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  Newsletter - August 21, 2009  

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We are looking for historical photos for the WSA historical records and for the website. If you want to let us scan them or give them to us, please let us know!
Serbian SC Milwauke - 1986-1987

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Women's Majors Is Back!

Back again, starting this fall.

Team Registration: September 1, 2009
Individual Player Information to WASA: September 1, 2009
First Game: Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Day of Games: Wednesdays

League will have a Fall and Spring schedule with 8 games each. If there is any interest, there will be indoor.


National Open Cup

The 2009 USASA National Cup Finals concluded Sunday, July 26, at Sylvan Lake Park, Sanford, Florida. Once again, the national championships went smoothly despite the humidity, high temperatures and rain showers appearances.

This year’s tournament consisted of six divisions instead of the usual eight. Each of the four USASA regions participated in the Men’s Open, Amateur, Over 30, Men’s & Women’s Under 23, and Women’s Cup, a total of twenty-four teams. Semifinals were held on Friday, July 24 in tournament format with half of the teams advancing to the finals.

"I saw the Amateur Cup Semifinal between the Rovers (CO) and the Eagles (IL) and I thought it was a really great game. I was impressed with the level of play" said National Cups Chairman Werner Fricker, Jr. of this year’s event. "Games like that shows that the amateur adult teams across the country play at a fairly high level. They play weekend after weekend for the love of the game."

Milwaukee Bavarians of Wisconsin defeated Emigrantes (MA) to win the 2009 USASA Men’s Open Cup More...

For photos, click here.

Milwaukee Wave Reaches Tentative Deal With New Owner

Milwaukee Wave Reaches Tentative Deal With New Owner by Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee Wave owner Charles Krause has reached conditional terms with a prospective buyer for the indoor soccer franchise, and Krause says he expects to complete the sale in about a week, providing certain conditions are met.

Krause declined to reveal the identity of the investor Friday but confirmed that a letter of intent was signed. Krause has discussed a sale with several potential investors.

But soccer sources indicated that local businessman Jim Lindenberg had been in serious negotiations with Krause in an effort to keep the team alive More...

Interesting Soccer Facts

FIFA World Cup Records

Most World Cup Appearances: 18 (Brazil - only country to appear in every World Cup)

Most Championships: 5 (Brazil)

Most Appearances in a World Cup final: 7 (Brazil and Germany)

Most Appearances in semifinal/last four: 11 (Germany)

Most matches played: 92 (Brazil and Germany)

From Wikipedia.com

Spotlight on 1977 Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame Member: Henry Karcher, Sr.

Henry Karcher, Sr. (1901-1968), Player, Vienna SC, 1977

Henry Karcher Sr. was born in Ludwigshafen (a southern city in Germany known for its chemical industry) in 1901 and died in 1968. He played center forward position. From 1924-25 he played with Ludwigshafen. He was offered a job to stay in Germany and play with them, but instead he came to the United States in 1925.

He played soccer for 2 years in Chicago, and was enticed to play in Milwaukee for Sportverein from 1927-1930.

Henry was chosen to play soccer for the American team nation wide against the best teams Germany had. The team won 4 out of 7 games. According to all write-ups by German papers, they were impressed with his ball handling saying it was the best they had ever seen.

From 1931 to 1938, he played with the Vienna Sport Club. In 1931 he was chosen among the All-Stars to play against Chile. This game was played at Borchett Field. Chile won 5-1. The only score was made by Henry Karcher.

Henry played on every Wisconsin All-Star team from 1930-1938. Wisconsin All-Stars in the Midwest division beat out St. Louis to advance and play Pennsylvania in the National Playoffs.

In 1938-1939 he coached and played with Lakeshore Oils and won the State Title.

He averaged 2 goals per game in his lifetime and retired in 1940.

He was known to be one of the best center-forwards Wisconsin has ever had.

After he retired, Henry refereed league games and cup games. He refereed the National Open Cup Final in Chicago in April 19, 1953.

WSA HOF - Saturday, March 20, 2010 - Next Hall of Fame is at Serb Hall again!

Plan on attending the 2009 WSA HOF on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Serb Hall. Please support the advertisers who are listed on the side of the newsletters.

Interesting Video

  Very Funny Soccer Bloopers

International Games Schedule

Date Teams Local Time Venue
9/8/2009 San Jose Earthquakes vs. CD Aguila (El Salvador) 7:30 p.m. PT Buck Shaw Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)
From U.S. Soccer Federation

Interesting Links

Milwaukee Brewers: http://www.brewersfc.com/
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa: http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/index.html
USASA Open Cup results: http://www.usopencup.com/
World soccer stadiums: http://www.worldstadiums.com/


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