FCW U14s win Midwest Regional to move on to compete for a National Championship in Aurora, CO
FC Wisconsin earns a chance for a National Championship!!!
FCW U14’s win Midwest Regional to move on to compete for a National Championship in Aurora, CO
The FC Wisconsin U14 team wins the Midwest Developmental League Regional to earn a berth in the NPL National Championship to be held in Aurora, CO July 13th – 18th.
FC Wisconsin sent a record number 4 teams to the NPL Regionals held at Sportscore 2 turf soccer complex in Rockford, IL over the June 11th-13th. The FCW U13, U14, U16 and U18 teams all finished first in their NPL League play earning them four teams in the Regional. The teams would all compete well, and as a club would finish with a 6-3-2 record over the course of the Regional. The U13 team was one goal away from qualifying for the National Championship while the 16’s and 18’s would finish second in their group. The FCW U14’s would qualify with wins over Columbus Crew, Sockers FC, and a draw with Vardar. “This was an incredible event at a first class facility with clubs looking to play the game the right way. This is an elite league, run the right way! We, as a club, are steadfast in how we will teach our players to play the game. We fully believe that teaching a possession, spacing, passing style of play combined with quality technique and creativity will not only continue to attract college coaches to our players, but long term, will set our players up to play at the next level. We will never substitute how we play for short term results while never connecting passes. The way our teams played displayed this philosophy and the 14’s were able to win the Regional because of this.” said Co-DOC Billy Solberg
The U14’s having qualified by winning the NPL Regional, now look to try to bring a Youth National Championship back to the state of Wisconsin. FCW will play games July 14-18th against all other NPL Regional Champions. Austin Holtebeck, one of the team’s midfielders had this to say “This has been a well-earned chance at a National Championship by our team. The FC coaching staff has prepared us and pushed us to become the players and team that we are today. This opportunity came from intense training sessions and the environment established by the staff and players. This is a wonderful chance our team has, and no matter the results, we will keep working and training harder than ever before”
“This is a huge tribute to our players, club and coaching staff. Throughout the course of the year, ten different coaches have helped develop this group in both training and competition. Putting multiple coaches around all our players is not a sometimes thing, this is a club philosophy! These players have come a very long way in a short period of time and is much in part to their work and the entire coaching staff impacting their everyday training sessions. Within this group we have so many different players all impacting the team. Their chemistry, unselfishness, and willingness to work for each other makes this team special. We are so very proud of all them and look forward to trying to bring home a National Championship!” said Co-DOC Ben Shepherd