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Sunday, July 19
CUSC - US Mens' Developmental Academy U17-18 National Champions!
NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE - Carmel United Claims Consecutive US Soccer Federation Crowns
2009 National Champions

Carmel, Indiana (July 16, 2009).  Carmel United is the US Soccer Federation Mens' Development Academy U17-18 National Champions.  This is the most prestigious title in youth soccer as it is awarded by the US Soccer Federation, the governing body of the US Mens' and Womens' National Teams.  Carmel United completed their seven match undefeated playoff run with a 1 - 0 victory against a strong and talented D.C. United team, which is part of the DC United MLS franchise.  A first half strike by all-conferernce Starting XI midfielder (and U18 US Mens' National Team member) Nikita Kotlov was the difference in the match.  Goalkeeper Jon Dawson made a brilliant save on a full, hard volley to deflect the ball off the post in the waning minutes of the match.  Carmel United is the first and only club in the nation to send 2 teams to the Development Academy National Championship game and is the only club to win 2 Development Academy National Championships.  The U15-16 team won the championshio last year.

Congratulations to our magnificent players, Head Coach David Costa, Senior Boys Director of Coaching Joe Sochacki and Team Manager Bobbie White.  For detailed game analysis resulting in an unprecentened second national championship, please click here.

As background information, Carmel United Soccer Club (a Nike Premier club) is Indiana's sole member of the US Soccer Federation Mens' Development Academy (USSF Academy), which consists of 79 top clubs from around the nation.  Carmel United's U17-18 and U15-16 USSF Academy teams finished the 2008-09 season ranked #4 and #29 respectively, and both teams qualified for the USSF Academy Playoffs.  THE REST IS HISTORY!!!

Tuesday, July 14
Congratulations to the 2009 CUSC State Champion and Runner-Up Teams
Carmel United "Fires" Its Way to 10 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS and 6 RUNNER-UP FINISHES
Carmel, Indiana (June 14, 2009).  Carmel United Soccer Club offers its congratulations to the following 10 teams that won Indiana State championships:

U11 Boys Academy           U13 Boys Academy
U14 Boys Academy           U11 Girls Academy
U12 Girls Academy            U13 Girls Premier White
U13 Girls Academy            U14 Girls Academy
U15 Girls Academy            U18 Girls Fire

Carmel United also offers its congratulations to the following 6 teams that were Indiana State runners-up:

U12 Boys Academy             U15 Boys Academy
U16 Boys Academy             U18 Boys Academy 
U14 Girls Premier Blue        U19 Girls Crusaders

Tuesday, July 14
97 Boys Elite 2008 State Champions - CUSC 12 State Champions!

The Tradition continues in 2008


Carmel, Indiana (June 30, 2008). Carmel United Soccer Club offers its congratulations to the following teams that emerged victorious, and our Runners-Up teams, in the Great Lakes Conference, US Youth Soccer Region II, State Cup, Challenge Cup and Amateur tournaments.

U16 Mens Development Academy

U13 Girls Academy

U23 Men
U19 Boys Cosmos III
U14 Boys Academy
U12 Boys Academy
U11 Boys Academy
Women's Open
U23 Women
U19 Girls Crossfire
U15 Girls Academy
U14 Girls Academy
U13 Girls Academy
U12 Girls Academy

U13 Boys Academy
U18 Girls Crusaders
U17 Girls Fire
U16 Girls Academy
U13 Girls Premier Blue
U11 Girls Academy

Tuesday, July 14
Good Luck USSF Academy! CUSC U17-18 and CUSC 12-16
Carmel, Indiana (June 29, 2009).  Carmel United is the only Indiana club that is a member of the United States Soccer Federation Men's Development Academy (USSF Academy), which consists of 79 top clubs from around the nation.  Carmel United's U17-18 (defending National Champions) and U15-16 USSF Academy teams finished the 2008-09 season ranked #4 and #29 respectively, and both teams qualified for the USSF Academy Playoffs.  The U15-16 team finished 2-1-0 at the playoffs. They defeated LAFC and FC Dallas and lost to the bracket winner, Chicago Magic.  The U17-18 team was 3-0-0 at the playoffs and advanced to the National Finals. They defeated Potomac, Clearwater and Pateadores while scoring 11 goals and allowing 2.  The team plays in Los Angeles on July 10, 12, 14 and 16.  Opponents in their bracket are Dallas Texans, IMG, and FC Boston.  Good luck, Men!

Tuesday, July 14
CUSC Boys Academy 97 Complete a Very Successful Season

Carmel Boys Academy 97 Completes a Very Successful Season


The U11 Boys Academy chose three of the top tournaments in the Midwest for their fall schedule, and rose to the challenge finishing as the Finalists in two and the Champions of one, with an overall record of 65 goals scored and only 19 goals allowed.

They also played their regular season up one age in the U12AAN league and won that with an impressive 8-0-2 record with 53 goals scored and 8 allowed.

The boys started with their first appearance at Mead. Playing some very tough teams the boys went into the final game having won every game, and with a record of 23 forced and only 5 allowed (in 5 games). Playing Team Ohio FC Cosmos (currently listed as #1 in the nation by, they were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. Unfortunately they finally wore us down in the second overtime finishing 1-3.

Next up was Best of the Midwest tournament, and gain, some of the best competition in the region. We advanced into the final game with a record of 15 forced and only 2 allowed (in 4 games). In the final game against Chicago Wind, the boys dropped down initially, but fought back to win the championship 5-3.

Finally, to end their season the boys traveled to the St. Louis area for the Metro FC tournament. If things weren't exciting enough, the keeper broke his right index finger in a scrimmage the night before they were scheduled to leave. Like true champions the boys stepped up to the challenge with several different boys taking a turn in the goal. In the Semi-Finals the boys got a chance for revenge, meeting the same Ohio FC team that beat them in the Finals at Mead. This time our boys came out on top beating them 4-3. Again, they advanced to the final game with a record of 19 forced and only 3 allowed (in 4 games). Playing in the Finals against the Kansas City FC Dragons, the teams were tied through regulation. tied through two overtimes, and finally fell 2-3 in a very exciting PK Shootout (remember, the regular keeper was out of action).

Their regular season ended with just as much excitement. It came down to the final game against Zionsville. If we tied or lost we would come in second. if we won, we won the league. Of course to keep it exciting, the score was 0-0 with under 2 minutes to go when we finally finished it off with a 1-0 win!

Hearty congratulations to the boys and Coach Carter.

Tuesday, July 14
CUSC Players Support Hamilton Co Relay for Life and Raise the Most Money of Any Youth Team!

CUSC Players Support Relay for Life


Several CUSC players took a break from the soccer fields to help battle a bigger opponent off the field: cancer.

On June 9-10, the players participated in the American Cancer Society's 24 hour Relay for Life event at the CHS football stadium. The players formed the team, "CUSC Teamwork," and raised over $2000 with 100% donated to the American Cancer Society. "Teamwork" finished number 5 out of 30 teams registered, in terms of funds raised. In addition, the players were responsible for donating numerous hours filling over 750 luminary bags and distributing the bags around the stadium. During their sponsor lap for the Relay event, the players dribbled and passed soccer balls with other Relay for Life teams, creating a sea of blue CUSC jerseys on the track. Participants were Collin Luckey, John, David and Tori Doss, Bailey and Logan Braunecker, Will Lentz, Joey Lesher, Sam Pecararo, Olivia Fitzgerald, Cat and Mallory Dillon.