Monday, December 10, 2007

UIC, Fire coach out


UIC's playoff run has finally come to an end. They lost 2-1 to UMass in a game that saw all three goals scored in the second half.

It turns out that Juan Carlos Osorio is moving on to coach the New York Red Bull. The ESPN story is below.

Don't forget about your holiday shopping at Chicago Soccer, Eurosport, and the Soccer Post.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

UIC to Final Eight

With amazing perseverance and determination, the UIC Flames soccer team has upset three ranked teams on the road to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Soccer Tournament.

Ian Sarachan scored the lone goal in a 1-0 upset of Creighton in Nebraska last week.

They now face fellow cinderella Massachusetts on Sunday December 9th at 11:00 AM. Massachusetts beat #1 Boston College and will be a tough tough opponent.

Monday, November 26, 2007

UIC vs Northwestern, USA and more

Hey everyone

The UIC Flames beat St. Louis 1-0 on penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA playoffs. They will now play in the round of 32 against number 9 ranked Northwestern on Wednesday, at 7:00 PM at Lakeside Field on the Northwestern campus. UIC will be providing a bus for all fans interested. Read the article (score highlighted) for more info.

The Concacaf draw for the 2010 world cup has been completed. The USA will meet the winner of Dominca and Barbados for their first match.

Since it is the time for shopping, don't forget Chicago Soccer, Big Soccer, and Soccer Post!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Seedings are out


The seedings for the Men's NCAA Soccer tournament are out. The Chicago area was able to place three entries (UIC, DePaul, and Northwestern) into the field of 48. Unfortunately, Loyola lost out due to their performance last weekend in the Horizon League Tournament.

Monday, November 19, 2007

UIC are champions!


UIC played their way into the NCAA tournament by winning the Horizon League tournament this weekend. The Flames beat Wright State, UW Milwaukee, and UW Green Bay to win the tournament. The story is below.

Tournament host and regular season champion Loyola lost to UW Green Bay in the semifinal and now have to hope for an at large bid.

DePaul lost to Notre Dame in the Big East semifinals but look assured to get an at large bid into the NCAA tournament.

In Fire news, Paulo Wanchope has retired. He played eleven games and scored two goals for the Fire. The story is below.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fire's loss and college supremacy


The Fire lost in their bid to make it to the MLS Cup by losing to the New England Revolution 1-0. The goal was scored on a fantastic bicycle kick by Taylor Twellman. Even though they lost, the Fire made a huge improvement. It was so big, Chris Armas was thinking about not retiring. But he ultimately did retire.

On the college scene, UIC and Loyola both move on to the Horizon League Championships.

UIC continues to tear it up with a 4-0 victory over Wright State. They will play Milwaukee at 7:30 PM at Loyola Soccer Park.

Loyola received a bye and will play Green Bay on Nov. 16 at 5:00PM at Loyola Soccer Park.

Depaul advanced to the Big East Semifinals with a 1-0 win over Cincinatti. Whitney Young product Willy Lara started. They next will face Notre Dame at 5:00 PM on Friday the 16th. The game will be televised on CSTV.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Latest Happenings

Congratulations goes out to Andrew Ricks and the Lane Tech boys soccer team for once again winning their sectional and making it farther than any other city school in this year's state tournament.

The Chicago Fire advanced to the conference final by beating DC United in a two game series 3-2. The second game was exciting with the Fire roaring out to a two goal lead only to watch it disappaer in a classic United surge that saw United score two in the second half. But the Fire were able to hold on and now face the New England Revolution this Thursday. The game will be televised on ESPN 2 at 6:30 Central. I think with their new look, the Fire can beat the Revolution (like they did a month ago) and get to the MLS Cup this year. Get your plane tix to DC ready! You can keep track of all the Chicago Fire and MLS activities by visiting their web site.

Chicago Soccer is having a huge sale on 06-07 gear. Get over there to get some great gear at a great price.

Joe Trost has started a soccer blog that I think you check out.

Let me know if things are happening with your team or organization.