5/22/15 World Soccer News – Carmel FC Indy 11 Nite

Carmel FC Enjoys Indy 11 Night at the Mike, League Season’s Wrap-up,

The Old Ballcoach – May 21, 2015 —  So Carmel FC had over 150 kids and parents on hand Sat Night, May 14 at the Indy 11 game.  After a spirited game on the field with the U9 and U11 girls teams battling it out, the group took in the game from behind the Indy 11 goal.  The exciting match ended in a 3-1 loss for the Boys in Blue – but the boys and girls on hand from Carmel FC had a blast. indy11cfcnight_jeremyfam

the U 11 and U 9 Carmel FC Girls at Indy 11 night May 16, 2015
the U 11 and U 9 Carmel FC Girls at Indy 11 night May 16, 2015


Check out more pics on Carmel FC’s facebook page www.facebook.com/carmelfchq.  Thanks to the Indy 11, the CFC coaches and team Mgr extraordinaire Lisa Martin for all her work organizing the event.  Don’t Forget tryout’s for Carmel FC U10 and under is Tues, June 2 and U11-U18 Tryouts are June 8 + 9.  Visit CFC Tryouts for more details and to register.

On to World Soccer News, so the league season’s are wrapping up for the EPL, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, Germany’s Bundesliga and France’s Ligue 1 overseas this weekend.  This season is rather anti-climatic as the winners of each league have already celebrated and only a few relegation and 1 champions league spot is up for grabs this weekend.  It reminds me while we may have some things messed up in the US with sports – our Playoffs in Hoops, Hockey, Football and Baseball trump the alternative in World Soccer.  I love relegation with the top 2 or 3 teams from the lower leagues replacing the bottom 2 or 3 teams in say the EPL or Serie A.  Imagine – the Timberwolves or Knicks not trying to lose to get draft picks but fighting for their lives to be allowed to stay in the NBA and not be replaced by a 2nd division squad from Rochester.  However, with NO championships being decided on this the last weekend of league play imagine if the top 4 teams in each Euro League went into a 2 game playoff starting next week.  You could cut the league season’s back by 2 weeks/games and really have some excitement among the top teams in each division with a simple 4 team playoff to decide the Champions of each league. Now it might interfere with the FA Cup or Copa Del Rey a little but seriously those are almost always one-sided affairs anyway. Something for the top Soccer Leagues in the World to think about as we get ready for Ladies World Cup, U-20 World Cup and Men’s Gold Cup play this summer.  Good Luck to everyone trying out the first 2 weeks of June in Indiana. (click on the links below for soccer stories from around the world) 


Juve vs Barca –perfect final Marcotti – ESPN FC

Pragmatic Coaches were successful this year

Power Rankings Worlds Top Teams

Tactics in UCL Finals – Luvi Bird SI

Europa League Finals Set


US Ladies Win big over Mexico

See Tobin Heath’s Renaldo move to free Abby’s first goal

US Ladies win over Ireland on Mother’s Day

US Ladies – 23 stories on 23 players

GK Brad Freidel ends illustrious Career

GK Brad Freidel’s #s

Gedion Zelalem cleared to Join US U20 World Cup Team

Gedion will fit on US U20 World Cup Team

Gedion Zalalem makes debut in 60th minute of win over Austrailia

US 20s making strides overseas

Who will start where for the U20s?

US U23s path to Olympics takes place in US MLS stadiums

Grant Wahl SI on Bob Bradley and more European Soccer

USMNT Ups and Downs

US Keeper Brad Guzan might be out at Aston Villa


Barca wins La Liga Title over Real and more around the world

Barca wins La Liga

Final Day of EPL all about Relegation for the last spot out.

Right time for Gerrard to leave Liverpool

Gerrard should be staying at Liverpool

Should DeGea leave Man U for Real?

DeGea named Man U player of the Year

Sterling looking to leave Anfield and Liverpool?

Reports Ancelotti out at Real Madrid on to  AC Milan – ESPN FC

Why John Terry is still the EPL’s Top Defender

Beckham turned 40 and I missed it

Leicester saves themselves with great finish Ian MacIntosh – EPSN FC

The Cost of Relegation in the EPL  $85 Million

Where will GK Petr Cech land? Man U, PSG?  Pro Soccer Talk

Week 37 Ramblings Rotoworld – Neal Thurman

EPL Standings   La Liga Standings  Italy Serie A   Germany Bundesliga   French Ligue 1


MLS Power Rankings

Can Gerrard save LA ?  Jason Davis  ESPN FC

Top 20 players in MLS

Attendance in MLS up 11%


Indy 11 to host Louisville City in US Open Cup Wed, May 27th

Indy 11 add 23rd player Striker Duke Lacroix

Recap of U11 loss to MNU 3-1

Tickets for Indy 11 vs Rowdies Sat May 30 and Indiana Craft Brew Night still available



Saturday, May 23:

3 pm ESPN3     Indy 11 vs Ottawa

Sunday, May 24

EPL Championship Sunday Last Games of Season

10:00 a.m., NBC and Telemundo: Hull City vs. Manchester United
10:00 a.m., NBCSN and NBC Universo: Chelsea vs. Sunderland
10:00 a.m., USA Network: Newcastle United vs. West Ham United
10:00 a.m., CNBC: Everton vs. Tottenham Hotspur
10:00 a.m., MSNBC: Manchester City vs. Southampton
10:00 a.m., Syfy: Stoke City vs. Liverpool
10:00 a.m., Bravo: Arsenal vs. West Bromwich Albion
10:00 a.m., E!: Crystal Palace vs. Swansea City
10:00 a.m., Esquire: Aston Villa vs. Burnley
10:00 a.m., Oxygen: Leicester City vs. Queens Park Rangers

5:00 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes) MLS:  New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union, 
7:00 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, Fox Deportes) MLS: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Orlando City,

Wednesday, May 27

Europa League Finals 2:45 pm,  Fox Sports 1 Sevilla vs Dnipro Dnipro

7 pm ESPN 2 Toronto vs Manchester City

Saturday, May 30

English FA CUP Finals 12 noon  Fox Sports 1  Aston Villa vs Arsenal

Spain Copa Del Rey Finals 3 pm beIn Sports  Barcelona vs Athletic Club

International friendly 4:30 p.m., ESPN: United States women vs. South Korea (at Red Bull Arena,)

7:30 pm TV8    Indy 11 vs Tampa Bay Rowdies

Friday, June 5

International friendly 2:30 pm,  ESPN: Netherlands vs. United States men

Saturday, June 6

UEFA Champions League (FINALS)

2:45 p.m., Fox :   Barcelona vs. Real Madrid

Monday, June 8

WORLD CUP 7:30 p.m., Fox: United States women vs. Australia

Wednesday, June 10

International friendly

Time TBD, Fox Sports 1 and UniMás: Germany vs. United States men (Cologne, Germany)

Friday, June 12

WORLD CUP 8 p.m., Fox: United States women vs. Sweden

Tuesday, June 16

WORLD CUP 8 p.m., Fox: United States women vs. Nigeria

Friday, July 3

International friendly

6:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1 and UniMás: United States men vs. Guatemala (Nashville, Tenn.)


  • ·       Saturday, May 30: US U-20s  vs Myanmar 12:01 am U-20 World Cup- Fox Sports 1
  • Saturday, May 30: US Women vs Korea 4:30 pm     ESPN
  • Tuesday, June 2 :  US U-20s  vs New Zealand 3 AM   U-20 World Cup  – Fox Sports 1
  • Fri  June 5 :           US U-20s  vs Ukraine 3 AM   U-20 World Cup  – Fox Sports 1
  • Friday, Jun 5:        USMNT vs Netherlands 2:30 PM  ESPN, UniMas, UDN
  • Mon, Jun 8           US Women vs Australia – 7:30 pm WORLD CUP – Fox Sports
  • Wednesday, Jun 10: USMNT vs Germany 2:45 PM Fox Sports 1, UniMas, UDN
  • Fri, Jun 12            US Women vs Sweden – 8 pm WORLD CUP – Fox Sports 
  • Tues, Jun 16    US Women vs Nigeria – 8 pm WORLD CUP – Fox Sports 
  • Friday, Jul 3:       USMNT vs Guatemala 6:30 PM   Fox Sports 1, UniMas, UDN
  • Tuesday, Jul 7: USMNT vs Honduras 9:30 PM Gold Cup   Frisco, Texas   Fox Sports 1,
  • Friday, Jul 10: USMNT vs Haiti 8:30 PM Gold Cup   Foxborough   Fox Sports 1, UniMas
  • Monday, Jul 13: USMNT vs Panama9:30 PM  Gold Cup  Kansas City  Fox Sports 1,

Soccer Camps – Boys and Girls -Ages 6 – 14

Post2Post Soccer Camp
CFC and Carmel High Coach Carla Baker – former National Team Goalie for Canada will run her annual GK camp June 1-4 9 am to 3 pm $190 each @ Badger Field

Indy 11 Soccer Camp June 8-11 — 9 am till 12 noon Ages 5-14 $135 @ Badger Fields 

3 v 3 Kick in the Grass National Tour July 11 8 am – All Day  Badger Field  4 games minimum  – 3 v 3 soccer  U-6 to High School

Post2Post Soccer Camp
Former Pittsburgh Head Coach Sue-Moy Chin and Former Iowa Coach Carla Baker run their annual field player camp for players of all abilities July 27-30 — 9 am to 3 pm $190 each @ Badger

Goal2Gol Soccer Camp
CHS Men’s Head Coach Shane Schmidt, a former U-20 US National Team player, runs his annual camp from 9 am to 2 pm July 13-17. $150 before 6/30 @ River Road Fields.

Coach Shane Best
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