The U-16 Girls Mercer FC Magic were Finalists in the US Club National Championship in Denver Colorado, representing the Mid-Atlantic Region. To get to the Finals, the Magic tied the Maine State Champions (1-1), beat the New Hampshire SeaCoast (2-1), and beat the highly ranked North California Wild-Fire West (4-1). The Magic played 100 scoreless minutes against the local Colorado United, falling at last in the 7th round of a PK shootout. Great effort girls!!
Congratulations to the U16 Girls Mercer FC Magic who were today crowned US Club Soccer Regional Champions.
With a clean sweep of wins versus FC Copa (2-1), STA Morris United (5-0) and GPS Massachusettes (1-0) the Magic will now go on to represent the Mid Atlantic Region at the Nationals next month in Colorado.
We are hoping to be joing by the U15 Santos team who play their final game on Thursday. Good luck girls!
Mercer FC is excited to announce the appointment of Scott Loesser as Boys Director of Coaching. Loesser joins our staff from Mercer County College where he served as the Head Assistant Coach since 2011.
Loesser holds his USSF D National License, NSCAA DOC Certificate, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, Youth Defending and Attacking Principles Certificate and is pursuit of his NSCAA Premier Diploma and other USSF Licenses.
Scotts role within the club will be to educate, coordinate, and facilitate soccer development of coaches, players, and parents specifically on the boys side of the program. Loesser will work with each team to make sure they are developing to their maximum potential and developing a passion for the game of soccer and will oversee player retention and recruitment.
Mercer FC U12 Boys Celtic rounded out the Fall season by representing the Club at the prestigious America Trophy hosted by English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur.
Within the Celtic bracket were five teams all ranked within the top 15 Nationally, so the competition was fierce in every game. The boys battled well and displayed the kind of attractive soccer that saw the Tottenham Academy Staff approach Coach Ewen to congratulate him on the style of play that the boys put forward which directly mirrors that of our Academy counterparts in North London. An additional congratulations to Sawyer from the team who earned a Top Player Man of the Match award from the Tottenham Scouting staff.
Mercer FC teams play on into December, as this Thanksgiving sees three of our teams in action on the road.
The U16G Magic and U15G Santos travel to Long Island to compete in the National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase (NEWSS) where they will compete in front of over 100 College Coaches.
Our U14G Spurs traveled a little further as they are representing the club at the prestigious ESPN Disney Junior Showcase. They opened their account today with a hard fought 0-0 tie with Chelsea FC from Georgia, and will continue to play one of the top teams in Texas before completing group play against MLS franchise Orlando City in the final group game.
Our U12B Celtic team will round out the year competition by competing in the Tottenham Hotspur Invitational in Baltimore on Dec 5th-6th.
This Columbus Day weekend Mercer FC teams U12 Celtic and U10 Leverkusen were represented in out of State competition in Maryland at the SAC Columbus Day Tournament.
Tournament Champions Celtic, continued their unbeaten record this season with impressive 5-0 wins on Saturday against Central Carrol Strikers and Starz Select both of Maryland. Sunday saw Celtic take on Tournament hosts SAC Blue turning in a 3-1 win, before facing SAC White in the final with a 2-1 win to be crowned tournament winners.
Our U10 Leverkusen in their first tournament together also went unbeaten over the weekend, recording a win and two ties to place them as semi finalists.
Mercer Spurs U14 Girls competed in the Gold bracket of the EDP Cup this Columbus weekend.
After wins against Hotspurs Elite (West Pennsylvania) and FC Long Island (New York East) on Saturday.
Sunday saw a difficult physical game against Beachside of Connecticut which the girls did well to tie, before eventually falling just short in the final suffering their first defeat of the season against Atletico Girls of NY.
The girls are back in action this weekend with an EDP game vs Staten Island, 3pm kick off at WWCP.
Spurs Finalists in National Girls No. 1 Tournament
Mercer FC Spurs U13G - FC Stars of Mass
Mercer Spurs had a great weekend up at the number one Nationally ranked FC Stars of Mass tournament held in Boston, Massachusetts.
Spurs opened up group play with a spirited defensive display resulting in a 0-0 tie against the highly ranked World Class Academy from New York, followed up with a 1-0 win over NJ Crush, leaving us top of the table at close of play on Saturday night.
Sunday saw us matched up against the number 2 team in New Hampshire, Global Premier Soccer, the girls came out tough with a 2-1 win with goals from Kelli and Amanda seeing us safely into the final.
We then went on to contest a very close game in the final, where we played local club the Boston Breakers. Our girls dominated large passages of play but ended up narrowly losing 2-1 to a PK in the final 3 minutes of play. The girls played hard and got progressively better as the weekend went on, this sets us up nicely for our EDP league campaign.
Great job girls, looking forwards to a great season!
Mercer Magic Finish Strong to Win National Elite Womens Showcase
Mercer Magic at Natonal Elite Womens Soccer Showcase
Mercer Magic finished the season strong by winning the National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase. Playing against FC Westchester Academy (Won 5-0), HBC FCNY (won 5-0), Lake Grove Dynamite (tied 0-0) and closing out with a 4-0 win against TSF Academy capped an excellent weekend of soccer.
The win moves the girls up to number 5 in the State and 27th Nationally.
The girls ended the season losing only once in their last 10 games, to a team ranked in the top 10 in the country. After a tough transition to the highest ranked EDP flight the girls have adapted excellently as we look forward to the winter and spring seasons.