Payton Linnehan Stars for U15 USYNT
Golden Boot Winner
What an achievement - Payton Linnehan picked up the U15 CONCACAF Golden Boot for the the U15 USYNT in Orlando Florida.
It's been an impressive campagin for the USYNT, coming out as eventual winners, beating previous winners Canada 2-0 in the Final. Its's the first CONCACAF win for the U-15 Girls, congratulations.
The U.S. finished the competition with a perfect record - 7W-0D-0L scoring a remarkable 39 goals and, more impressively perhaps, conceding none.
Payton showed her talent and eye for goal scoring with 3 goals against Trinidad & Tobago, she continued to prove her goalscoring ability against the Dominican Republic and Bermuda.
Congratulations to Payton and her USA team mates, It's an incredible acheivement.
Photo credit - US Soccer.
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2nd Annual 24 Hour Soccer-Thon
September 30th - October 1st
We are extremely excited to bring this event back to our families - last year was a huge success, lets go one step further in 2016.
It's back - FC Stars and Access Sport America are delighted to bring you the 2nd annual 24 hour SOCCER-THON.
Starting on Friday, September 30th through to Saturday October 1st.
Location - Stars Soccer Complex - Powered by Emerson Hospital
Start Time - 3:oopm
Schedule - Will be released closer to the date (it will be based on registrations)
Participant Registration - Register your interest today.
Volunteer Registration - Register to help the event run smoothly.
Pledge Form - Start your fundraising today - Can you wash your parents cars? Remember every penny counts.
Who can come up with the best fundraising idea? Share your fundraising ideas via social media using the #FCstarssoccerthon
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Maddie Vergura and Olivia Wingate Called Up To U16 USYNT
Madeline Vergura and Olivia Wingate from the FC Stars U16G ECNL team who were selected for the U16 WNT for a trip to Itlaia, Croatia and Slovenia to particpate in an international women's tournament, will again be joining the team for Camp.
The Under-16 Girls’ National Team will come together for a camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., from July 31-Aug. 7 as head coach Jaime Frias has called up 24 players.
To see the Full Roster - Please Click Here
Payton Linnehan Called up to U15 USYNT
2016 CONCACAF U-15 GIRLS' CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to Payton Linnehan on being called up to the U15 WYNT for the 2016 CONCACAF Championship. The competition is taking place from August 9-21 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney in Orlando.
This is a great acheivement for Payton and the FC Stars family as the WYNT team continue to look at the Talent pool within the club.
To see the full Roster, Please Click Here.
ECNL Announces Roster For 2016 ECNL/id2 National Training Camp
FC Stars Players Selected
The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and US Club Soccer have announced the participants and schedule for the 2016 ECNL/id2National Training Camp taking place July 28 – August 1, 2016 at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.
The camp will include approximately 85 of the top female youth soccer players born in 1998, 1999, and 2000 from across the United States. Players have been selected based on their performances at ECNL competitions, ECNL/id2 PDP events and other events throughout the year.
3 FC Stars players have been selected, Congratulations to:
To see the full list of players selected, please Click Here.
NEP U21's - GU21's come out on top
GU21's and BU21's
FC Stars GU21's and BU21's enjoyed a good weekend in the NEP U21's.
GU21's - The GU21's beat a strong NEFC team 4-1 Saturday in the Semi Finals, progressing to the Final on Sunday against Aztec GU21's. In a game filled with goals and excitment the FC Stars U21's came out on top, eventually winning 5-3.
Congratulations to all the players and coach Blackwell on successful season.
BU21's - The BU21's came up against a strong Aztec team in the Semi Final on Saturday, the game went all the way to Penalties. The Winning peanlty was deserving of the win - PK Goal, it took them into the Final on Sunday against Western Mass. The BU21's put in a great performance in a thrilling game narrowly losing 3-2.
Congratulations to the BU21's and coach Wangia on a great season.
Thank you to the NEP and all the support.
New Hampshire GU14 - Head to Colorado
Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions
Coach Tony Karibian and the New Hampshire GU14's are heading to Colorado as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Champions. Good luck girls.
All matches played in Aurora, CO.
: vs. Three Rivers Black (Washington)
: vs. Hawaii Rush
: vs. Fusion Soccer Club (Minnesota)
ECNL - FC Stars finish 4th overall
FC Stars reaffirm ECNL membership
Following on from the ECNL Nationals the FC Stars ranked 4th out of 79 ECNL clubs in overall club rankings for the 2015/16 season. Great accomplishment for the Club and everyone involved.
Please Click Here to read the Full Story.
After the conclusion of the ECNL 2015-2016 season, the league started preperations for a fantastic 2016-17 season.
After initiating this review process, and in discussions with leadership of top performing clubs, the ECNL has approved the membership of the below listed clubs at this time, and each club has re-affirmed its membership in the ECNL in both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The ECNL will continue to review other clubs’ eligibility for membership.
ECNL National Finals
FC Stars U15 & U16 Girls compete at the ECNL Finals
The ECNL National Championships took place over the weekend of July 8th at the Maryland Sportsplex in Germantown, Maryland. FC Stars was one of only two clubs to send multiple teams to the National Championships. The FC Stars were represented by the ECNL U15 and U16 Girls.
The draw for the event took place on Thursday, July 7th, at the Hilton Hotel, players and coaches enjoyed the great atmosphere, the draw did not disappoint.
FC Stars U15G drew Mustang Soccer Club in the Semi Final with the other Semi Final being contested between the Slammers FC v West Coast FC.
FC Stars U16G came up against rivals PDA in the Semi Final with Real Colorado taking on Crossfire Premier in the other Semi Final.
FC Stars GU15 v Mustangs SC - Semi Final - The Mustangs SC took an early lead off a well worked corner. Going a goal down could often have a negative affect on a team, unfortuantely for the Mustangs the FC Stars bounced back, equalizing off a corner kick in the first half. The second half saw the Stars take a commanding lead, scoring off a penalty kick, finishing off the Mustangs with a well worked goal from the left hand side - Giving the Stars a 3-1 victory, moving them on to the Final to play Slammers FC.
FC Stars GU15 Final v Slammers FC - The stage was set for the U15 ECNL National Final - FC Stars taking on rivals Slammers FC. The Slammers FC dominated early possession and mid-way through the first half they made their spell of dominance count, taking a 1-0 lead. The Stars came out in the second half looking to take control, unfortuantely with 20 mins remaining the Slammers take a 2-0 from the penalty spot. Slammers then killed the game off, taking a 3-0 lead from a shot from the top of the box, giving the Slammers the National Title.
FC Stars GU16 v PDA - Semi Final - The Stars came up against a tough PDA team in the Semi Final, PDA were unbeaten in the regular season. It was a hard fought contest, both teams competed to the highest level. PDA managed to score in the first half from a breakaway, this was enough to give PDA the victory and move them into the Final against Real Coloardo.
Congratulations to both teams on a succesful season, it's a great achievement.
FC Stars Sends Two Teams to ECNL National Finals!!
U15G and U16G ECNL teams triumph in ECNL National Play-Offs
The U15G and U16G FC Stars ECNL teams had outstanding performances at the ECNL Champions League Play-Offs in San Diego, CA. Both teams qualified as winner of their four-team brackets to face a quarter-final game to advance to the ECNL National Championships and were ultimately successful and will represent the club next week at the Maryland Sportsplex in Germantown, Maryland. FC Stars was one of only two clubs to send multiple teams to the National Championships. Congratulations to both teams on this great achievement!
The U15G Stars ECNL team started off their campaign with an amazing 5-4 victory over Eclipse Select from Illinois, then follwed up with a more comfortable 3-1 win over San Juan SC. Results elsewhere meant that the U15G Stars team was already assured of progress as winner of the group and the third game was a dead rubber that finished with FC Stars losing 0-2 to pre-tournament favorite, Solar, in the last game. As winner of the bracket, the U15G faced local rivals, FC Boston, for a place at the National Champioships. With a dominant performance translating into a 3-0 victory, the U15s were on their way to Nationals! Potential semi-final opponents are Slammers, West Coast and Mustang.
The U16G ECNL team also had a tough path to Nationals starting with a 2-1 win over FC Dallas, followed by a terrific 4-0 victroy over DeAnza Force. Results elsewhere meant then FC Stars were tied on 6 points with SoCal Blues, but Blues had a one goal advantage in goal differential, and Stars would need to win the final match in the bracket against Blues, widely regarded as one of the best teams in the country. In an intensely competitive match, Stars prevailed 2-0 to set up a quarter-final match with perennial contenders, Eclipise Select. The U16s played with intense desire for a 1-0 victory over Eclipse to clinch their berth at the National Championships. Potential semi-final opponents are PDA, Crossfire and Real Colorado.
Keohan and Murphy Represent id2 National Selection Team at the 2015 Nike National Training Camp powered by ECNL and id2
FC Stars rising U16G ECNL team players Alexandra Keohan and Maddie Murphy were included in the sixteen elite girls players born in 2000 to represent the id2 National Selection team at the 2015 Nike National Training Camp powered by ECNL and id2, July 28-Aug. 1.
This is the third year of the National Selection programming element for the girls id² Program, as the event returns to the prestigious Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. The id2 National Selection team will play a pair of games against older teams made of players selected from NorCal and Washington Player Development Program (PDP) events held in the region over previous months:
FC Stars BU16 NPL Team: US Club Soccer National Cup XIV Finals - Champions!
The FC Stars BU16 NPL team, coached by Tony Marino, qualified for the US Club Soccer National Cup XIV Finals held in Westfield, Indiana from July 17th-20th by winning the New England Regional event in June. The boys returned home National Cup Super Group Champions ! Results and details below:
The FC Stars boys topped the group with 6 points after wins against Stronghold SC Falcons and Roadrunners SC Select. The weather-affected game vs West Florida Flames 98 Elite was eventually lost 1-2 after T-Storms wiped out Friday’s games.
- FC Stars BU16 NPL 4 - 1 Stronghold SC Falcons
- FC Stars BU16 NPL 1 - 2 West Florida Flames 98 Elite
- FC Stars BU16 NPL 2 - 1 Roadrunners SC Select
The FC Stars boys reached the final after a solid 3-1 win in the semi-final vs PSAFC 98 with goals from Nahuel Aligbay (2) and Michael Ward. Nick Resca in goal also saved a PK. The final was a tight game vs LDC United Italia 98-99, with FC Stars going into HT 1-0 up after a goal from Nahuel Aligbay. LDC United equalized after HT, the winner for FC Stars was scored late on by Liam Donelan to take the National title.
- Semi-Final: FC Stars BU16 NPL 3 - 1 PSAFC 98
- Final: FC Stars BU16 NPL 2 - 1 LDC United Italia 98-99
Click on the link below for the full schedule and results:
Congratulations to the BU16 NPL team and coach Tony Marino on this great success !
FC Stars #6 in the Nation in Supplying the most US Girls National Team Players!
FC Stars was highlighted in a recent SoccerWire article investigating which clubs supplied the current US Girls National teams with the most talent. Leading the way were Michigan Hawks and San Diego Surf with 14 current players on girls NT duty. FC Stars contribution of 8 players is comprised of Shelby Hogan, Maddie Murphy, Alexandra Keohan, Maddie Vergura, Olivia Wingate, Kayla Duran, Payton Linnehan and Sydney Brackett and puts FC Stars at T6 in the ranking of clubs supplying NT talent, a marvellous achievement for the club.
To date, FC Stars has provided 17 players for US Girls National Team duty, including WNT player, Stephanie NcCaffrey. A full list can be seen here.