Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club: SUCCESS STORIES!!!!

2010 NOMADS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS
Nomads Champs
Downtown Las Vegas SC 93 Boys (U17) Over the weekend of March 20-22, the U17 Boys won their second tournament in as many tries (Silver State Champions). They maintained their 15 game winning streak by winning all 6 tournament games on their way to the Nomads Championship. They never trailed in any of the games, scoring 11 goals and allowing only two. The defense played solid all weekend long and the offense was clutch and explosive when needed to be to secure the victories. The Nomads tournament is ranked 17th in the nation per gotsoccer. Congratulations to all the boys for a job well done! Back Row: Coach Patrick Lawrence, Richie Garness, Eric Beil, Miguel Tarin, Jordan Grill, Christian Volesky (c), Corey Ackley, Jake Killian, James Bogdanovich, Matt Polster (c), Team Manager Robin Volesky. Front Row: Matt Babas, Jesse Romero, Ivan Ojendiz, Alejandro Pacheco, Danny Sellitti, Manny Penagos, Frank Strnad. Not Pictured: Oscar Fuentes.

Boys Downtown 2001 White win the 2010 Vegas Cup
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Boys Downtown 2001 White win the 2010 Vegas Cup

The Downtown White 01 team won the 2010 MLK Vegas Cup soccer tournament held in Las Vegas by defeating the Downtown 01 Gold team in the championship game.  The boys played great throughout the tournament while beating very good teams from Hawaii, Arizona and Nevada.  The final game was phenomenal with both teams from Downtown competing for the championship with a 5 to 3 result.  



Â’94 GOLD BOYS CAPTURE VEGAS CUP!!
95 Gold Champs

Coached by Juan Carlos Regalado, the ’94 Gold Boys swept their bracket at Vegas Cup over MLK weekend.  The team beat Cordica USA 4-1 in the finals, and won their four games by a combined total of 12-3.  The victories came against All Stars FC out of Utah and Neusport, as well as a pair of wins over Cordica.  Congrats to the boys on their first tournament win of the season.

 

 



Boys u9 Gold Win the Azteca League!
Brooks Azteca Champ
 Downtown's Boys u9 Gold, coached by James Brooks, has raised the bar once again by defeating United SC for the Azteca League u10 Championship.

BU9 Gold win again!
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Boys 2001 Gold wins Soccer at the Summit, their 5th straight, in dramatic fashion!
After a draw with the AZ open league #2 and and win against their #3 in pool play, the team ended in a points deadlock with a stong AZ Blackhawks squad.  As was directed by the tournament, PKs would decide the champion.  With nerves on edge in their first PK shootout, Downtown's first four shooters stepped to the mark with confidence and calmly buried their attempts.  Keeper and tournament MVP Windham Ellis stopped 2 of 4 to seal the deal for the teams 10th title!


Thursday, September 17
Downtown 01 White Tournaments Champions!
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 #3!!! Downtown 01 White team win’s the BU9 Labor Day Vegas Cup Tournament!

Downtown BU9 white team coached by Ari Paez won the 2009 BU9 Labor Day Vegas Cup soccer tournament held in Las Vegas by defeating the Neusport 01 Green Soccer team in the championship game.  The boys played great throughout the tournament making it 3 tournament championships in a row.  

 #2!!  Downtown 01 White team win’s the BU9 Toyota Orange Classic Tournament!

Downtown BU9 white team coached by Ari Paez won the 2009 BU9 Toyota Orange Classic soccer tournament in California by defeating the South Coast Bayern team in the championship game.  The boys and girl played great throughout the tournament making the California trip a very enjoyable one.  They beat 2 southern California club teams and an academy team in the process of winning the championship.

 

#1!  Downtown 01 White team win’s the BU9 Spring Fling tournament!

Downtown BU8 white team coached by Ari Paez won the 2009 BU9 Spring Fling soccer tournament by defeating the FCLV BU9 team in the championship game.  The boys played phenomenally, while playing up an age group, and defeated the opposing teams with a combined 18 goals for and 0 against.



Sunday, September 13
Downtown Hosts 22 games with Utah Clubs
Downtown LVSC hosted various teams from St. George, UT in our annual event.  This year, 12 teams drove the 100 miles from the Southern Utah community for a total of 22 games. Most of the DLVSC teams were able to participate in the additional matches.  Games were held at Wasden Elementary School and Hyde Park Middle School.

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Downtown Las Vegas Night at LA Galaxy Game!

Once again, Downtown LVSC kicked off the season with 12 teams travelling to the Orange Classic.  Highlights included:

*475+ DLVSC fans in attendance in LA Galaxy-Seattle Sounders match, seeing David Beckham red-carded

*12 teams from DLVSC participating in Downtown Night's pre-game crermonies at Home Depot Center.

*BU9 White winning Championship.

*GU13 Gold advancing to Championship game.

*Multiple Teams advancing to Semi-Finals.

*Team building and bonding throuout the Club

 

 



BU14 Gold advances to NV State Championships!
State Finalists

Downtown LVSC B95 Gold's run for the NV State Championship was quite a ride!  The Boys initially were seeded the South's #3 team, despite being ranked #2 in NV by gotsoccer.

Their 1st game brought a 4-0 result over #7 seed East Valley FC. Needing only a draw against #4 seed Manchester United to advance, the team settled for a 1-1 tie and advanced to the State semi-finals.  They were matched against #1 ranked and #1 seeded Neusport Green. DLVSC scored 1st and Neusport tied it up.  Our boys scored again and Neusport tied it again.  With 10 minutes to play, DLVSC lost a man to his 2nd yellow card. At this time, the 95 Gold Boys rose to a higher level, getting the game-winner while only playing with 10 men.

The Championship game was against Northern NV's #1 seed Reno Sagebrush United. Although DLVSC scored 1st, it became quickly apparent the prior game left our boys a bit drained.  We were unable to keep the lead a dropped a 2-1 result.

 

Congratulations to the entire team!



Top Drawer Soccer ranks the LV Mayor's Cup International Showcase as Nation's Best Tourney!
Top Drawer Soccer
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Top Drawer Soccer, one of the largest soccer research firms in the country, recently ranked the City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase as the Nation's very best tournament.  Factors which are taken into consideration are the quality and number of foreign teams, quality of the playing fields, number of college coaches attending, quality of referees, amenities and choices of hotel accomodations, and the overall operation of the event.  Congratulations to the 400+ plus volunteers which provide for the bulk of the operations.

Michael Gray Scores Game Winner for US National Team!
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On May 3rd, playing at the Home Depot Center, Michael Gray scored his 1st-ever goal at the National Level.  Playing Right Back, Michael struck a 25 yard shot past Arsenal's keeper. The goal broke a 1-1 tie.  The Boys National Team rallied for the 3-1 result.

Michael is now Downtown LVSC's 2nd player to score for his country following Carlos Martinez, former leading scorer for the US B17s.



Kevin Argue brings his National B License to DLVSC!
Kevin Argue
DLVSC is pleased to announce that highly regarded youth coach Kevin Argue has joined Downtown LVSC.  Kevin brings a rich history of coaching youth in Michigan, where he took multiple teams to Europe to compete. He brings the second National B license to DLVSC. Downtown LVSC now boasts having 2 National C licensed coaches, 2 National B licensed coaches and 2 National A licensed coaches on staff!

Former Gonzaga Head Coach, Ric Grenell to Join Downtown!
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Ric Grenell has officially joined Downtown LVSC.  Ric's impressive resume includes former Head Coach at Gonzaga University, Former State Director of Coaching for NV Youth Soccer and most recently Director of Coaching for Heat FC.  He will bring his National "A" License to the Club, making DLVSC the only Club in Nevada with 2 "A" licensed coaches. Ric's new responsibilties will include Club Assistant Director of Coaching, Head Coach of 2 DLVSC teams, and organizing and operating the new Downtown Elementary school league. Welcome to Downtown!

Saturday August 15 is Downtown Night at Home Depot
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The LA Galaxy will play host to Seattle Sounders and Swedish International Star Freddie Ljungberg on Sat Aug 15th.  The game will also be Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Night. The Club has negotiated 450 tickets for the match, with all Downtown players participating in the pre-game ceremonies.  Many Downtown teams, ages U9-U19, will be participating in the Orange Classic the same weekend.  The Club has also negotiated discounted entry fees for all teams participating, as well $99. hotel rooms for members.

Willie Ortiz's GU16 are on a Roll!
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Congratulations, DLVSC93 Gu16 Gold Team, Coach Willie Ortiz and his Gu16 team are on a winning streak!  The Girls have recently played in 4 tournaments, winning 3 local Championships, LV Mayors Cup, Silver State and Viva LV and a 2nd place finish in the South Cal March Presidents Cup in Bakersfield CA. DLVSC93 Gu16 is holding strong at #3 in the State and they have greatly increased their National and Regional standings.


Brooks' BU8 makes it a 3-Peat at Viva Las Vegas!
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DLVSC's Kevin Rogge Named NV Gatorade Player of the Year!
Kevin Rogge
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Kevin Rogge, captain of the Downtown LVSC 91 Gold Team, was recently recognized by Gatorade as the Nevada Player of the Year in Boys Soccer.  Kevin also starred for Centennial High School for the past 4 years.  The selection process is administered through ESPN RISE, the nation's leading sports and lifestyle magazine for teens.  Kevin is now eligible for the Gatorade National Player of the Year.  He plans on attending UNLV and continuing his soccer carer for the Rebels.

Mayor's Cup Showcase is Now USA's Largest International Tournament!
Johansen FC of Sierra Leone
Johansen FC of Sierra Leone

The City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase had more international teams participate (47) than any other USA tournament.  This remarkable feat was accomplished in just the tournament's 2nd year.  Teams participating were from Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Australia, Germany and Sierra Leone.



GU16 win Mayor's Cup International Showcase!
GU15 CLV
Willie Ortiz's GU16 won the Championship of the City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase by defeating Sparta Premier of Utah in penalty kicks in the final.  The girls were inspired by a halftime speech from Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar Goodman.

Rich Ryerson obtains US National A Coaching License
Ryerson
DLVSC's Director of Coaching Rich Ryerson recently completed tis the A level course with the US Soccer Federation.  The National A license is the highest level issued by our country. Rich is now recognized as one of our nations most qualified coaches.

DLVSC's Michael Gray travels to Mexico with US National Team!
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The U.S. Under-14 Boy’s National Team is en route to Guadalajara, Mexico for an eight-day foreign camp that has become an annual event on the team’s schedule. Head coach Manny Schellscheidt has selected 36 players that will train as two teams and play against local youth sides from Jan. 18-25.  Michael Gray is DLVSC's second National Team Player.



BU14s capture FC Las Vegas' Labor Day Tournament
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DLVSC's Michael Gray invited to National Team Program
ODP
Michael Gray of Downtown LVSC 95 Gold was invited to Boston to participate in the Nationl Team camp.  Michael will be representing elite soccer players from the Far West Region.  He recently represented Nevada in the Far West ODP Camp and was recognized as one the outstanding players within our region.

Downtown Players Selected to Additional ODP Regional Play
Downtown players  Robby Sagel and Michael Gray were selected to play in the final Allstar games at last week's ODP Camp In Oregon!  In addition, both players were chosen to stay at camp for three more days; training with the Region IV coaches and staff!  Robby and Michael are members of our BU-13/'95 Gold Team.  Congratulations guys!  Well done...

DLVSC Office
Downtown Opens Office/Classroom
DLVSC opened it's new office and classroom located at 922 S. Valley View Blvd.  The office will host Team Tactical Meetings, Parent Meetings and General Coach Educational sessions.  The office's back door is located within a short walking distance of the Hyde Park Training Complex.  Look for even more functional opportunities in the future, as the soccer season begins.

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3 DLVSC Teams capture Championship at Jammers Memorial Day Tournament
DLVSC won 3 tournament titles this weekend in the Jammers Memorial Day Tournament.  Led by both Larry Gray's teams, B95 Gold & G92 Gold, it was a big weekend for DLVSC.  Dave Reyes' 96 White completed the trifecta.

GU11 State Champs
Newest Downtown Team is NV State Champion!

DLVSC's newest GU11 Team won the NV State Championship Game 3-2 over Black Mountain FC.  The Team is Coached by Patrick Lawrence & Hector Leal.  Congratulations Girls!

Our BU12 Gold Team fell short in in their Championship Game losing 2-3 on a late penalty kick to become State Finalists..  DLVSC's BU12 White, BU16 & BU17 Teams all finished the year as State Semi-Finalists.

 



5 Downtown Teams Advance To Final Round of NV State Championships
State Cup 2008
DLVSC entered 8 Boys Teams & 5 Girls Teams into the annual Nevada State Cup Championships.  After the completion of 2 hard fought rounds, DLVSC is sending 5 of the 13 teams into the Final Round.  4 Boys Teams, including both BU12s, BU16 & our BU17 will compete to become NV State Champions from Downtown.  The teams are coached by Simon Keith, Willie Ortiz, Paul George & Tom Roggee respectively.  Our newest Girls Team GU11, coached by Patrick Lawrence will also be representing our Club in the Final Round. GO DOWNTOWN!

DLVSC to Host New Zealand Men's U17 Team
NZ Flag
Downtown LVSC 91 Gold will be playing a New Zealand BU17  Club Team Wed April 22 at 5pm. The match will be played at Hyde Park Middle School.  Everyone is encouraged to come watch this unique event.

August 23rd is Downtown Las Vegas SC Night at Home Depot Center

Viva
Boys U7s capture 2nd straight Viva Las Vegas Tournament
The boys U7 team successfully defended their Viva Las Vegas Championship.  They won 4 straight games for the title, 11-1, 8-0, 8-0, and 5-3 in the final game.



DLVSC's Carlos Martinez represents USA in France
US Soccer Federation

Under-17 Men's National Team head coach Wilmer Cabrera has named 18 players from U.S. Soccer's Residency Program who will travel to Montagui, France for the Mondial Minimes Montaigu Tournament from March 14-25.

The U.S. will face Germany on March 19, Japan on March 20 and England on March 22 in the first international trip for the players born in 1992 or later, who are eligible for the next FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2009. 

Three members of the German team were just in Las Vegas competing in the City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase for Borussia Moenchedgladbach, including their starting Goalkeeper.



Downtown Teams Fare Well in Prestigous LV Mayor's Cup International Showcase
INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE

The Inaugural City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Showcase boasted 26 foreign youth teams from 6 different countries, including 3 teams from Europe.  Canada had 19 teams participate from 4 separate provinces, and Mexico had 5 teams from 3 of their states.  26 separate USA State Associations were also represented.

Forty five college coaches were on hand to witness the extremely high quality of soccer, and recruit kids into their respective programs.

DLVSC teams competed very well on the field, led by Paul George's BU16 teams' Championship.  Patrick Lawrence's BU15 Team fell just short by losing the Championship game.  Both Tony Allotta's BU14 Team & Larry Gray's GU16 Team lost their Semi-Final matches in penalty kick tie-breaker situations.  Willie Ortiz's GU15 team was also a Semi-Finalist in the event.  It was a very succesful weekend for DLVSC.

 

 



DLVSC sends 6 teams to Championships at Rugrat Cup

Six Downtown teams advanced to the Finals of the Rugrat Cup, while 2 claim the Championship!

The two Champions were Doug Howell's G97 Gold & James Brooks' B01 White teams. Advancing to the Finals, were Todd Tomburo's B94 White, Larry Gray's B95 Gold, Willie Ortiz's B96 White and Neil Snook's G94 Gold. It was a great showing for Downtown LVSC.

Congratulations to all teams which competed in the cold, windy & rainy tournment.

 

 



B92 Gold Capture Platinum Ranked Mayor's Cup
LV Mayor's Cup

Paul George's B92 Gold won 4 straight games while capturing the Championship of the Tournament. 

The City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup had 254 teams from 12 different states + 12 foreign teams from Mexico or Canada.  Gotsoccer.com has recognized the tournament with a Platinum rank.



Girls 96 Gold Capture LVLDC!
Ted
Downtown LVSC 96 Gold recently won the championship of the Gold Bracket in the Las Vegas Labor Day Classic at Silver Bowl Soccer Complex.  The team is coached by Ted Sanchez and George McKenna.

Borussia Mönchengladbach to represent the Bundesliga in Showcase!
Borussia
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Borussia Monchengladbach will be sending their BU17 team to Las Vegas for the Mayor's Cup International Showcase. Founded in 1900, Borussia is Germany's 4th largest footbal club. The Club has produced German soccer legends; Berti Voigts, Lothar Mathius & Oliver Bierhoff. It marks the 1st time a youth team from any professional club throughout the European Leagues, has sent a team to Las Vegas. Combined with the other International Teams attending the Showcase, the LV Mayor's Cup will be the place for US College Coaches yo view the best soccer prospects in action.

Birkenhead United FC to represent New Zealand in Mayor's Showcase!
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Birkenhead United FC has committed to send its BU16 team from New Zealand for the February Showcase. It's the 1st team to visit LV ever from New Zealand. Currently, 7 players from Birkenhead compete for their National U17 team.

The English are Coming!
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Brighton College of London has agreed to send their BU18 team to the LV Mayor's Showcase in Feb 08. Brighton's coach toured the Bettye Wilson & Kellogg/Zaher soccer complexes and came away quite impressed. Brighton will also tour Southern California for another week after the Mayor's Cup

Downtown Las Vegas Finishes Year Nationally Ranked!
Gotsoccer
Gotsoccer.com, the nation's foremost youth soccer rankings service, has recognized DLVSC's past season's achievements by naming them the 215th strongest club in the nation. Of the 2,636 youth soccer clubs Gotsoccer currently ranks throughout the nation, this is their highest ranking for any 2nd year club. This puts DLVSC in the top 8% nationally of all soccer clubs. The rankings are based on broad based success of all our teams. Here is a list of each team's best success story from 2006-07 season:

U11 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '96 Gold - State Finalist
U11 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '96 White - State Semi-Finalist
U12 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '95 Gold - Bronze Finalist
U13 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '94 Gold - State Semi-Finalist
U13 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '94 White - Bronze Finalist
U14 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '93 Gold - Platinum Finalist
U15 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '92 Gold - Platinum Champion
U16 Boys: Downtown Las Vegas SC '91 Gold - State Semi-Finalist
U11 Girls: Downtown Las Vegas SC '96 Gold - State Semi-Finalist
U12 Girls: Downtown Las Vegas SC '95 Gold - Copper Finalist
U14 Girls: Downtown Las Vegas SC '93 Gold - Gold Finalist
U15 Girls: Downtown Las Vegas SC '92 Gold - State Semi-Finalist
U16 Girls: Downtown Las Vegas SC '91 Gold - Other Finalist
U18 Girls: Downtown Las Vegas SC Gold - State Champion


2 Downtown Teams Capture Championships at Jammers Invitational!
Led By Larry Gray's GU15 Gold and Dave Reyes' GU11 White teams winning their 1st Tournament Championships, DLVSC had an impressive showing at the Jammers Tournament. Both girls teams showed tremendous improvement throughout the season, and were finally rewarded for all their hard work. DLVSC also had 4 teams which finished in 2nd Place in the competition; GU11 Gold, BU12 Gold, BU13 White & BU14 Gold.

Downtown Teams Finish Strong in State Cup!
State Champs
Led by the GU18 Team, 7 DLVSC Teams placed in the finals of the NV State Cup. The GU18 team brought home the Club's 1st State Championship. Our BU11 Gold finished as State Finalist, while GU11 Gold, GU15, BU11 White, BU13 Gold & BU16 teams all finished the year as the State Cup Semi-Finalists. It was a remarkable year for the 2nd year Club.

Telemundo to become Major Sponsor of Downtown LVSC!
Telemundo has agreed to become the Major Sponsor for Downtown Las Vegas SC. In addition to providing financial assistance to DLVSC, Telemundo will be promoting the City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Tournaments, with television advertising and target marketing of Foreign youth soccer teams, from throughout Latin America.

8 Downtown Teams Advance To Final Round of NV State Championships!
Five boys teams & three girls teams from DLVSC advanced to the Final Rounds of the NV State Cup. BU16, BU13, BU12, both BU11s, GU18, GU15 and GU11 will compete for the right to be named State Champion. Good Luck!

DLVSC Captures 2 Titles at Viva Las Vegas!
Viva Las Vegas
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Both the BU6 & BU15 teams captured the Championship of Viva Las Vegas Tournament. It was the BU6 1st tournament ever, and they responded with 4 straight victories. The BU15 team was Tounament Champions last year, and succesfully defended their title.

Adidas to Join forces with Downtown
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Adidas, the #1 soccer company in the world, has signed a sponsorship agreement with Downtown LVSC and both Las Vegas Mayor's Cup Tournaments. Beginning in the 2007-08 season, Downtown LVSC teams will become completely outfitted in Adidas uniforms. The Adidas sponsorship package is being facilitated through Soccer Post.

Boys 92 Gold Capture Silver State Championship
Paul George's BU15 Gold won another prestigious tournament. The boys won 4 straight games in route to become the Champions of the top bracket of the 33rd Annual Silver State Invitational Tournament.

Las Vegas Mayor's Cup to be held over 2 weekends
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The "Gold Ranked" CITY OF LAS VEGAS MAYOR"S CUP INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT is expanding to two separate weekends. Beginning in the 2007-08 season, the Mayor's Cup will be held on the last weekend of October (Nevada Day) for Boys & Girls U11-U16, and again on President's Day weekend in February for Boys & Girls U14-U19.

Downtown LVSC co-hosts the Mayor's Cup, with the tournament being the Club's single biggest fund raiser. This is primarily due to the fact, that everyone is a volunteer and no compensation is paid for working the tournament.


Carlos Martinez named to ODP Interregional All-Star Team!
US Soccer Federation
Downtown LVSC 92 Gold's Carlos Martinez was 1 of 18 players named to the ODP Interregional All-Star Team held in Disney's Wide World of Sports during Thanksgiving weekend.

This honor puts Carlos on the the US National 1992 Team, and will represent the USA in International competitions. Carlos has been recognized as one of the USA's top 18 players, the entire Downtown LVSC organization is extremely proud of him!


Downtown claims 2 Champions at Las Vegas Mayor's Cup!
Mayor's Logo '06 w/admiral
BU11 Gold & BU13 White both won Championships in the prestigiuos Las Vegas Mayor's Cup International Tournament. BU11 Gold, is coached by Simon Keith & BU13 White is coached by Todd Tomburo. Willie Ortiz's GU13 Gold lost the Championship Game.

The LV Mayor's Cup was Nevada's largest sporting event in history, as measured by number of participants. Seventeen International Teams competed in this year's event, including teams from Canada, Mexico & even Russia. There were also teams from 12 different states competing.


Downtown captures 5 Championships at LV Labor Day Classic!
Led by Rene Casas' B99 Gold (U8) & Paul George's B92 Gold (BU15 competinging BU16), both repeating last year's Championship run, 5 separate DLVSC captured titles in the LV Labor Day Tournament. Also claiming victories for Downtown were Willie Ortiz's G93 Gold (GU14), Larry Gray's B95 Gold (BU12) and Rene Casas' B96 Gold (BU11). 5 Championships within the same tournament, clearly establishes a new record for the Club created just 15 short months ago.

B92 Gold Travels to Mexico
Rosarito
Downtown LVSC 92 Gold team recently went to Rosarito, Mexico for a series of friendly games. It was a huge success! The boys won 4 games and tied another. It was a tremendous lesson in different cultures. They also made friends with other teams, which are planning on participting in the LV Mayor's Cup.

Wednesday, July 12
Region IV ODP chooses 2 Downtown Boys!
The Far West Region of US Youth Soccer chose two DLVSC boys to its Olympic Development Program Regional Team. These boys will compete for a spot on the US National Team. This program eventually selects our National Team Players, which represent our country in the World Cup.

Nico Johnson & Carlos Martinez received this recognition after competing for the Nevada ODP Team in McMinnville, OR. Nico is on the 1993 Team, while Carlos made the 1992 Team. Both boys are leaders on their respective Downtown Teams.

They are Downtown LVSC first athletes to acheive this recognition.


Thursday, June 23
DLVSC to participate in 33rd Annual Orange Classic
Orange Classic
Link to Orange Classic
On Aug 19-20, Downtown LVSC will bring 12 teams to Orange, CA for a Club-Wide trip to play in this long-standing prestigious tournament. Discounted Hotel Rooms have been negotiated, and a group discounted entry fee has already been negotiated by DLVSC. Contact your Team Manager for more information.


Wednesday, May 31
DVLSC Teams Compete in NV State Cup
NV State Cup
The Club had 8 teams compete in the Nevada Youth Soccer State Championships. All 8 teams were competitive, with both the B93 Gold & B92 Gold coming in 1st place in thier respective pools. The B92 Gold dropped the semi-final game to the eventual state champion, while the B93 Gold came up short in the Championship game. The teams, coached by George McKenna & Paul George, made DLVSC very proud of thier performances.

Monday, April 24
Downtown hires Director of Coaching
DLVSC is proud to announce the hiring of its 1st Director of Coaching, Dusty Deskins.   Dusty has a USSF National A License, NSCAA Level I Goalkeeper License, and has experience coaching both ODP and College Division I. Dusty is also currently working on a Masters degree in School Counseling. Dusty's complete resume can be found under "Director of Coaching" on this web site.

Wednesday, April 5
B92 Gold Wins Again!
LVP Champs
DLVSC 92 Boys Gold won their second tournament, in as many weeks. By capturing the Championship of the Premier Invitational, it marks the 1st time in Club History a DLVSC team has won 2 consecutive weekends.

Sunday, April 2
The Russians Are Coming! The Russians are Coming!
Russian flag
The City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup has announced a Boys U18 Team from Rostov-on-Don, Russia will be participating in this year's Tournament. The team will be hosted in private homes through Rotary Clubs of Southern Nevada. This is the 1st time a European Team will participate in a Las Vegas Tournament. The Mayor's Cup currently has committments from International Teams from Mexico, Canada & Russia.

Tuesday, March 28
Boys U14 Capture NLV Soccer Spectacular
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Downtown LVSC 92 Gold won the Championship of the inauguaral NLV Soccer Spectacular. They beat NLV Empire 2-0 in the final game.

Monday, March 13
Downtown LVSC wins 2 Championships at California Spring Classic
DLVSC had an impressive showing in Anaheim, CA. The 1st year Club brought 12 teams to Orange County to compete with California's top teams. Both, Boys U13 Gold and Boys U9 Gold had 4 victories apiece, while claiming the Championship. This is believed to be the first time in Nevada Youth Soccer history, that the same Nevada Club won 2 times in the same California tournament. Congratulations Boys!

Wednesday, December 28
IRS determines Downtown LVSC as Charitable Corporation under Rule 501(c)3
IRS
Downtown LVSC received official word from the IRS, that the Club has been approved as recieving 501c3 status. This status removes any questions, as to the legitamacy of individuals deducting personal contributions to the Club. DLVSC retained the services of local Tax Attorney, Lee Drizin to present a formal package to the IRS. Mr. Drizin went on to say, "This was the quickest acknowledgement, he had ever received from the IRS, in his countless attempts to receive this coveted status".

Most Charitable Foundations require 501(c)3 status, before considering a contribution to any Non-Profit Corporation. You can find the IRS Determination letter under "Handouts" on this site.


Downtown LVSC to host Golf Tournament
Silverstone
On Feb. 12th, 2006, DLVSC wil host our 1st golf tournament to raise money for offset costs associated with playing Club Soccer. The tournament will be a 4-man scramble at Silverstone Country Club beginning at 10:00am. Golf and Lunch are offered for $125 apiece. Tee Sponsorships are available for $100., and all members are requested to assist in obtaining Raffle Prizes.

An "Entry Form" can be printed from the "Handout" section.


Tryouts Dates Announced For High School Age Boys
Downtown LVSC is pleased to announce Tryout Dates for the Club's Boys U15, U16, and U17 Gold Teams. All tryouts will be held at Hyde Park Middle School from 11am-1pm. A Map can be found under "Maps to Fields" on the DLVSC website.

The 3 sessions are as follows: Sunday Nov. 6, Saturday Nov. 12, and Sunday Nov.13. All potential players are asked to bring a ball, and a completed "TRYOUT FORM", which can found under "Handouts" on the Club's website.


City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup Sets Records for Teams Entering
Oscar
The City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup announced record participation. 185 Teams have been accepted this year, with 11 different Associations having representation. Teams are from Mexico, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Texas-South and Oklahoma, as well as our usual neighbors from Cal-South, Cal-North, Utah & Arizona.

DLVSC makes School Supply Donation to Disadvanted Kids at Rex Bell
Rex Bell Donatio
In conjunction with Loius Weiner & Charlotte Hill Elementary School PTAs, DLVSC Families donated a truckful of brand-new school supplies to hundreds of school children of Rex Bell Elementary School. It was a real team effort, which pooled resources from within the DLVSC Club as well as our partners throughout the community.

Dr. Dan Teaches Valuable Lessons
Dr. Dan Freigang
Dr. Dan Freigang, Team Psychologist of the US Mens's National Soccer Team was the featured guest speaker to the parents of Downtown LVSC. He provided great insight to child development relating to the game of soccer. Here is Dr. Dan, speaking to our boys U12 & U13 teams.

Volunteers Repair Fields
Rex Bel Repair
DLVSC's parents have been volunteering to repair our fields. U-10 goals were recently installed at Vegas Verdes, making it the only permanent field this size in the valley. We spread 20 tons of dirt at Rex Bell, followed by 100 pounds of seed and mulch. Here is a picture of some of the workers.

DLVSC is Impressive at LV Labor Day Classic.
Seven Downtown LVSC teams competed Labor Day Weekend in the LV Labor Day Classic. All 7 teams represented the Club extremely well, with 4 teams making the Championship game. Two teams, Boys U7 White & Boys U14 Gold were victorious in thier respecive age groups. The Boys U10 White & Boys U10 Gold both lost highly contested finals by a single goal.

Las Vegas Mayor's Cup goes International
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The City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup has its 1st ever Foriegn Team. The Delfines de Rosarito (Mexico) Boys U14 has committed to participate in this year's Tournament. This marks the 1st team ever from outside the US, to compete in the LV Mayor's Cup.

Through a joint effort with Rosarito Rotary, LV Fremont Rotary and Downtown LVSC, International Soccer is coming to the Mayor's Cup. Rosarito Rotary is transporting the Baja's best team to LV. LV Fremont Rotary is coordinating the housing arrangements and local transportation. Through DLVSC Marketing efforts, teams from England and Canada have expressed interest in participating in the 2006 tournament.


Boys 96 Gold Garner DLVSC's 1st Tournament Championship!
Orange Classic
Coaches Rene Casas, Victor Casas & Simon Keith's Boys U10 Gold (Playing U11) were crowned Champions of the Orange Classic. This represents Downtown LVSC 1st ever Tournament Victory in any age group. DLVSC 96 Gold outscored Corona Eagles 2-0 in the final.

Centex Homes to support Downtown LVSC
Centex Homes, one of the nation's premier homebuilders has agreed to sponsor DLVSC and become a Club Corporate Sponsor. Centex Homes shall appear on every DLVSC game jersey, and will have "Centex Homes Banners" displayed at the City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup Tournament Oct. 28-30. Centex Homes, sells homes to Las Vegas Families and thought promoting Las Vegas Youth Soccer through DLVSC proved a good fit.

DLVSC to host 1st Coaches Clinic
DLVSC is having its 1st ever Coaches Clinic. USSF "A" licensed coach Dusty Deskins will be running the session. It will be held Sunday Aug. 7th at Wasden Elementary School from 8:30am-10am. All Club Coaches and Assistant Coaches are urged to attend.

Tuesday, July 12
Club President "Las Vegas Citizen of the Month"
Citizen of the month
Sign at City Hall
Spread the word - one of our own has been bestowed the great honor of being named "Citizen of the Month" for July. Recommended by Councilwoman, Lois Tarkanian, DLVSC President, Roger Tabor, has been recognized for his countless hours of service in our soccer community. Instrumental in founding and navigating the formation of the new DLVSC, he has brought a great partnership together between the city and the soccer youth of our valley. On Wednesday, July 20,2005, between 9-11a.m. at the city council meeting, he will be honored before the council. Please, if you can, come out to support him and our great club. Thank you, Roger, for all that you've done and continue to do. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 7
Perez to become Downtown LVSC Full-Time Goalkeeper Coach
Noted Goalkeeper Coach, Henry Perez has agreed to join Downtown LVSC as its dedicated Goalkeeper Coach. Perez, a former professional keeper in Mexico, as well as former coach with Cerritos College, brings a dedicated coach to train the Club's Goalkeepers. Coach Henry will provide 2 hour sessions twice a week from July through May.

Sunday, April 3
Downtown Las Vegas Soccer forms Partnership with Tarkanian
Lois Tarkanian
Councilwoman Tarkanian & DLVSC President Tabor
City Councilwoman agreed to support Downtown Las Vegas Soccer by reestablishing soccer fields within her Ward. In a unique Public-Private Alliance, Downtown Soccer will be purchasing goals for neighborhood parks and schools. Downtown Soccer's goal of having many Practice Fields located within 1 mile of each other, is being acheived through support from Tarkanian and her Staff.

Tuesday, May 24
McKenna to Head Competitive Program
George McKenna has joined Downtown Las Vegas Soccer as the Vice-President of Competitive Soccer. He will oversee all of DLVSC U-11 thru U-17 teams, both boys & girls. McKenna most recently was Director of Boys Coaches with Las Vegas Premier Soccer Club, and is widely recognized throughout our community as one of the most qualified coaches in Nevada.

Admiral USA to Sponsor DLVSC & LV Mayor's Cup
Admiral USA has entered into a deal which will make them the official uniform provider of Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club, as well as becoming the 1st Corporate Sponsor for the City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup Soccer Tournament. Admiral has been manufacturing soccer gear since 1914.

Saturday, May 7
Downtown LVSC to Host Coerver Soccer Clinic
Coerver
Link to Coerver Coaching
Downtown Las Vegas Soccer will host the famous Coerver Soccer Camp July 11-15 in Las Vegas. Anthony Didonna, an "A" licensed National Soccer Coach will bring his entire staff here for this advanced camp.

It will be held in 2 different sessions for different age kids. Girls and Boys ages 11-13 will be from 8:30am to 11:30am. From 5pm to 8pm, the camp will be held for Girls and Boys ages 9 & 10. Cost is $150. payable to DLVSC. The camp will be limited to 22 participants for each session. An Application and Medical Release may be downloaded off the Handouts Page on this website.

To reserve your space, mail a check now, payable to:

Downtown LVSC
2600 Ashby Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102



Monday, April 4
Soresman to Head Developmental Soccer
Former UNLV standout soccer player, Gary Soresman has agreed to lead Downtown Soccer's Developmental Program. Soresman, a National B licensed coach, will concentrate on developing Boys & Girls teams from U-5 thru U-10. He also will be involved in clinics for coaches development, and the several youth soccer outreach programs introducing youth within the City of Las Vegas to soccer for the 1st time.

Soresman brings a wealth of soccer expertise and a passion for sharing it with youngsters.


Saturday, April 2
Tabor to Form New Soccer Club in Las Vegas
Lifelong Las Vegas resident Roger Tabor has committed to forming a new soccer Club in the Greater Downtown area.

Tabor, whose impressive soccer resume includes experience as a Player, Coach, Administrator, Tournament Director, and Board of Director.

As a former player, Tabor's highest honor was serving as Team Captian for UNLV Men's Soccer Team. He was also recognized as an All-Conference Player in 1976.

He has served as Vice President of NV South Youth Soccer League and 1st Vice President of US Youth Soccer-Nevada, overseeing ODP, all tournaments in NV and all competition in NV. Previously, he was Tournament Director for City of North Las Vegas Mayor's Cup, Vegas West Challenge Cup, and Rover Roundup.

As a coach, his U-19 teams have achieved levels of success which have yet to matched in NV, finishing as Regional Finalist. The year he coached NV ODP, his U-16 team won the Western Regional. (the only time in NV history)

Professionally, Tabor has been a Registered Investment Advisor for the past 20 years, specializing in Fiduciary Investing. Currently, He is the only Nevadan with the prestigous designation of Plan Sponsor Retirement Professional (PRP). Tabor also served as Board Member for Nevada Association for the Handicapped for 4 years.



Friday, April 8
Downtown Soccer to Co-Host Las Vegas Mayor's Cup
Oscar
Link to LV Mayor's Cup
The "Gold" ranked tournament, City of Las Vegas Mayor's Cup, will now be Co-Hosted by the both the City of Las Vegas and Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club.

The tournament is being held Oct. 28-30, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV, at the brand new 11-field Buffalo/Washington Soccer Complex, and Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex. With the additional "World Class" fields, and support of Downtown Soccer, the Mayor's Cup is expected to double in size by 2006.


Wednesday, April 6
DLVSC becomes Incorporated
Downtown Las Vegas Soccer had engaged the services of the Leading Tax Attorney in the area, Lee Drizin. Drizin has already filed Articles of Incorporation with the State of Nevada, and has begun the process to be recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. As a 501(C)(3), Downtown Soccer will be able to seek Charitable Donations. Downtown Soccer believes it will have this designation some time in 2005.

Tuesday, April 5
Las Vegas Fremont Rotary & Downtown Soccer joins forces
Rotary
Link to Rotary International
Las Vegas Fremont Rotary, the Club which meets Downtown Las Vegas every Tuesday at the 4 Queens, has agreed to work together in the future with Downown Soccer, on their Youth Exchange Programs. Las Vegas Fremont Rotary and Rotario de Rosarito Mexico have annually brought Mexican youth teams to Las Vegas to participate in soccer matches. Rotary International is the world's oldest and largest civic orgnization and has raised billions of dollars worldwide for countless charities.

A Boys U-13 team from Rosarito will visit Las Vegas for friendly matches with local teams April 16 & 17.


UNLV Men's Soccer Home Opener declared Downtown Soccer Night
UNLV
Link to UNLV Men's Soccer
Nationally ranked University of Portland will be playing UNLV Rebels on Fri Sept 9th at Peter Johann Field. The game has been declared Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Night. All of the Club is invited to support our local heroes.