Defense carried the days as Mid America Premier – the top-rated U10 soccer team in the region, and perhaps, now it can be said, the state of Illinois – took the gold in the Lincoln Soccer Tournament Sept. 16-17, defeating not only the top teams from downstate Illinois but the official youth team of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire. Mid America started off the first day hot – in more ways than one. Temperatures were a sweltering 90 degrees during both the team’s games. And their first game, Saturday morning, was against the official U10 youth team of the MLS’ Chicago Fire. If ever... Read More