Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association
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Newsletter - July 18, 2008

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John Bocwinski, Horst Stemke, Wally Ziaja
3 of the United States 1972 Olympic Team

Men's First Division/Majors Finals

Men's First Division

Time Home Visitor Location
Sun. July 20 12:30pm Milwaukee Serbian Bavarian SC

Men's Majors

Time Home Visitor Location
Sun. July 20 3:00pm Milwaukee Serbian Bavarian SC

All field locations are linked to so you can get a map to the field. You can also get directions by selecting "Directions To" on the Mapquest website.

Soccer Trivia

1. How well did France do in qualifying for the 1994 World Cup, the one immediately prior to the World Cup it hosted?

2. Who is the career assist leader among U.S. Women's National Team players?

(see answer below)

Milwaukee Indoor League Soccer Facility

Per Jake Provan

The overall project budget is $6.1 million; we have nearly half the amount in committed donations/partnerships. The MILS, a non-profit organization, is presently seeking more monetary support/donations in order to break ground this year. MILS is considering a restructure to its overall plan including sharing the facility with a for-profit entity that will have the ability to offer competitive leagues and tournaments by leasing the non-profit field(s).

We will be working with America SCORES Milwaukee to provide underprivileged youths with soccer and after-school programming. Our goal is to provide the city with a state of the art facility with two boarded indoor fields and one large outdoor style field under the same roof, while providing positive activities and soccer to the underprivileged community.

It would be great if you would be able to create some support out of the soccer community. If you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to email me.

March 21, 2009 - Next Hall Of Fame is at Serb Hall again!

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

Spotlight on 2008 Inductee: Jimmy Banks

Player Category
Currently resides in Madison, WI with his wife Marta and son Jonathon. Ian was born in London, England in 1962. As a youth player, Ian was a London Schoolboys Select Team member. As a University player he was a London University Select Team choice. He played in the Amateur Football Association (AFA) and won two championships in 1979 and 1981. Ian played professionally for three years with Woking Town and Sutton United in the Isthmian Senior League from 1981 to 1984. In 1984 he moved to Madison, Wisconsin to attend graduate school at UW-Madison where he obtain his Doctorate Degree. He joined the Madison 56ers Soccer Club Major Team that year and embarked on a tremendously successful twelve year playing career, until retiring in 1996. Ian led the Madison 56ers to eleven consecutive WSA State finals, winning three Wisconsin Major Division titles, four State Open Cup Championships, and two State Amateur Cup titles in 1990 and 1992. The 56ers won the Region 2 Amateur titles both those years and advanced to the USSF national finals. In 1992, Ian was instrumental in the 56ers winning the USSF National Amateur Championship. He led them to three consecutive Region 2 Tournament of Champions titles in 1988, 1989, and 1990. In addition to playing, Ian coached the Madison 56ers Major team from 1989 to 1996. He coached at soccer camps for the UW-Madison and was a Region 2 Women's Regional Camp Coach from 1990 to 1992.

Wave and MISL

According to MISL.net, the league has ceased operations as of May 31, 2008. A decision on the future structure of the league will be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks. The league ceased operations after the 2007-08 season. "We are considering structural changes that will bring us greater efficiencies, while also allowing long term growth and expansion of the League," said John Hantz, former Chairman of the MISL, and Owner/Operator of the Detroit Ignition.


After hours of discussion, commissioners on April 8 decided not to take action on Continental Properties' proposal for The Milwaukee Wave soccer training facility, a Wal-Mart Supercenter, a hotel and various retail shops at the abandoned Iceport site (more...)

Soccer Rule Quiz

By Mitch Jovic

1. An attacker stands in an off-sides position at a penalty kick. The ball strikes a post. He runs in and scores. What is the correct decision?

2. An attacker heads the ball at the goal. It strikes the crossbar, bounces behind the goal-line but spins back into play. Should a goal be awarded?

3. At a throw-in an attacker throws the ball direct into the opponent's goal. What is the correct decision?

Answers at bottom!

Region II National Amateur Cup Congratulations

by Richard Williams

Congratulations to the Croatian Eagles for winning the Region II National Amateur Cup-Men's Amateur Division. They will be representing us in the USASA National Cup Finals which will be held at the Starfire Sports Complex in Seattle, Washington on August 7-10, 2008. Croatian Eagles beat Scott Gallagher of Missouri in the championship round.

Congratulations to the following for participation in the Region II National Amateur Cup held in Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 27-28, 2008:

  • FC Milwaukee-U23 Women's
  • FC Milwaukee-Women's Amateur
  • FC Magic-U23 Men's
  • Elm Grove SC-U20 Men's
  • Bavarians-NPSL Team-Men's Amateur

International Games Schedule

Date Teams Local Time Venue
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

People on the move

John Sweeney is the director of recreational sports at Marquette University. Congratulations to John for receiving the award for 2007 Girls Coach of the Year and also Boys Coach of the Year before that (newspaper article).
Kurt Windbiel is the Wauwatosa Soccer Club Director of Player Development. Kurt has played for the Bavarian First Division and Majors.

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Soccer Trivia Answers

1. FIFA got criticized severely for its decision to play the 1994 World Cup in the United States, a nation that had not qualified since 1950. Those whiners said that FIFA was giving the United States National Team an undeserved spot in the 24-team event. Then the U.S. qualified for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, somewhat validating our spot in the 1994 event. Sometime later FIFA awarded France the 1998 World Cup tournament. And then France failed to qualify for the 1994 tournament.
2. During her final national team game in December 2004, she set up two goals, ending her career with 114 assists during her 275 games for the United States. She's Mia Hamm. In that final game she sported a jersey with a different name, though. It had her married name, Garciapparra.

Soccer Rule Questions - Answers

1. An indirect free-kick must be awarded for off-side.
2. Yes, because the ball has crossed the goal-line.
3. A goal cannot be scored direct from a throw-in. The correct decision is a goal 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.
Polonia Soccer
United Serbian
United Serbian SC Youth
2007 U23 Sponsors

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