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Team Chicago Academy-Palmeiras defeated Chicago Fire Juniors Development Academy Pool 3-1 in the first round of the IYSA boys U16 State Cup. The impressive win by a team consisting of primarily U15 players was a huge boost for Coach Josh Robinson’s talented group.

Palmeiras went up 2-0 in the first half on goals by Jack Staton and Omar Miranda assisted by Chris Freeman 2 and Keath Levitt. Early in the 2nd half CFJ halved the lead, but with 15 minutes to go Oscar Aguirre forced an own-goal by a CFJ defender to secure the big win.

In the next round Palmeiras will face Eclipse East a 2-1 winner over FC United.

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Team Chicago to Host ACL Lecture tonight!

Posted by Phil Nielsen at May 4, 2011 10:56AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

At 5:30pm tonight (Wednesday, May 4th) Team Chicago Soccer Club and Accelerated Rehab will be hosting a lecture about ACL injuries and injury-prevention by local expert Dr. David Burt. The lecture will take place inside PlayUSA.

ACL injuries have grown exponentially over the past decade as more and more youths and adults are participating in athletics with much greater frequency and intensity. As an example, the U16 Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo team has had 3 players suffer ACL injuries in the past 10 months, and the 6-12 month rehab period is a significant break in a youth player’s development, as well as in his/her recruiting process. The cost to society, and the potential for additional problems in adulthood from ACL injuries suffered in adolescence, are also considerable.

Tonight’s presenter – Dr. David Burt – is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska where he was born and raised. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska medical school and completed his orthopaedic surgical training at the University of Texas in San Antonio. While there, he trained under both Dr. Jesse Delee, renowned sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon, and Dr. Charles Rockwood, a world pioneer in the development of Shoulder Replacement surgery. He also assisted in sports medicine care for the University of Texas football.

Dr. Burt completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship at the world famous American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was involved with the sports medicine care for Auburn University, NFL Europe, Major League Soccer, Birmingham Arena football, and area high schools.

Dr. Burt established the Midwest Sports Medicine Institute to raise the bar for sports medicine care in our area, and he continues to care for athletes of all ages and levels of competition. He serves as official team physician for Plainfield North High School, and works with several local schools and club teams to provide fast and efficient recovery for injured athletes.

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Internacional beat FCX North in MRL play!

Posted by Phil Nielsen at Apr 24, 2011 3:42PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Team Chicago Academy-Internacional improved its unbeaten run to 5 games with an important 1-0 win at FCX North in MRL play. Midway through the first half Cailin LaRocque found Kiley Czerwinski who beat her defender before being taken down in the penalty box. Abby Flynn stepped up to score what proved to be the game-winner. Hannah Parrish earned her 3rd consecutive shutout in goal.

With the win Internacional moves into 2nd place in the First Division West Red bracket. With 3 home games left in MRL play, Interncional has a great opportunity to win the bracket and advance to the MRL Premier Division next Fall. Up next are two home games at Rios Park next Saturday and Sunday at 9am v. Heartland Jaguars and VSA Elite.

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Coach Moreau Earns Career Milestone!

Posted by Phil Nielsen at Apr 17, 2011 7:33PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Neuqua Valley H.S. Head Coach Joe Moreau (who also coaches Team Chicago Academy-Jaguars) reached an incredible milestone in Thursday’s 7-0 win at Larkin. The win marked his 300th H.S. win in an impressive coaching career that also included a 198-11-20 record at St. Charles H.S. with 5 consecutive State Championships 1996-2000.

Neuqua Valley H.S. is off to an 11-0-0 start this Spring, and Coach Moreau now owns a 103-22-9 record at Neuqua. Please, join us in congratulating him on this great honor. We at Team Chicago are very proud of his accomplishments, and to have him on our coaching staff.

Team Chicago Academy has announced its tryout schedule for the U15-18 girls for the 2011-12 season.

The tryout sessions will be hosted at PlayUSA at 2323 Liberty St., Aurora, IL 60502

Sunday, May 15th 4:30-6pm U16 and U18

Sunday, May 15th 6:30-8pm U15 and U17

Supplemental tryout sessions are scheduled for

Sunday, May 22nd 4:30-6pm U16 and U18

Sunday, May 22nd 6:30-8pm U15 and U17

Please, click on the following link to register on-line…

Any questions regarding the tryouts should be directed to Elite Academy Director Phil Nielsen or Jamie Boe in the Team Chicago Office at or 630-978-8244

The tryout schedule for the remaining Team Chicago teams will be announced shortly.