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  Newsletter - August 15, 2008  
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Kohler Soccer Football in 1926.
German Day in Chicago July 7, 1937.


2008 National Cup Results - Seattle Washington

Friday, August 8, 2008, Wisconsin's Croatian Eagles, who represented Wisconsin and Region II, lost to the Baltimore Colts in a close and hard fought game, 1-2. Franjo Vukovic, Club President said the game was a very good game and after watching the championship, he felt the best team won. The Florida Kickers won on Sunday, 3-1 against Baltimore.

Franjo said they are up to the challenge again next year!

Picture from win in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association

The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association, founded to provide communication amoungst high school coaches, will have their first WSCA Hall of Fame induction ceremony coming this February.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

The Journey House Youth Center

The Journey House Youth Center is a neighborhood center that keeps kids positively engaged during at-risk, after-school hours - a safe place providing alternatives to drugs and street gangs that are prevalent in the neighborhood. Our caring adult role models provide youth the freedom and support they need to make good decisions by providing a diverse array of recreational and leadership development activities. Additionally, our innovative program design encourages youth to plan their own activities, take initiative, and mentor their peers. There are over 3000 intercity kids involved in soccer (more).


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1. Sign-up for Pick'n Save "We Care" Program.
2. Identify TOPSoccer, #835075, as one of the recipients of your contribution (If you don't have the number, they have a book there with all the numbers. Also, Pick'n Save allows up to three groups to benefit from your spending!
3. Shop at any Pick'n Save location.

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

A couple pictures are below, the rest are here.

Soccer and Society - Crackdown on Illegal Immigrants

From Washington Post, March 12, 2008, Karin Brulliard

As Prince William County, Virginia, proceeds with its crackdown on illegal immigrants, one result is a shake-up and shrinking of the area's entrenched Hispanic soccer leagues. The reason is simple, organizers say: Players and fans, among them many illegal immigrants, are so worried about being detained by authorities en route to or at games that they are avoiding local fields. Legal immigrants are also wary, for themselves or their illegal relatives, organizers say...(more).

US Soccer at the Olympics

The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - NBC Olympics

The U.S. Men’s Olympic Team fought bravely to overcome being down a man for 87 minutes, but the heroics of goalkeeper Brad Guzan and a last-minute frenzy to score the equalizer were not enough as the U.S. fell 2-1 to Nigeria before 48,096 at the Beijing Workers' Stadium. The loss knocked the U.S. out of the 2008 Olympic Games, while Nigeria earned first place in Group B...(more).

After a roller-coaster ride through group play the 2008 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team will face Canada in a quarterfinal match on Friday, Aug. 15, at Shanghai Stadium. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. local / 6 a.m. ET and will be broadcast live on USA Network and the NBC Olympic Soccer Channel...(more).

Soccer Trivia

1. How many of its first 13 games in existence did the L.A. Galaxy win?

2. What was the original name of MLS's San Jose team?

(see answer below)

Spotlight on 2008 Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame Inductee: Rade Latinovic

Rade Latinovic - Player Category
Currently resides in Brookfield, WI with his wife Biljana. Rade was born in Milwaukee in 1959. He began his playing career as a youth player for the Milwaukee Serbian Soccer Club and eventually with their Major Division team. Rade also played for Marquette University from 1978 to 1981 With the Milwaukee Serbian's, Rade led them to three Wisconsin Major Division and four Wisconsin Challenge Cup Championships. He was widely recognized by his peers for his playing skills and was selection to the Wisconsin All-Star Team for nine years from 1982 to 1990. Rade was also selected four times as a Wisconsin representative to the North team at the U.S. Sports Festival from 1984 to 1987.

Hall of Fame Inductees Applications

All inductee applications for next years Hall of Fame must be sent in by September 15, 2008.

You can download a form by clicking this link or go to the Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association website and click the HOF tab.

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.

Soccer Rule Quiz

1. A defender commits two offences at the same time by obstructing an opponent and handling the ball. What is the correct decision?

2. At a goal-kick the goalkeeper kicks the ball directly to a colleague who is an off-side position in the opponents' half. Is he off-side?

Answers at bottom!

Major League Soccer Schedule

Away Team Home Team Time
Saturday, August 16    
FC Dallas Columbus Crew 7:30pm
D.C. United Chicago Fire 8:30pm
Real Salt Lake Houston Dynamo 8:30pm
Kansas City Wizards Colorado Rapids 9:30pm
New England Revolution San Jose Earthquakes 10:00pm
Sunday, August 17    
Toronto FC New York Red Bulls 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 20    
D.C. United New England Revolution 7:30pm
Chivas USA Houston Dynamo 9:00pm
Thursday, August 21    
Chicago Fire Los Angeles Galaxy 10:00pm
Saturday, August 23    
Colorado Rapids D.C. United 7:30pm
New England Revolution Toronto FC 7:30pm
Real Salt Lake Columbus Crew 7:30pm
FC Dallas Kansas City Wizards 8:00pm
San Jose Earthquakes Chivas USA 10:30pm
Sunday, August 24    
Houston Dynamo New York Red Bulls 3:00pm

People on the Move

Sean Reilly is the new coach of USA Palermo. USA Palermo made it into the semi finals and they beat first place Verdi under his leadership.

He is working for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as a Mortgage Associate. He can be reached at 414-224-4232.

Hall of Fame Inductee Pictures

We mentioned last newsletter that we still need photos for some of the Hall of Fame Inductees. Just recently, we received the picture for Ferdinand Goetze. We received this photo from his daughter, Linda after someone suggested that his grand daughter plays for the Ladies Pro Golf Association.

This photo was taken in 1933.

If you have any photos which are Wisconsin Soccer releated and would be willing to donate or borrow, please let us know!

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Soccer Trivia Answers

1. The Galaxy played its first game ever on April 13, 1996. More than 69,000 people attended the Galaxy’s 2-1 win over the MetroStars. Los Angeles won two more games by the same, slim score and then beat D.C. United 3-1. Against San Jose the Galaxy won 2-1, followed by a 2-0 victory over Kansas City. Three straight one-goal victories drew even more attention as L.A. finished its ninth game with a 9-0 record. The Galaxy beat the MetroStars 4-0 for the 10th victory and then had to use a shootout for the 11th. By a 3-1 score L.A. beat Colorado at home on June 23 and then traveled to Denver to meet Colorado a week later. There and then, in the Galaxy’s 13th game, the steak ended with a 2-1 loss. The 12 straight victories is still an MLS record.

2. The team was called the Clash for four seasons. It then became the Earthquakes, using the name of the NASL team that had made the Bay Area home years earlier.

Soccer Rule Questions - Answers

1. Handling the ball is the more serious offence. A direct freekick is the correct award, or a penalty-kick if the offence took place inside the offender's penalty-area.

2. A player cannot be off-side from a goal-kick.


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