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Friday, March 21
Trevor Heads to Whitewater

Trevor will attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2008 and play soccer for the Warhawks. 



Friday, February 1
Two Teammates Oshkosh Bound

Justin and Michael have chosen UW Oshkosh to continue to play soccer and pursuing their academic interests.  Best wishes to Justin and Michael!



Tuesday, January 29
Dayton Lands Another FC Milwaukee Player!
Mario recently committed to the University of Dayton Men's Soccer Program joining fellow teammates Alex Frenz and Pat Hardt there.

Saturday, December 15
Amilcar Confía a la Universidad de Marquette!
Amilcar Herrera recently decided to attend Marquette University for the 2008-09 school year.  Congratulations to Amilcar and his family!

Friday, December 14
Banks Recognized in College

College Player Wins Award:

UW Green Bay freshman standout JC Banks was named to the Horizon League Conference All Newcomer Team.



Friday, December 14
Teammates Earn High School Soccer Awards

FC Milwaukee 18's Earn State and Conference High School Accolades:

Stu Grable - All State 1st Team, State Player of the Year - Midfielder

Patrick Hardt - All State 1st Team - Goalkeeper, 1st Team All Conference

Nick Unger - All State 1st Team - Midfielder, 1st Team All Conference

Stewart Brown - All State 1st Team, Defender, All Conference Player of the Year

Ethan Finlay - All State 1st Team, Forward, 1st Team All Conference

Joey Marasco - All State 1st Team, Defender, 1st Team All Conference

Tony Patterson - All State 2nd Team - Midfielder, 2nd Team All Conference

Mario Falsetti - All State 2nd Team - Midfielder, 1st Team All Conference

Alex Frenz - All State Honorable Mention

Justin Off - All State Honorable Mention - Forward, All Conference - Athlete of the Year

Mike Asen - All State Honorable Mention - Midfielder, 1st Team All Conference

Amilcar Herrera - All Conference 1st Team and Player of the Year

Landon Bullock - All Conference 1st Team - Defender

Trevor Swentik - All Conference 2nd Team - Defender



Thursday, November 22
Unger Chooses Penn
Nick Unger, midfielder, will head to the University of Pennsylvania next year to play soccer alongside his brother, Kevin.   Congratulations Nick!

Thursday, November 22
Another FC Milwaukee Player Headed to Dayton!
Alex Frenz, standout midfielder/defender, recently committed to play Division I soccer for the University of Dayton in Ohio. Alex will join teammate, Pat Hardt, goalkeeper, at Dayton playing for the Flyers next year. Congratulations Alex!

Tuesday, October 23
Coach Billy Solberg

"Together"

A local soccer standout with Brookfield East High School and Marquette University Billy Solberg stayed in the game of soccer immediately following college. He coached with Marquette University, Brookfield Soccer Club and eventually FC Milwaukee. He became the University of Houston Women’s Assistant Coach in 1999 and by the year 2000 was named the team’s Head Coach. While in Houston he also worked with the Region III Coaching Staff where he coached several age group teams from 2002 to 2004. Billy is married to his wife Courtney. Coach Solberg is excited about his return to Wisconsin and FC Milwaukee. “The opportunity to move back to Milwaukee, my hometown, and work with one of the premier clubs in the country was hard to pass up. I enjoyed the college game and gained a wealth of knowledge from a variety of coaches and administrators. I chose club soccer because I want the opportunity to coach and train more players and teams. I am also excited about the chance to coach boys and girls soccer teams.”

  • FC Milwaukee 1998, 1999, 2007 - present

  • USSF D License

  • University of Houston Head of Women's Soccer Coach 2000 - 2007

  • Region III Regional Team Coach 2002-2004
  • Marquette University Men’s Assistant Coach 1997, 1998

 



Sunday, September 16
Three FC Milwaukee Players Head to UW-Green Bay
Stuart G., Tony P, and Joey all join fellow teammate, JC Banks, at UW-Green Bay. The players made a verbal commitment to join the Phoenix following their graduation in 2008.

Thursday, August 23
University of Dayton Lands FC Milwaukee Goalkeeper
Patrick has made a verbal comittment to attend the University of Dayton. Pat will join the Flyers Men's Soccer Team in August 2008. The Dayton Flyers are coached by Dennis Currier, Head Coach and Assistants, Paul Souders and Chase Brooks.

Sunday, July 29
Team Reaches their Dream: Finalists at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships

FC Milwaukee U17 Boys Place 2nd in the Nation

Team Falls in Penalty-kick Shootout

Frisco, Texas - As the only returning team from the 2006 USYS U16 National Final

Four, the FC Milwaukee U17 Boys brought seasoned players and a winning attitude in

their tremendous run to the National Title match. On the backs of a formidable defense

and relentless attack they would go into the tournament as a team to be feared.

In a round-robin format that advances the top two teams in a four team bracket it takes

more than just a win to make the title match. For the 17’s it would take 270 minutes of

grueling soccer to reach the Final.

In game 1 they played a close game but came up short against Texas Andromeda out of

Dallas losing 0-1. The tightly fought contest was decided in the last twelve minutes off

an Andromeda serve and finish.

Starting the tournament down 1 game meant the 17’s were looking at an uphill battle. It

was a battle that they were prepared for as they played two meticulous matches.

Game 2 versus FC Delco would prove an exhausting affair. Against a strong wind in

the first half FC Milwaukee got the first opportunity. A bouncing ball found the foot of

the indomitable JC Banks. The well struck shot hit the underside of the crossbar, and

with that shot the game settled in to a midfield battle with few chances for either team.

Delco though, had the last strike of the half. A counter attack in injury time found FC

keeper Pat Hardt 1 vs 1. Pat thwarted the opportunity reacting to his left on the well

struck shot. The teams went into half knotted at 0’s.

The 2nd half would prove to be a different game. The wind dissipated into the Dallas

evening breathing new life into FC Milwaukee’s game. With a backline of Joey

Marasco, Stewart Brown, Brice Carr and Alex Frenz, FC Milwaukee’s defense was up to

the every challenge. Delco’s dangerous attack would find no openings. And proving that

a great offense starts with a great defense Milwaukee produced a balletic counter-attack.

An Alex Frenz tackle started the movement that found the foot of Ethan Findlay who was

pressed against the left sideline. Ethan’s one touch layoff to Nick Unger at midfield set

the final pass in motion. With JC Banks finding a seam in the Delco defense, Unger hit

him in stride. JC did the rest. A defender closed JC from his right but a sublime cut

eluded the helpless defender and JC dribbled toward goal. With the composure of a card

shark he held off one last defender and calmly slipped the ball past the onrushing keeper.

It was 1-0 FC Milwaukee.

Stewart Brown’s superb tackling and a consistent FC attack kept Delco from gaining

much momentum. Alex Frenz almost made the score 2-0 with a well struck ball from the

box but he was denied by the post. The game ended 1-0 and with one game remaining in

bracket play the boys from Wisconsin were in charge of their destiny.

Going into the third bracket game the scenarios for advancement were many but one

thing was undisputable; a win puts Milwaukee in the final. A win is exactly what they

produced. From start to finish this was a one way affair in favor of FC Milwaukee. The

scoring began early in the first half when Tony Walls delivered a serve to Tony Patterson

at the top of the box. Patterson then did the unexpected. His contortionist like chest pass

to Ethan Finlay running behind the Colorado defense found the Marshfield speedster in

stride. Ethan settled the ball and with his second touch he cracked the ball past the

Colorado keeper. The 17’s went into the half leading 1-0.

Early in the second half FC Milwaukee began on their heels but the defense held strong.

With twenty minutes left in the game Mario Falsetti put an end to any of Real’s hopes.

His pinpoint nod-in of an Alex Frenz corner was all the team needed. The game finished

2-0 and FC Milwaukee would now have its first boys team playing for a National

Championship; their opponent, Texas Andromeda.

The final would prove a heartbreaking game for the ages. In stifling heat the two teams

battled for 120 minutes of first class soccer.

FC had the early momentum. Near misses by Tony Walls and Finlay had Andromeda

on their heels. Then the Dallas team, motivated by over 1,000 hometown fans, picked up

their play. FC Milwaukee weathered the attack with a defense that had already gone 180

minutes without allowing a goal. When the first half came to an end neither team had

converted a chance. It was 0’s at the break.

Second half excitement was in no shortage. After twenty-five minutes of the teams

trading chances Andromeda struck first on a well hit head ball from 8 yards out. FC

responded the only way they know how. They picked up their game. In the 87th minute

their hard work paid off. After a JC Banks free kick from the top of the box was

deflected FC received another kick from 23 yards outside the box to the Texas

goalkeeper’s right. Alex Frenz’s free kick was virtually unsaveable as it tickled the twine

of the far corner. When the final whistle of regulation blew it was 1-1.

Thirty Minutes of soccer were left and Texas struck early in the overtime. A goal in the

2 minute meant FC was chasing again. But true to the form that got them to the National

Final they answered with aplomb. Stuart Brown’s near post head ball from an Alex

Frenz corner kick tied the game at 2’s. The last 15 minutes saw FC around the

Andromeda goal consistently but they could not make the final pass; the final conversion.

The game would be decided in penalty kicks and at the end of the penalty kicks it would

be heartbreak for FC Milwaukee. Hundreds of Andromeda fans rushed on the field to

celebrate with their hometown champions.

Coach Billy Solberg could not have been more proud of the team and their performance.

“Every player played their hearts out. Every player contributed and every player made

FC Milwaukee proud. As far as I am concerned there was no team better in our group.”

Congratulations to the 2007 National Runner-up FC Milwaukee U17 Boys. Members of

the National Final Four team include: JC Banks, Stewart Brown, Brice Carr, Mario

Falsetti, Ethan Finlay, Alex Frenz, Eric Geniesse, Stuart Grable, Pat Hardt, Amilcar

Herrera, Joey Marasco, Tony Patterson, Trevor Swentik, Nick Unger, Matt Wakefield

and Tony Walls. The team is coached by Billy Solberg and Tony Wright.

 



Wednesday, July 4
Team Repeats as Region II Champions
This year the U17 Boys proved the second time is just as sweet as they overcame a tournament full of setbacks to become repeat Regional Champions. With Tom Duffy and Matt Wakefield out with injuries and Bryce Carr and Tony Walls participating in the final tryout for the U17 National Team in New Jersey the team fielded fourteen players for the tournament. It was fourteen players up to the challenge.

Last season the team rolled through bracket play with blow away victories. In 2007
there would be no such luck. In game 1 they played a dangerous Juventus team out of
Minnesota. With a devastating front line Minnesota was sure to give the backline of
Spencer Orin, Joey Marasco, Stewart Brown and Alex Frenz all they could handle. An
early Stuart Grable goal put FC in the lead but any comfort was temporary. There would be no FC scoring sprees in this contest. Minnesota answered with a through ball and a goal. With little time remaining in the half Amilcar Herrera danced and battled his way down the left sideline before delivering a deadly bending cross on to the head of JC Banks. Minnesota answered back with another through ball and another goal. It was 2-2 at the break. Ever resilient FC answered in the 86th minute. JC Banks slotted his 2nd goal of the game and the 17’s won 3-2. Game 2 would pit the team against the always dangerous Chicago Magic. Coach Tony Wright knew the game would be different than last year’s semi-final match-up. “Last year was an overtimeslug-fest. We won 1-0 with most of the drama packed into the last few minutes of the overtime. This year’s game the teams would be fresh and a defensive stalemate was not in the cards.” Tony was proved correct when JC Banks tapped in his
third goal in the tournament in the 4th minute of the game; but like the previous game FC could not rest easy. The Magic scored minutes later on an error in goal. Stewart Brown answered on an Alex Frenz corner kick; 2-1 FC Milwaukee. But the Magic would not go down easy. After goalkeeper Eric Geniesse made a stop the Magic followed with a long distance volley tying the score at 2’s going into the break. Coach Bill Solberg was pleased with the half. “We were much better than we were in game 1 but we made our own bad breaks and had a few other breaks not go our way so the halftime score was 2-2. It was nothing the guys couldn’t handle.” In the second half with Pat Hardt in goal, Stewart Brown rose to the occasion for the 2nd time in the contest with another nodded in corner kick, 3-2 FC Milwaukee. Then it was a goal for the ages. Alex Frenz found the ball on his lethal left foot 30 yards from the goal. His left footed drive seemed a shot in a thousand (or did it) as it rose into the upper right corner. It was 4-2 FC Milwaukee and a late Magic goal could not prevent an FC victory. The win also guaranteed advancement to the Semi-Finals.
         
In the third bracket game the team defeated Blue Valley, Kansas 2-0 on goals by
Amilcar Herrera and Trevor Swentik.

The Semi-Finals would place FC against The Michigan Wolves. Earlier in the year FC
defeated the Wolves for what would amount to be the Regional League Title 2-1. This
time it would be for a trip to the Elite 8. With Spencer Orin recovering from severe
illness the team was left with 1 field substitute. The first half went scoreless. Then the Wolves would score first making the team comeback for the first time the entire tournament. Alex Frenz proved that his goal versus the Magic was no fluke. When a seemingly harmless bouncing ball came his way 35 yards from the goal few realized what would happen next. Alex’s volley came off his lethal left foot and in no time was in the back of the net. It was 1-1 FC Milwaukee. In the 75th minute Ethan Findlay converted a penalty kick and the 17’s were on the way to the finals. After giving up 5 goals in the first two games the team defending was shaping up. Pat Hardt made some fine saves in goal. Nick Unger, Tony Patterson and Mario Falsetti stepped up their midfield defending and were now controlling the tempo of the games.

In the finals the boys would be pitted against the U14 and U15 Regional Cup
Champions the Rockford Raptors. In the 2nd minute of the game Ethan Finlay found the net and it was 1-0 FC Milwaukee. It would stay that way for the remainder. Pat Hardt held steady in goal making a sensational stop to seal the victory and Tony Walls and Brice Carr arrived for the final match to help the squad.   

Coach Billy Solberg could not have been more proud. “In articles the writer has to
mention names but I am not going to do it. No-one player wins these kinds of
tournaments. Eleven players don’t win these tournaments. It takes everyone training, working and providing crucial minutes. When a player gets hurt another player needs to step up and that is just what this team has done. In the face of setbacks they perform because they know at the end of the day only a team can win a championship.”

Members of the team include: JC Banks, Stuart Brown, Brice Carr, Tommy Duffy,
Mario Falsetti, Ethan Finlay, Alex Frenz, Eric Geniesse, Stuart Grable, Pat Hardt,
Amilcar Herrera, Joey Marasco, Spencer Orin, Tony Patterson, Trevor Swentik, Nick
Unger, Matt Wakefield and Tony Walls. The team is coached by Tony Wright and Billy
Solberg.


Saturday, June 9
Creighton Adds Another FC Player
Stewart B. recently visited Creighton University and made a verbal committment to play soccer there. Stewart will join his teammate, Ethan at Creighton playing for Coach Bob Warming.

Sunday, May 27
Team Heading to US Youth Soccer Region II Championships
FC Milwaukee defeats Polonia 4-1 in its final MRL game on a cold, rainy night, 5/16, at MU Valley Fields to win the Premier Red Division of the Midwest Regional League earning our ticket to the Region II Championships in Des Moines, IA, June 22-27!

Tuesday, May 1
Walls Heads to Marquette University
Tony Walls,#20, midfielder/defender, has made a verbal commitment to join the Marquette University soccer program. He also has been accepted as a preferred walk-on to the Marquette basketball team. Congratulations Tony!



Monday, April 30
Brice Picks George Washington!
Brice recently chose George Washington University in Washington DC to continue his academics and soccer career. Brice is currently in residency with the U17 Men's National Team in Bradenton, FL.

Thursday, March 29
Ethan Commits to Creighton
Ethan gave Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., a verbal commitment on Tuesday, just one day after returning from visiting the campus. Creighton, which is part of the Missouri Valley Conference, closed out the 2006 season with a 14-5-4 record, with its final loss coming against University of Washington in its 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Marshfield forward, who has also spent the last three year's playing with the Olympic Development Program's Region 2 team, was overtaken by the complete package Creighton could offer him.

Tuesday, February 20
COACH BIMBI ACCEPTS COLLEGE POSITION
Coach Barry Bimbi has accepted a position as Assistant Women’s Coach at the University of Pittsburgh. This is a great opportunity for Barry, his wife Melissa and son AJ to return to their hometown. Barry is also excited to return the college game. “This was a very tough decision for my family, yes we are returning to our hometown, but we are leaving behind great friends here in Milwaukee. My time at FC Milwaukee will not be forgotten. I learned first hand how an elite club is run, and it starts with great people, many thanks to Pete, Tony and Rob.” The team wishes Coach Bimbi and his family the best for a successful future in Pittsburgh.


Tuesday, February 20
JC COMMITS TO UW-GREEN BAY
JC, a 5-8 midfielder/forward, was a four-time all-conference selection at Milwaukee Riverside. As a senior, JC was an honorable mention all-state performer. He has also played for the Olympic Development Program Region II team and was a part of the Region II club champions for FC Milwaukee at the U-16 level in 2005. JC was a 2006 Adidas ESP participant, a selection of the top 150 players in the country.


Wednesday, January 10
BRICE INVITED TO RESIDENCY WITH THE U17 MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM!
Brice was recently invited to join the U17 National Team Pool in residency in Bradenton Florida. The intent of the intensive soccer program is to select the U17 National Team out of the forty players in residency in preparation for the 2007 FIFA U17 World Cup. Congratulations Brice!

A Recap of the 2006 Championship Season
2006 U.S. YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:
All games played at James Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines, Iowa:
Wed. 7/26 - 12:30PM, Field 3, FC Milwaukee (WI) vs. Rampage FC (CA-S), Tie 1-1
Thurs. 7/27-8:30AM,Field 9Baltimore Casa Mia Bays (MD) vs. FC Milwaukee (WI),Tie 2-2
Fri. 7/28 - 10:30AM, Field 6, Concorde Fire Elite (GA) vs. FC Milwaukee (WI), L 4-3

FC MILWAUKEE CROWNED MIDWEST REGION II CHAMPIONS!
MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - AT USA COMPLEX, APPLETON, WI, June 24-28
Saturday, June 24th - vs. Kansas, at USA Sports Complex, Appleton, W 5-1
Sunday, June 25th - vs. Nebraska, USA Sports Complex, Appleton, W 4-0
Monday, June 26th - vs. Ohio North, USA Sports Complex, Appleton, W 6-1
Tuesday, June 27th - Semifinals vs. Chicago Magic, W 1-0, Overtime
Wednesday, June 28th-Midwest Regional Championship Game vs. Vardarstars, W 4-2

MIDWEST REGIONAL LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: FC MILWAUKEE WINS RED DIVISION!
TEAM CLINCHES DIVISION TITLE & EARNS PROMOTION TO THE PREMIER DIVISION

At Lawrence Park in Indianapolis, IN:
Saturday, June 17th - vs. Warrior Elite (OH-S) W 3-2
Saturday, June 17th - vs. ASC Rebels (IL) T 1-1
Sunday, June 18th - vs. Pacesetter 89/90 (OH-N) W 2-1

WI STATE CUP - 2006 CHAMPIONS!!
Saturday, May 27th - vs. Mequon Red, W 3-1
Sunday, May 28th - vs. Sport Club, W 3-1
Monday, May 29th - vs. Brookfield Red, W 1-0
Saturday, June 3rd - vs. Princeton, SemiFinals, W 1-0
Sunday, June 4th - Championship vs. Neenah, W 5-0!

WI STATE PREMIER LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2006!
Saturday, 4/29 - vs. Green Bay Metro, W 3-0
Saturday, 5/20 - vs. Brookfield at Home, W 6-0
Sunday, 5/21 - vs. Middleton/Yahara, W 4-1
Thursday, 5/25 - vs. Dousman, W 7-0
Thursday, 6/3 - vs. Princeton, W 1-0
Sunday, 6/11 - vs. Neenah United, T 2-2
Thursday, 6/15 - 6:30PM vs. Waukesha Arsenal, W 1-0 *Forfeit by Waukesha

TEAM WINS REGIONAL LEAGUE UNDEFEATED/ALL SHUTOUTS!
Saturday, April 22nd - at Rockford, IL vs. St. Louis Stars, MO, W 3-0
Saturday, April 22nd - at Rockford, IL vs. Lou Fusz-Parato, MO, W 2-0
Sunday, April 23rd - at Rockford, IL vs. Schwaben, IL, W 4-0
Saturday, May 6th - at Eden Prairie, MN vs. Eden Prarie Eagles, W 3-0
Sunday, May 7th - at Eden Prairie, MN vs. Valley Juventus, MN, W 1-0

Dallas Cup - April, 2006
The team traveled to the prestigious Dallas Cup and went 2-1 defeating Calgary and FC Delco in shutouts and losing to Solar FC, the eventual runnerup in the U16 Championship Game.

Metro College Showcase - March, 2006
W - 2-1 vs. Scott Gallagher
L - 1-0 vs. Chicago Sockers
W - 1-0 vs. Michigan Wolves


Wednesday, August 9
U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships - 2006
FC MILWAUKEE NATIONALS U16 BOYS HEAD TO DES MOINES TO PROUDLY REPRESENT WISCONSIN AND REGION II AT THE 2006 US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPSIONSHIPS IN IOWA!
The team has arrived for the National Championship games. Mr. Tim Pearson, President of Iowa Youth Soccer, is our ambassador for the week and has been great at providing us with lots of information about Des Moines and support. The team was in dress attire yesterday & attended the Player Luncheon. The guest speaker was Mike Freitag, Head Coach at Indiana University. It was exciting for the team & coaches to be seated with the best soccer athletes in the country. It is truly an honor for them to be at Nationals. After two nights of heavy downpours of rain and thunderstorms, we will see if the fields at Cownie can hold up to all the moisture. Temperatures in the 90's are predicted with high humidity.

7/26/06
The boys first game was played in 95 degree heat with high humidity after the two nights of thunderstorms. Through the extreme conditions the U-16 boys battled back from a 1-0 deficit with a brilliant cross from Tony P. to Ethan who headed the ball in to tie the game. Hydration & rest is the key to survive the hot, humid summer weather in Des Moines. The other teams, Baltimore Bays and Concorde from GA also tied 1-1. An early 8:30AM game should bring some welcome relief from the oppressive conditions.

7/27/06
Lightening played havoc with this morning's game and after going down 2-0 to the Casa Mia Bays, an hour plus game delay ensued. Well, the break must have served the FC boys well as they battled back to a 2-2 tie with a goal from Brice Carr and penalty kick from Spencer Orin. The FC boys stay alive as the other teams, Rampage FC and Concorde Fire Elite, played to a 3-3 tie.

7/28/06
Once again, the boys took the field in oppressive conditions with temperatures in the mid-90's at game time, full sun and dewpoints in the 70's. FC Milwaukee battled a very physical Concorde Fire Elite team from Georgia, going behind 1-0 early but battling back to tie, take the lead and lose the lead. Amid a flurry of yellow and red cards for both teams, the team came up short 4-3 in a hard fought battle. It was a brilliant Nationals tournament run by the boys tieing some of very best teams in the nation and coming very close to the Nationals Finals. Thanks to all the fans, parents and coaches and our Iowa ambassadors, Tim and Sara Pearson, for making this an event full of memories to last a lifetime.


Sunday, July 23
Region II Champions!
Four years ago the current U16 boys played Michigan’s Vardar in the Midwest Regional Cup Semi-Finals only to come up a goal short in overtime.   In 2006, with a hometown crowd in Appleton, WI the 16’s defeated Vardar 4-2 in a heart-stopping affair to win the Midwest Regional Championship.   

In early round games the 16’s looked virtually unbeatable dismantling their opponents with hard tackling, slick possession and pinpoint finishing. In game 1 the 16’s defeated Kansas 5-1. The 16’s went up 3-0 by halftime on two goals by Ethan Finlay and one by Nick Unger. Alex Page and JC Banks added insurance goals in the second half.
   
In game two they played a very difficult Nebraska team who had defeated the Ohio North Internationals 5-0 a day earlier. The game had all the makings of a nail-biting affair but FC Milwaukee put to rest any Nebraska hopes for advancement early. Tony Walls, Nick Unger and JC Banks patrolled the midfield stifling the talented Nebraska midfielders.   Amilcar Herrera, in a hint of things to come, terrorized the Nebraska defense and earned a goal and a 1-0 halftime lead for FC Milwaukee.      The second half proved more of the same as Amilcar nodded in a Finlay cross to make it 2-0. Nick Unger offered a third with a left footed blast and Brice Carr closed out the scoring to make it 4-0.      

Against the Internationals the 16’s continued their onslaught opening the game with a goal in the first 13 seconds by Amilcar Herrera. The team never looked back winning 51. On the day Herrera finished 2, Brice Carr 1, Eduardo De la Cruz 1 and Alex Page 1.   

The semifinals proved to be 110 minutes of sheer torture as the 16’s played a tough Chicago magic squad. Through regulation and shortly into overtime the score remained deadlocked at 0-0 with neither producing significant chances. Then Herrera challenged the Magic keeper early in overtime beating him to the ball and advancing the ball into the goal and the team into the Regional Finals.   

The U16 finals opponent Vardar came into the match after defeating Scott Gallagher of Missouri 2-1 in the semi-finals. With a potent attack and stingy defense the Michigan team provided formidable opponent for the 16’s and in the fist 10 minutes of the game they looked unbeatable. The Vardar left winger terrorized FC Milwaukee with penetrating runs. The Vardar forwards caused havoc and their central midfield looked decisive on the ball. Meanwhile the best FC Milwaukee could manage was hard tackling and an impotent attack unable to challenge the Vardar defenders. Six minutes into the game Vardar got a breakaway but a hustling Brice Carr and well positioned Pat Hardt stifled the final touch. Minute’s later history repeated with different results. This time Spencer Orin was left facing two Vardar players who combined to find the net. It was time for FC Milwaukee to respond. For the first time in their Regional Cup run the team found themselves down a goal. With nerves aside, they stepped up and began to play. The formally impenetrable Michigan defense started to show signs of weakness.   Herrerra danced wide left. Finlay’s unrelenting work rate tired the Michigan defense.   Unger and Banks began to threaten. Tony Patterson and Mark Stewart got chances.   In the 40th minute it paid off when an over crossed corner kick found the foot of Herrera.   He calmly played the ball back in to a leaping Finlay who nodded in a goal to tie the game 1’s. The second half only got better. The 16’s again went down early on a calm finish to make the score 1-2 Vardar but despite the goal the 16’s were bustling with confidence.   JC banks knotted the score on a sublime right-footed finish. Then it was Finley again making a run for the ages. Darting from midfield the elusive Finley ran past and through the Vardar defenders giving them nothing but air to tackle. He finished with poise sliding a left-footed ball past the Vardar keeper for the FC Milwaukee’s first lead of the game.    The 16’s were in full control and in the final minutes of the game Alex Frenz and Tony Walls hooked up to make certain. Walls soared above the Vardar defense nodded in a Frenz corner kick and made the FC Milwaukee U16 boys Regional Champions.    Coach Tony Wright could not have been more proud, “The guys really put on a tremendous display this past week. We defended with attitude, scored some great goals and when it came time to come back we came back. They will be great representatives for the Midwest, State and FC Milwaukee at the National Final Four.”    The Final Four is being held in Des Moines IA from July 25 th to to July 29th.         


Tuesday, July 4
2006 WI State Cup Champions!
At Anderson Park in Kenosha on 6/3/06, the team battled Princeton in a hard fought game vs. a very worthy opponent with FC Milwaukee winning 1-0 to advance to the state cup finals. A showdown with Neenah United, a repeat of last year's finalist, was set with FC Milwaukee dominating the entire game coming up with a 5-0 win. The team, coaches, parents and fans were ecstatic to win the 2006 state championship and return to the Midwest Regional Championships June 24-27th hosted in WI in the Fox Cities.


Monday, May 29
Team Heads to SemiFinals of WI State Cup
The team battled hot, humid weather and questionable field conditions to win all three preliminary games to advance to the WI State Cup SemiFinals on Saturday, June 3rd at 1:30PM in Kenosha at Anderson Park, Field 5. The boys faced Mequon, Sport Club and Brookfield in their preliminary grouping.

Wednesday, May 10
Team Wins MRL Division Title
FC Milwaukee U16 soccer team handled the Eden Prairie Eagles winning 3-0 on Saturday, May 6th. Ethan had a hat trick, two assists were from Mario. They battled against a resilient Valley Juventus team on Sunday, May 7th and pulled out a 1-0 victory to claim the Regional League title. The lone goal was scored by Amilcar with the assist by Mario. The team qualifies for the playoffs in Indianapolis in June. The team finished with 15 points, 13 goals for, 0 against. All games were shutouts.

Monday, April 17
Team Goes 2-1 at Dallas Cup
U16 BOYS FINISH 2-1 AT DALLAS CUP!
On a windy, sunny and very hot day, the FC Milwaukee boys just couldn't hold up to the conditions losing to an excellent Solar team, 5-1. The boys had a very successful tournament and saw some of the best teams in the nation and world. They made many soccer friendships across the world. Many players are staying on to see the playoff games and to watch the Super Group teams, shopping, swimming and relaxing before heading back to Milwaukee.

At Richland College April 11th, FC Milwaukee defeated FC Delco of Pennsylvania, 1-0.
Goal scored was by Amilcar and assisted by Mario. It was a tremendous team effort by the FC boys in a game played in 25mph winds!

On Monday, April 10th, the team defeated Calgary SW United of Canada, 2-0. Goals scored were by Nick and Ethan.

Sunday, April 9th - The team participated in the beautiful opening ceremonies for Dallas Cup at Pizza Hut Park and watched two soccer games from the Super Group Division included Real Madrid vs. Manchester United (Man U won!). 17, 000 people attended the event and games! The stadium is a fantastic soccer specific park.

Dallas Cup XXVI
April 10th - Game 1 vs. Calgary SW United, Canada , W 2-0
April 11th - Game 2 vs. FC Delco Dynamo III, Pennsylvania, W 1-0
April 12th - Game 3 vs. Solar FC, Texas, L 5-1


Sunday, March 12
Metro College Showcase Sees Team Open the Season 2-1
The Spring season kicked off at one of the top Midwest College Showcase tournaments for the U16 Boys team, the Metro United College Showcase Tournament on March 25-26. Opponents included some of the top ranked teams in the region: Scott Gallagher, Chicago Sockers and Michigan Wolves. The FC Milwaukee team went 2-1 at the Metro Showcase defeating Scott Gallagher and the Michigan Wolves and dropping a 1-0 game to the Sockers. All games were played at Southwestern Illinois College in Granite City, IL.

Dallas Cup
The team has been invited to participate in the prestigious Dallas Cup XXVII April 9-16. Games will be played with top clubs in the nation and international teams at Richland College and the new Pizza Hut Soccer Complex, home of FC Dallas, in Frisco, Texas.

Team Wins FC Milwaukee Indoor Tournament
The U16 Boys team captured the FC MILWAUKEE TOURNAMENT Championship defeating the
FC MILWAUKEE U18 boys 7-3 at Brookfield Indoor Soccer Park on March 5th, 2006.


Players Honored at National ODP Team Camp in Florida
Stewart and Patrick were chosen for the National ODP Soccer Camp's Select Team on Sunday, January 15th in Cocoa, Florida. The players spent four days in training and games being evaluated by regional coaches, college scouts and US National team coaches. The select team played in an All Star game to close out the camp events. Congratulations guys!




Christmas Cup Champions!
Christmas Cup Tournament at Brookfield Indoor Soccer Complex
U18 Division:
Game 1 3:10PM Field 3 vs. Tosa Warriors, W-4-3
Game 2 5:40PM Field 3 vs. Naperville Crusaders, W-5-3
Game 3 8:10PM Field 1 vs. Neenah, W-10-3


Three U16 Players Invited to US National ODP Camp!
Stew, Patrick and Brice were recently selected to the Midwest Division ODP Team. This honor earned them an invitation to the US National ODP Camp in Cocoa, Florida in January, 2006. Amilcar was selected as an alternate. The top players in each division will come together in Cocoa, Florida for the 2006 Olympic Development Program National Camps. In addition to the ODP Staff, U.S. Soccer National Team Staff will be present to identify players for US National Team Programs. Many collegiate coaches throughout the United States will also be present to search for prospects for their programs. In addition to the competitive schedule for player identification, leading experts in sports psychology and fitness training will also be present to provide players education in these fields to further their development in the game. Congratulations boys!


FC U16 Players Contribute to High School State Championship
Nick, Mario, Brice, Stew, Patrick, varsity players for Marquette University High School, participated in the school's State Soccer Championship victory in November at Uihlein Soccer Park. Congratulations boys!

Players Participate in ODP Event
Ethan and Brice traveled to Evansville, IN Dec. 2-4 as part of a Region II ODP tournament event.

High School Honors
Amilcar, JC, Tony P, Alex P, Stew, Brice, Alex F, Ethan and Spencer all earned conference honors and awards for their level of high school play. Congratulations to these players!

2004-05 Season in Review
FC Milwaukee Wins the Wisconsin State Cup Championship!
Championship Game: Sunday, June 5th vs. Neenah - FC Milwaukee 4, Neenah 0
Semi Final Game: Saturday, June 4th vs. Polonia - FC Milwaukee 7, Polonia 0
Total State Tournament Goal Differential: 22:2

FC Milwaukee U15 Boys represented Wisconsin in the Midwest Region II
Championship Soccer Tournament in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, June 24-29

Click on this link for team news from the Midwest Regional Championships:
Updates from Sioux Falls
Region II Midwest Championship, Sioux Falls, South Dakota Schedule
Saturday, June 25th - vs. OH Internationals, L 1-0
Sunday, June 26th - vs. North Dakota, W 9-0
Monday, June 27th - vs. Kansas, W 3-1

Spring Season: 2005-Wisconsin State Premier League Chamipions!
WI State League - Premier Level Games:
April 29th - vs. Neenah United at Uihlein - W 3-1
May 8th - vs. Polonia at Polonia - W 4-0
May 14th - vs. Sport Club at Sport Club - W 3-0
May 20th - vs. Brookfield at Brookfield - W 3-2
May 21st - vs. Princeton at Uihlein - W 4-0
May 24th - vs. Mequon at Uihlein - W 5-0
June 11th - vs. Yahara/Middleton at Yahara Fields #1 - W 2-0
Total State Premier League Goal Differential: 24:3


Thursday, June 30
FC Milwaukee travels to the Midwest Regional Championships
The team traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to represent WI in the Region 2 tournament. The weather cooperated the entire time, from Opening Ceremonies at Howard Wood Field on Friday, June 24th to the final game on Monday, June 27th. With 2 wins and 1 loss and goal differential of 12-2, the team played well losing out by one goal to advance to the semifinal match. The team enjoyed the waterpark within their hotel, team dinner on Sunday and forming friendships with players from many different states. FC Milwaukee Soccer Club was represented by nine teams at the Region 2 Championships which is an impressive accomplishment for any soccer club. The FC Milwaukee Soccer Club had semifinalists in the U16, U17 and U18 girls division and the
U18 FC Milwaukee Boys won the Midwest Region II Championship that went to double overtime and penalty kicks. Congratulations to all the FC Milwaukee players, parents and coaches who participated in the Region II Championships!


Tuesday, April 1
Team Finishes in 1st Place in Mens Open League Play

Session II Indoor League Schedule, Men's Open Division:

Sunday, January 6th, 9PM, Field 3, W 21-0

Sunday, January 13th, 10PM, Field 3, W 14 - 1

Sunday, January 20th, 10PM, Field 3, W 8-3

Tuesday, January 29th, 11PM, Field 2, Game Canceled due to Weather

Sunday, February 10th, 10PM, Field 1, W 10-2

Sunday, February 24th, 10PM, Field 2, W 12-2

Tuesday, March 4th, 10PM, Field 2, W 15-2

Sunday, March 9th, 9PM, Field 3, W 20-2



Monday, April 17
Team Goes 2-1 at Dallas Cup
U16 BOYS FINISH 2-1 AT DALLAS CUP!
On a windy, sunny and very hot day, the FC Milwaukee boys just couldn't hold up to the conditions losing to an excellent Solar team, 5-1. The boys had a very successful tournament and saw some of the best teams in the nation and world. They made many soccer friendships across the world. Many players are staying on to see the playoff games and to watch the Super Group teams, shopping, swimming and relaxing before heading back to Milwaukee.

At Richland College April 11th, FC Milwaukee defeated FC Delco of Pennsylvania, 1-0.
Goal scored was by Amilcar and assisted by Mario. It was a tremendous team effort by the FC boys in a game played in 25mph winds!

On Monday, April 10th, the team defeated Calgary SW United of Canada, 2-0. Goals scored were by Nick and Ethan.

Sunday, April 9th - The team participated in the beautiful opening ceremonies for Dallas Cup at Pizza Hut Park and watched two soccer games from the Super Group Division included Real Madrid vs. Manchester United (Man U won!). 17, 000 people attended the event and games! The stadium is a fantastic soccer specific park.

Dallas Cup XXVI
April 10th - Game 1 vs. Calgary SW United, Canada , W 2-0
April 11th - Game 2 vs. FC Delco Dynamo III, Pennsylvania, W 1-0
April 12th - Game 3 vs. Solar FC, Texas, L 5-1


Saturday, March 31
Trio Heads to the Pros
JC Banks, Ethan Finlay and Tony Walls have all entered the ranks of professional soccer!  JC is currently with the Rochester Rhinos, Ethan is with the Columbus Crew and Tony is a member of the Chicago Fire.  Congratulations to these hard working soccer players who are seeing their dreams come true.  Way to represent your FC Milwaukee team and club.

   
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