Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association
Division of Wisconsin Soccer Association, Inc.
A non-profit 501C organization

Newsletter - March 29, 2008

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In this newsletter:

Hungarian Tigers versus Wisconsin All Stars, Borchert Field sometime in the 1950's (Mike Kabancia and Joe Born) - Click on image for larger version!

U23 Men & Women Leagues - Summer 2008

By Milos Stojsavljevic

The Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association (WASA) needs college, high school and club soccer coaches to inform their players about the U23 Men's League, a competitive summer soccer league. We are recruiting men ages 16 and older to join the Summer U23 league either as teams or individuals. We have several U18 teams playing up in this league, along with competitive U23 teams like the Croatian Eagles, FC Magic, Polonia, and United Serbians. The league is organized in multiple divisions to accommodate both skill level and travel preferences. U23 league games are scheduled on either Wednesday evenings or Sunday afternoons.

U23 League offers

  • Eight weeks of local, competitive soccer in June and July
  • Two day tournament July 12th and 13th
  • College players a competitive summer league to maintain a high level of conditioning
  • Developing youth players an opportunity to play-up with older, more experienced athletes
  • Secondary Insurance provided (Primary available if needed)
  • Fully Sanctioned games - officials are insured

2008 Summer U23 League Dates:

May 1st: Team registration and Team Fee deadline
May 8th: Schedule published and Bond deadline
May 15th: Minimum 11 Player Registrations and Fee deadline
June 1st: First League Game

U23 Team and Player Registration:

Coaches please encourage one player or parent from your team to act as the manager or contact person for a summer U23 team. The WASA will assist the team managers in finding additional players to complete a team roster. Both teams and individual players should contact the WASA office for more information about the U23 league. The forms can be found on our website.

The WASA will send team and player registration materials to all interested teams. Please respond via email to jmerz@wisoccer.org, phone 414-545-7227 extension 1# or mail in the team registration form from the WASA Website if you intend to register a U23 team for the summer season.

Adult and youth player registration forms are available at the office, via email or on our web site www.wisoccer.org. Team registration fees are $150. Individual player registration fees are $33. Youth players are welcome to participate. Additional required team expenses will include referee payments, uniforms and field rental fees.

Thank you!

Rick Rabiega
WASA U23 Director
Rabiega4@yahoo.com
Milos Stojsavljevic
WASA U23 Men's Chair
milos@avaya.com
Jerry Merz
WASA Administrator
414-545-7227 ext. 1#
jmerz@wisoccer.org

All Men's First Division and Majors games delay to May 4th this year

All Men's First Division and Majors games delay to May 4th this year because of the excessive cold and snow amounts. Three weeks ago, Wauwatosa School District took a few core samples of some fields they have under re-construction and they found 27 inches of frost. Because a few clubs have been trying to repair their fields and the additional water from melting and April rain, the league decided to move the start date back to May 4th.

March 16, 2008 - The 2008 WSA Hall of Fame Banquet was the most successful one ever

WSA HOF had over 350 people in attendance at this year's Hall OF Fame Banquet at American Serb Hall this year. Please support the sponsors (listed on the right side) that made this happen and look at the photos from the photos from this years banquet and also the 2008 banquet book!

Plan on attending the 2009 WSA HOF on Saturday, March 21
Please support the advertisers who are listed on the side of the newsletters.

Go to the Wave game on April 5th to support Journey House!

by Fredy Padilla

Go to the Milwaukee Wave Soccer Team versus LaRaZa Monterrey Mexico game on April 5th, 6:00 p.m. to support Journey House. If you call the Wave at 414-224-9283, ask for Fredy Padilla to get tickets. You must mention that it is for Journey House soccer fund-raiser to benefit them. WSA Vice President Bill Sandoval and Celtic Joe Tierney are on the Journey House board of directors. WASA also supports the Journey House.

The ticket will also let you watch the Milwaukee Wave Armada at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Journey House U10 championship game
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Journey House U12 championship game

Journey House run programs to help intercity children play soccer and other activities. Go to http://www.journeyhouse.org

Help TOPSoccer through shopping at Pick'n Save

by John Janasik
Support TopSoccer Today!

Support them easily by:
1. Sign-up for Pick’n Save “We Care” Program.
2. Identify TOPSoccer, #835075, as one of the recipients of you contribution.
3. Shop at any Pick’n Save location.

If you don't remember the numberwhen you get to the store, go to the main counter in any Pick’n Save and they have a book with all of the numbers in it. You are allowed up to three groups to support if you want.

Contact John Janasik at 414.545.0069 or go to www.wisconsinsoccer.org.

Soccer Rule Quiz

By Mitch Jovic

1. Can a goal be scored from a kickoff?

2. A player removes a corner flag to obtain more space before taking a corner-kick, is this allowed?

Answer at bottom!

National Open Cup Tournaments

by Richard Williams

The National Open Cup Competitions:

The Men's winner is the Milwaukee Bavarian S.C.. Games were played in the Fall.

The Women's Open Cup Entry cut-off date is March 28, 2008. A State winner must be declared by April 15th, 2008. We had no entries for the Open Cup.

Entry Fee is $250.00 due with the entry form.

Other Amateur Cups,

The Entry Date for all other Amateur Cups, for Men and Women, is April, 28th, 2008. A winner for all levels of competition must be declared by May 25th, 2008 at the State level.

Men's and Women's levels are at U-20, 23, Adult and Over-30.

Entry fees are $200.00 and must accompany the entry form.

Final Team Rosters for the State's winning teams are due to the Region on June 1st. Rosters are 22 in size. 18, may be suited for a game.

The Regional Championship will be in Bowling Green, KY., June 27,28 & 29.

The National Championships will be in Seattle, W A., August 8,9 & 10.

This year, for all levels of play, all foreign born players must have an International Clearance form if they entered the U.S. after 12 years of age. It takes 30 days to be cleared once the form is received by the USSF. If no reply is received in 30 days from place of origin, the player will be considered cleared per the USSF.

So get your players cleared if they haven't received a clearance already.

Get your entry forms in early so we can make up a schedule early and notify the referees.

Rule books will be sent out when we get them from the Region to the Participants.

Good Luck to all Teams!

Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association National Amatteur Cups Form - PDF - Please use this form when entering in Wisconsin!

U.S. Earns Impressive 3-0 Win Against Poland

Men's National Team U.S. Earns Comprehensive 3-0 Win Against Poland on Goals from Carlos Bocanegra, Oguchi Onyewu and Eddie Lewis . For more information, go to US Soccer.

International Games Schedule

Date Teams Local Time Venue
4/10/2008 UAB vs. Mexico U-20 WNT 7:00 p.m. CT UAB West Campus Field (Birmingham, AL)
4/11/2008 Kennesaw State University vs. Mexico U-20 WNT 7:00 p.m. ET KSU Soccer Field (Kennesaw, GA)
4/13/2008 University of Georgia vs. Mexico U-20 WNT 6:00 p.m. ET Turner Soccer Complex (Athens, GA)
4/23/2008 El Salvador MNT vs China MNT 8:00 p.m. PT Los Angeles Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)
6/15/2008 Belize MNT vs. Mexico MNT 4:00 p.m. PT Los Angeles Coliseum (Los Angeles, CA)
7/25/2008 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Club Deportivo de Olimpia (Honduras) 8:00 p.m. ET ReMax Stadium (Atlanta, GA)
From U.S. Soccer Federation

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About WASA Newsletter

Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association Newsletter is published by Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association.

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Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association Officers:
WASA President Richard Williams
WASA Vice President Bill Sandoval
WASA Secretary Ted Weidemeyer
WASA Treasurer Carlos Gomez
WASA Delegate Scott Engroff
WASA Delegate Paul Smith
WASA Deligate Tom Langer

WASA Office:
10708 W. Hayes Avenue, West Allis, WI 53227
Phone: 414-545-7227
Fax: 414-545-7249

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Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association
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Soccer Rule Question - Answer

1. Yes
2. No, the corner flag has to be put back before the kick!

2008 HOF Sponsors

Click on name or logo to go to their website or see more information about the company.
Illinois State Soccer Association
Balkan's Family Restaurant
The Doughnut Holes
Cafe Bar Dinasta
Cheer's Pub
Schaff Funeral Service
Don Wilson
Dr. Milos Tomich
Ilija's Place
Italian Community Center
RnR liquor store
Milwaukee Kickers
Mike Soy Stojsavijevic
Nick Davidovic
Green Bay Converting, Inc.
Phones-to-own
Polonia Soccer
Scordato
United Serbian
United Serbian SC Youth
2007 U23 Sponsors

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