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EMSSC U13 Renegades Win 2019 USA Cup!

July 15th, 2019

Very few teams from the Quad-Cities area have ever competed in the USA Cup, let alone won a trophy there. The annual tournament in Blaine, Minn. features teams from around the world and is only open to the top-ranked squads from states across the country. Some of the top soccer players from around the globe meet up to compete, trade pins, hang out and talk soccer with each other, knowing full well that many of the athletes taking the pitch will be crossing the endlines in professional games before a decade passes. These are kids that take the sport seriously, work hard, practice, and dedicate their... Read More

Top-Rated Youth Soccer Team in the Quad-Cities Holding Tryouts

June 13th, 2019

Looking for a great soccer team for fall? EMSSC SPARTANS are having tryouts THIS WEEK! Spartans are the TOP-RATED team in the Quad-Cities, ranked in the top 15 in Illinois at the U11 and U13 levels this year and have excellent coaches and programs for all ages for boys and girls! Looking for a great family environment and the chance to play some awesome soccer? Become a Spartan! Details are in the flyer attached with this story. For more information see http://emssc.org/?fbclid=IwAR2a-zkVbqZVcJHNmMxcLwWlEdbgXVFeYYU3rW9w-npjDBEwywNzpQW6ulI  Read More

EMSSC Spartans Raise Almost $1,000!

May 30th, 2019

Thanks to the generosity of managers Jerad Welter of HyVee Moline on 7th Street and John Deere Road, and Alex McGehee of Anchor Lumber in East Moline, the EMSSC Spartans 08 team, ranked #15 in Illinois, was able to raise almost $1,000 in a bake sale at both spots last weekend. The money raised will help pay for tournament costs and uniform costs for the team! The team is extremely grateful to the managers of both shops and to everyone who contributed for a great cause!  Read More

Midwest Elite Dragons Camp Returns!

February 22nd, 2019

Midwest Elite Dragons Soccer CAMP is coming up and the deadline to register is Feb. 28! The fourth annual CAMP, for kids ages born in years 2007, 2008 and 2009, will teach kids soccer fundamentals, attack and defensive formations, team play and game theory! CAMP dates are March 12 6-8 pm at RIFAC; then three dates on the indoor fields at Rivers Edge— March 16 3:30-4:30, March 23 10:30-11:30 and March 29 6-7 pm. Cost is $75 for the entire camp and includes a Dragons CAMP t-shirt! To register, please email your child’s t-shirt size, and the name and number you’d like on the back, and PayPal... Read More

Q-C Rush Is Number One In Illinois!

September 5th, 2018

The Quad-Cities Rush U11 team is the number one ranked team in all of Illinois, according to the latest GotSoccer rankings. The Rush had previously been number three, after moving up from four in their first ranking this fall. In addition, the Rush is ranked number 15 in their multi-state region, which includes the Midwest and middle of the country, and number 261 among the thousands of teams nationwide. The Rush, in their inaugural season, is made up primarily of players from the now-defunct Mid America Premier squad, which was ranked number one at the U10 level last year. The Rush ascended to... Read More

Number One In The State? QC Rush Wins East Moline Tourney Against Top U12 Teams

September 3rd, 2018

They never gave up, they never gave in, and they emerged champions. The QC Rush U11 team had a tough road to travel during the East Moline Labor Day Soccer Tournament. The undefeated (7-0-1) Rush, ranked #4 in Illinois according to the last GotSoccer ratings going into the tournament, were not only playing up against U12 teams, but they had the hardest draw in the tournament, playing against two, and ultimately three, of the top ten U12 teams in the state to get to the finals, and to win the gold. But the Rush, in their inaugural season, has proven that they never back down from challenges. Their... Read More

QC Rush Hangs Tough, Ranked No. 4 In Illinois

August 28th, 2018

Different uniforms, same results. Led by the core of the now-disbanded Mid America Premier youth soccer squad, augmented by various players from the likewise defunct Moline United, the new Quad-Cities Rush continued their dominance at the U11 youth soccer level, remaining undefeated after three tough matches against some of the best soccer teams in Illinois and Iowa this weekend. The Rush, ranked fourth in the state according to the latest GotSoccer rankings for u11 teams, began the weekend 5-0-0, but had a tough mountain to climb on Saturday with back-to-back games at 3 and 4:30 p.m. in the scalding... Read More

Mid America Premier Ends Its Ride At The Top

August 22nd, 2018

Mid America Premier youth soccer dissolved over the summer but it ended its run on top. GotSoccer, the international site which ranks teams from around the world, ranked Mid America Premier’s undefeated U10 team as number one in Illinois for the 2017-18 season, ahead of its rivals in Peoria and Chicago and the vaunted Scott Gallagher teams from St. Louis and southern Illinois. The MAPS red squad was undefeated in its age group as well as the U11 age range, and scored tournament wins across the state and region, including wins in Elmhurst, Peoria, Morton, Muscatine, LeClaire, Wisc., Crystal Lake... Read More

Mid America Premier U10 Team Puts Out Fires To Win Lincoln Tournament

September 21st, 2017

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

Mid America Premier Opens Illowa League With 8-2 Win

September 14th, 2017

It was a strange, sloppy game at times, played on a pee wee-sized field that led to a lot of barely missed shots, but it was a win, and that was the important end result as the top U10 youth soccer team in the Midwest region, Mid America Premier Red, opened its Illowa League schedule with a 7-2 win over Q-C Legends at Rock Island’s Campbell Sports Complex on Sept. 10. Premier largely dominated the contest even beyond the final score, peppering the Legends goalie with shots and just missing the goal more than a dozen times with blasts. But with a game that started 15 minutes late due to a referee... Read More

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