the USYS, WYSA and the state organizations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Carolina and Tennessee discriminate against teams sanctioned by US Club Soccer teams by:

Platteville's Fuschino discusses recovery

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UW-Platteville soccer coach Enzo Fuschino continues his comeback from a heart attack suffered on Aug. 1.

Fuschino returned to work last month, and recently talked to the UW-Platteville Sports Information Department about his recovery in this 7-minute video.

Fuschino, a native of Italy who is well-known in the Madison area as a high school and club coach and as a player, spent three weeks in the intensive care unit at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque after suffering a heart attack at the America's River Classic soccer tournament just a few weeks before preseason training started.

Owusu named Badgers' MVP

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The University of Wisconsin women's soccer team chose senior defender Whitney Owusu as the MVP of its stellar 2009 season.

Owusu and five other players received individual awards Sunday as the Badgers closed out their season with the annual end-of-the-year banquet.

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Catching up on campus

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In 2008, Carleton (Minn.) defender Robert Carlton (Madison Memorial) made history as the first All-American men's soccer player in program history.

Now he's the first two-time All-American for the Knights, as the senior was named to the second team of the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division III All-America team for the second straight season.

Coleman earns All-American honor

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University of Rochester sophomore forward Ellen Coleman (Wauwatosa/Milwaukee DSHA) was a second-team selection on the NSCAA Division III women's All-American soccer team.

Coleman posted team highs for the Yellowjackets (13-4-3) with 11 goals, seven assists and 29 points and five game-winning goals.

Yeagley to coach at MLS Combine

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University of Wisconsin coach Todd Yeagley was selected to coach at the Major League Soccer Player Combine, which is Jan. 8-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Yeagley and Larry Sunderland, the director of player personnel for the Chicago Fire, will coach Team F50i, one of the four teams at the event at Central Broward Regional Park.

Forslund, Hanus Scholar All-Americans

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Madison Memorial midfielder Robin Forslund and Middleton defender Matt Hanus play club soccer together on the Madison 56ers Under-18 team.

They both were All-Big Eight Conference selections this year, Hanus for the second straight season.

Now the two share another similarity, as they were among 36 seniors named to the NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-America boys soccer team for their performances on the field and in the classroom.

Another Hall calls Milwaukee's Gansler

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Milwaukee's Bob Gansler will be inducted into the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame on Jan. 15 at the organization's annual convention in Philadelphia.

Gansler, a native of Hungary who moved to Milwaukee in 1952, played with the Chicago Mustangs in the North American Soccer League in 1968 and made 25 appearances for the U.

Jed's Journeys: Auf Wiedersehen

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Former Middleton High School and University of Wisconsin forward Jed Hohlbein has been writing a blog for Wisconsin Soccer Central about playing soccer in Germany. He was playing with VfB Süsterfeld after helping the Kassel club earn promotion to the Sixth Division Verbandsliga North last spring, but recently left the team.

Madison 56ers join WPSL

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Good showing for FC Milwaukee in Texas

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Coleman earns All-American honor

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Badgers just outside final Top 25

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The University of Wisconsin women's soccer team just missed being ranked in the final NSCAA women's...

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Apologies, it's another test

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More work, more testing. So does this work?

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DeMerit returns after three months out

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Central defender Jay DeMerit (Green Bay) returned to action for Watford in England's Coca-Cola...

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FC Milwaukee closes strong at Showcase

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State stars head all-region women's team

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Wisconsin players dominated the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III...

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MATC's Kone named All-American

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Madison Area Technical College freshman forward Thiemoko Kone, who was among the country's leaders...

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Gonyo, Nordness on all-region squad

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Two state players were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Region V...

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Muskego's Weiner an All-American

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Muskego senior Riley Weiner leads a group of six Wisconsin players on the National Soccer Coaches...

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Lambo, Gen Ad team close with shutout

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FC Dallas goalkeeper Josh Lambo (Middleton) stopped all three shots he faced as the Major League...

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UW's Kelter named to all-region team

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Alev Kelter made quite an impression on women's soccer coaches in the Midwest during her freshman...

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Beloit's Botts nets winner in NCAA final

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U.S. pleased with World Cup draw

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Report: DeMerit back in squad Saturday

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Milwaukee-area All-Star rosters set

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The rosters for the second annual NOW Newspapers Senior All-Star Game, featuring the top senior...

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College tourneys reach crescendo

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It's a big day in college soccer, with most eyes on Texas for the national semifinals in three...

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FC Milwaukee sides off to Showcase

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Yeagley looks like favorite for IU job

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University of Wisconsin men's soccer coach Todd Yeagley appears to be the favorite to take over the...

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Pro news and notes

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UW men land 12 on Academic All-Big Ten

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Nearly half of the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team made the Academic All-Big Ten...

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Nosbusch paces UW in academics, too

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Club news and notes

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UW's Yeagley a candidate for Indiana job?

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Catching up on campus

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Eight Wisconsin sides earned team academic awards from the National Soccer Coaches Association of...

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Twelve state teams earn acadmic honor

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Kenosha Christian Life was one of 68 schools nationwide to have both its boys and girls teams claim...

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