Fives games to watch for DePaul men’s soccer in the 2019 season

By Andrew Hattersley Right down to the final game of the regular season, DePaul men’s soccer had its chances to return to the Big East Tournament for the first time since 2016. A 2-0 loss to Marquette in the regular-season finale, coupled with a Creighton loss in their final home game, ended a Blue Demons … Continue reading Fives games to watch for DePaul men’s soccer in the 2019 season

Five games to keep an eye on for DePaul Women’s Soccer in the 2019 season

By Andrew Hattersley As the calendar ticks towards mid-June, head coach Erin Chastain announced DePaul’s 2019 women’s soccer schedule, featuring ten matches at Wish Field at Cacciatore Stadium and five non-conference opponents coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance. The Blue Demons will open the season with a pair of exhibition games at Northwestern and Wisconsin … Continue reading Five games to keep an eye on for DePaul Women’s Soccer in the 2019 season

Where are they now? Former UIC duo helps secure win for Detroit City FC

By Andrew Hattersley After being teammates at UIC, the duo of Max Todd and Oscar Gonzalez are back together this time at Detroit City FC, a member of the National Premier Soccer League. Both have made an early impact for a Detroit City FC group that is 2-1-1 in its first four games. .@MaxTodd1 in … Continue reading Where are they now? Former UIC duo helps secure win for Detroit City FC

Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Chicago Red Stars captain Julie Ertz is one of 20 players with connections to local soccer representing the United States this summer. (Chicago Red Stars) by Juan Pimiento This summer will be full of action for the different United States national teams across all levels, from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup to the 2019 … Continue reading Club, country and state: Illinois’ presence in a busy summer for the United States national teams

Where are they now? Former UIC goalkeeper providing a glimpse of the future for Real Salt Lake

By Andrew Hattersley   Real Salt Lake still has Nick Rimando firmly entrenched as its starting goalkeeper. However, a new face has begun to emerge in net for RSL with the longtime goalkeeper set to retire at the end of this season. Former University of Illinois-Chicago goalkeeper Andrew Putna is a young goalkeeper that has … Continue reading Where are they now? Former UIC goalkeeper providing a glimpse of the future for Real Salt Lake

Challenging schedule looms for Loyola Women’s Soccer in 2019

By Andrew Hattersley After reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2007, the Loyola University Chicago women’s soccer team announced its 17-game regular season slate Tuesday afternoon that is once again highlighted by a tough non-conference schedule. There are a few familiar faces on the schedule including two exhibition games against former Horizon … Continue reading Challenging schedule looms for Loyola Women’s Soccer in 2019

Childhood friends reunited as teammates at DePaul

Freshman midfielder Matthew Brickman winds up to pass during an intrasquad scrimmage. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics) By Andrew Hattersley In new DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin’s first year as head coach of the men’s soccer program, he brought with him nine freshmen including five players from Illinois, three from Minnesota and one from Maryland. … Continue reading Childhood friends reunited as teammates at DePaul

Where are they now? Three local players get their first taste of NWSL action with Red Star players on World Cup duty

By Andrew Hattersley With departure comes opportunity. That was the case for a trio of local players after four Chicago Red Stars were named U.S Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis’ 23-player roster to represent the United States in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This opened the door for a three former college … Continue reading Where are they now? Three local players get their first taste of NWSL action with Red Star players on World Cup duty

DePaul wraps up its second spring under Mark Plotkin

By Andrew Hattersley A year ago, the focus for new DePaul head coach Mark Plotkin and his staff was on learning about his new group of players and establishing the culture, expectations and style he wanted to play with. This spring began with a different feeling, with a veteran group that returned ten of 11 … Continue reading DePaul wraps up its second spring under Mark Plotkin

Where are they now? Chicago native Reggie Cannon excelling with FC Dallas and the U.S. national team

By Andrew Hattersley   One of Chicago’s own in Reggie Cannon is now making a name for himself around the U.S and nationally as he is off to another strong start with FC Dallas. Signed as a homegrown player on Dec. 22, 2016, Cannon became the 18th homegrown player to sign with FC Dallas. The … Continue reading Where are they now? Chicago native Reggie Cannon excelling with FC Dallas and the U.S. national team

Where are they now? Former Northwestern goalie taking advantage of his opportunity with LAFC

By Andrew Hattersley   Selected as the 27th overall pick of the MLS Expansion Draft on December 12, 2017, former Northwestern goalkeeper Tyler Miller has found a home with LAFC, starting all 33 games in 2018 as well as the first nine games this season. After allowing five goals in the first four games of … Continue reading Where are they now? Former Northwestern goalie taking advantage of his opportunity with LAFC

Loyola women’s soccer wraps up successful spring following tournament run

The Loyola Ramblers' women's soccer team concluded their spring preparations ahead of the start of the 2019 season in August. (Steve Woltmann/Loyola Athletics )By Andrew Hattersley Loyola women’s soccer entered last season with three goals: secure a first-round bye in the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, win the conference championship and win a game in the NCAA … Continue reading Loyola women’s soccer wraps up successful spring following tournament run

Where are they now? Grant Stoneman

By Andrew Hattersley After becoming just the second Loyola draft pick in the program’s history, Grant Stoneman's pro career is off to a good start with the Lansing Ignite of USL League One. Stoneman, who was selected 55th overall by the Chicago Fire in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, extended the Ignite’s lead over Richmond to … Continue reading Where are they now? Grant Stoneman

Q&A: Pat Flinn embracing return to University of Chicago

New head coach Pat Flinn returns to University of Chicago, where he spent three seasons as an assistant coach under former head coach Mike Babst. Photo courtesy of Loyola Athletics.By Andrew Hattersley @AndrewHattsAfter a pair of seasons in Rogers Park as Assistant Men's Soccer Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Loyola Chicago, Pat Flinn returned to University … Continue reading Q&A: Pat Flinn embracing return to University of Chicago