News and Announcements
Team Chicago Academy-ManU opened play at the prestigious SC Del Sol Presidents Day tournament in Phoenix, AZ with a 0-0 tie against the 3rd-Ranked team in Arizona – Alliance 96.
It was a fairly even game in terms of possession, but ManU dominated in terms of both quality chances and shots on goal. Gabby Diekhoff, Kaela Leskovar, and Sophie Pohl all came close with quality efforts from the distance, but a strong GK preserved the shutout for Alliance.
On the defensive side ManU was very impressive given the lack of match fitness and sharpness from the long layoff from 11v11 play. Madison Thielsen earned the shutout in goal.
Unfortunately, a heavy downpour set in after the game, so the afternoon games were canceled. Currently, it looks like ManU will play 2 games tomorrow to try to qualify for the semi-final.
Team Chicago in conjunction with PlayUSA will be hosting an elite goalkeeper camp on Presidents Day, Monday, February 21st.
The camp will be run by the prestigious St. Louis Goalkeeping Academy, and is open to all goalkeeper regardless of club affiliation.
Please, see the attached document for additional information.
Jenna Romano and Zoey Goralski from Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo have just been named to the 24-player roster for the U17 National Team Camp to be held in Sunrise, FL January 28th-February 4th. This is the opening camp in the 18-month preparations for the 2012 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan.
Jenna and Zoey will join another former Team Chicago player – Zoe Swift – as the only 3 players from Illinois (and only 6 from the entire Midwest Region) on the roster. While at camp the U17 National Team will play two games against the German U17 National Team.
Team Chicago Soccer Club hosted its annual College Showcase on Monday, January 17th at PlayUSA to great success. 88 players from 3 states representing clubs like Team Chicago Academy, Chicago Fire Jrs Red 11, Eclipse Select, Sockers, Jaier, FC United, NSA, Fox Valley Strikers, and Academy SC were scouted by 45 coaches from 38 schools covering Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska.
Schools in attendance represented NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, and NJSCAA, and the following Division I conferences: the Big East, the Big Ten, the Horizon League,the Atlantic 10, the Missouri Valley, and the Mid-American Conference.
Each player played in 2 30-minute games in front of the college coaches, and was treated to lunch from the Olive Garden, and a college coaches’ panel that addressed questions from the audience. The event is always hosted on the Martin Luther King holiday on the 3rd Monday in January.
Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo bested Toro Booyah from Nebraska for most of regulation and OT, but just couldn’t find the game-winning goal, so instead Toro Booyah snatched the Disney Showcase title by a 5-4 shootout score. Kiley Dunning earned the shutout in goal.