St. Louis Scott Gallagher is thrilled to announce that are U15-U19 SLSG Girls teams have been accepted into the Midwest Conference Girls Club vs Club Division beginning Fall of 2020. We couldn’t be more excited and proud to have are SLSG Girls U15-U19 programs be accepted and compete at this type of level with some of the best competitors in the region.
SLSG MO Club Director, Steve Pecher, had this to say regarding the acceptance into the league, “SLSG Girls is looking forward to playing in the Midwest Conference Club vs Club Division. This will give our players another level of competition.”
The Midwest Conference Girls club vs club division is separated into two groups. Group A being Chicago Inter Soccer (IL), Team Chicago (IL), Lou Fusz Atheltic (MO), Sporting STL (MO), St. Louis Scott Gallagher (MO), Midwest United FC (MI), and Sporting Omaha (NE). Group B being Nationals (MI), Michigan Jaguars (MI), FC United (IL), Libertyville FC 1974 (IL), SC Wave (WI), Madison 56ers (WI), and North Shore United (WI). Each teams will play within their groups. At the end of the season there will be an age group playoff with the highest non state cup winner from each group to determine the regional wildcard slot in each age group.
“The conference’s selection committee believes the quality is high enough to expand this program from the initial intent of eight clubs to 14 well-qualified clubs,” said Marc Frankland, League Manager for the Midwest Conference. “The added clubs will increase playing opportunities while helping to reduce travel, which is important in the current climate. We received very positive initial feedback during our shortened inaugural Club vs. Club Division competition earlier this spring, and we’re looking forward to providing a great playing format for more clubs this fall.”
Each teams will play within their groups. At the end of the season there will be an age group playoff that will determine who advances to the annual USYS Midwest Regional Championship. The highest placed team in each bracket that haven’t already qualified for Regional by winning their State Cup will meet to determine age group Club vs. Club Division representative at Regionals. The Midwest Regional Championship qualifier will join the conference’s team-based Premier I Division qualifiers at Regional and will also have access to the new National League Showcase Series.
For more information on the US Youth Soccer Leagues Program, including the Midwest Conference and National League, visit USYouthSoccer.org/leagues, visit usyouthsoccer.org/leagues