SYCAMORE SOCCER CLUB
Soccer Club is pleased to announced the merger of Sycamore Soccer Club, Lakota
United and Cincinnati United Premier. Please visit our new website at www.cincyunited.com
for information on the Club and Spring Try-outs.
directly to Try-out Registration, please visit www.bluesombrero.com/cincinnatiunited
A Message from the Club President
To Our Players, Parents, Coaches, and Administrators:
We are pleased to announce that Cincinnati United Premier (“CUP”), the Sycamore
Soccer Club (“Sycamore Arsenal”), Lakota United Soccer Club, and the Warren County Soccer
Club are deeply engaged in discussions regarding a possible merger of the four clubs into one
At the present time, there has been no conclusion to these discussions. However, through
various committee meetings and a joint meeting of the four boards of directors of these clubs, it
was determined that we share similar ideals, commitments, training philosophies, and structures.
The four clubs are generally run by soccer professionals and boards who know each other well
and have developed a trust from those years of interaction. Sycamore, Lakota, and Warren
County are extensively involved in the management of CUP. Sycamore and Warren County run
the Spring Girls Elite Tournament together. Because all four clubs have so much in common, we
believed it appropriate to discuss what a new club would look like drawn on a clean sheet of
Our vision is simple:
•We want to become a destination club for the area
•We want to improve soccer opportunities for every player at every level of interest and ability.
• We want to “raise the bar” for Cincinnati soccer in terms of :
1. Player development
2. Coaching education
3. Facilities and resources
4. Performance at regional and national levels
5. Outreach to the greater soccer community in coaching education and training.
6. To create an integrated program from the junior levels to U23 teams.
The benefits of such a merger are numerous. They include the opportunities for players
to grow within one club from the most junior ages through their collegiate playing careers;
pooling our soccer professionals; creation of highly competitive teams capable of consistently
competing for regional and national championships; providing resources for soccer training and
development for players at the CUSL level programs, and minimize the duplication of resources.
One of the goals of the potential merger is to maintain neighborhood based support
centers (West, Central, and East). Most CUSL Comp 1 through Comp 6 teams will feel very
little impact from the merger and would remain primarily intact. They would still be coached by
parents and trained by professional trainers, as they are now. They would continue to practice
and play home games in similar places. However, the merger would allow us to combine players
on teams which struggle to fill a roster to assure that all of our teams have adequate numbers for
training and playing.
Our merger talks continue on a rapid pace. Our clubs’ soccer professionals are beginning
to outline how the new club would be structured in terms of assuring appropriate player
development. Representatives from each of the clubs is analyzing our individual and combined
financial resources and will prepare sample budgets so that players, parents, and coaches will be
assured that there will not be a negative impact from such a merger.
At the present time, we are working on those and other issues. The enormity of the task
cannot be understated. Similarly, the enormity of the opportunity to create something special for
greater Cincinnati soccer players cannot be ignored. In fact, other clubs upon hearing the rumors
of our discussions have informally asked to be considered in the process as well. Additional
clubs may be involved either in the early discussions or as time and the development of the
proposed club progresses.
We are all very excited about the potentials of such a merger. It makes sense
economically, it makes sense geographically, and most importantly it makes sense for our kids.
Our goal will be to serve all players, from the youth level through their college career, at a higher
level than now possible for individual clubs in this area.
Our research of other clubs throughout the nation who have created such a merged club
convinces us that all players of whatever interest or ability level; coaches – both parent and
professional; and the soccer communities will all be benefited. This is an exciting opportunity
and we are proud to be a part of it.
We will update you on matters as they progress and plan on having an informational
meeting for the club as soon as details are sufficiently developed.
Anyone interested in volunteering for any of the subcommittees, which will be formed to
work on the merger, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President, Sycamore Soccer Club
President, Cincinnati United Premier
contact Matt Miller (777-5199) if you are
interested in U18Boys team.
Congrats to the U12
The Sycamore Arsenal U12 Girls were
champions of the Ohio Elite Spring Classic Soccer Tournament held on April
28-29th weekend. They won all four tournament games and were never scored upon!
The final game was won against an Ohio Premier team, 3-0.
WAY TO GO, GIRLS!
Congrats to the U8 - Boys Black
Team for winning the State of Ohio Cup tourney
GREAT JOB, GUYS!
the five Sycamore Arsenal and Cincinnati United Premier (CUP....an
Arsenal-affiliated program) teams that made it to the Finals of the 2007 US
Youth Soccer Ohio South State Cup. The U11-Boys, coached by KimScheper,
and the U12-Boys, coached by Mike Duncan, both lost in hard-fought battles in
the State Cup Finals. The U15-Boys CUP Red team also lost in the State Cup
Finals. The U18-Boys CUP Red team was victorious and are State Cup Champs
for the third year in a row. The U15-Girls CUP Red team was also
victorious....half of these girls came through the Sycamore Arsenal program.
WAY TO GO.......
Congratulations to the
following Arsenal teams for their fine finishes in the Arsenal Challenge Cup
2006 >>>>>>(**Trophy Room will be updated shortly)
U-14 Girls (Patti)---2nd Place in Dog Days
The Sycamore Arsenals
U-14 girls team coached by Pete Patti and Jim Moore
got their season off to a great start!!! They participated in the MTSC
Dog Days Tournament August 18-20. They won their first game 2-0 against
the CSC Patriots,then beat
the Harrison Vipers 3-1 and continued the rally and beat the MTSC Blue
3-1. They advanced to the finals where they faced NK United Blue.
After a tough struggle in the heat of the day they lost 2-0. They
received second place trophies!! Congratulations girls-way to start the
HOME OF THE SYCAMORE ARSENAL
Welcome to the website of the Sycamore Soccer Club.
The Sycamore Soccer Club is a
competitive-level soccer club located in northeast Cincinnati, Ohio. This Spring
2006 season, the club is fielding more than 40 select youth soccer teams in the
U8 through U18 age brackets. Our teams
play in the Cincinnati United Soccer League (CUSL) and the Buckeye Premier
We are proud of the Sycamore Soccer
Club, and we invite you to learn more about the organization, its programs, and
our teams, known as the Sycamore ARSENAL.
Use the buttons on the sidebar or across the top of the page to navigate the
website. Alternatively, if you have specific questions, please feel free
to send us an email using the link we provide on this page. Thank you for
visiting our website!
click on the “News and Announcements”
button for more information
GIRLS U14 PREMIER TEAM
FIRST ARSENAL TEAM TO ADVANCE TO REGION II CHAMPIONSHIP!
U14 Girls also win
"back to back" CUSL Championships in the Premier Division
The U14 Girls Premier Team coached by Lisa Surace, Dan Brady and Scott Rodgers became the first
Arsenal team in club history to advance to the Region II Championship.
They achieved a Wild Card spot after placing in second place in the Midwest
Region League's Premier Division with a 7-2-1 record including a
victory over last year's Region Champ, Vardar. In addition, the
Girls won "back to back" championships in the CUSL premier
division. In fact, they did not lose a CUSL game in the fall or spring
ending with a 11-0-3 combined CUSL record. In
two seasons, the U14 Girls only lost 4 games that included not only some of the
best teams in the State but in the 11 State, Region II! Their two season
record was 30-4-9! Congratulations
to the girls!
6/20/06 Also big congrats to Arsenal U11 Boys
Premier (Duncan) for a terrific year. This spring, the boys were
semi-finalists in Javanon Cup, State Cup, and Adidas
Warrior Cup. In addition, they were repeat Nike Cup Elite Division
Champs. They were also back-to-back CUSL Premier Division Champs for Fall
2005 and Spring 2006 with a combined record of 14-0-0 with 66 goals for and
only 7 goals against….undefeated in league play as U11’s with 5 shut-outs this
U11 Boys Premier (Duncan) Nike Cup Champs
6/20/06---A great season for the U14 Boys (Simpson)…….. U-14 Premier Boys (Simpson) are
Champions of The Kolping
Seth Stevens Memorial Cup winning all 4 games Held the weekend of May 21 &
22, 2006. They are also U-14 Boys CUSL Premier League Champions for the fifth
time in 7 seasons. The boys were semi-finalist in The Jr. Irish Memorial
Day Tourn. (South Bend, Indiana) losing the
semi-final game in penalty kicks.
6/20/06 Kudos to the following Arsenal teams:
U15 Boys team—Queen City Champions
U10 Boys (Orkwis)---Kolping Seth Stevens Champions
U9 Boys (Tholke)---CUSL
In-season tourney Finalists
U8 Boys (Vergara)---Queen
U11 Boys (Juran)---Creek
U15 Boys------Queen City tourney
6/20/06 Trophy Room has been updated…..check it
out for the latest
Arsenal successes. The Arsenal had 10 teams
finish either 1st
Or 2nd in their respective divisions for Spring
5/5/06 Congratulations to the following teams:
U9 Girls (Akgunduz)—Miami Spring Classic Champions
U11 Boys (Duncan)---Nike Cup Champions
U12 Girls (Knue)----Miami
Spring Classic Champions
U14 Boys (Simpson)--- Adidas Cup of Champions Finalist
Elite Invitational Results---
Click on the links to see the results of a great weekend of
Thanks to all the teams for making this event a huge
success. And many thanks to all the volunteers
the tourney run smoothly.
SPECIAL REPORT -- Our very own Charlie Cooke was
recognized in by Chelsea FC during “A Century of Chelsea” celebration. Charlie was
voted onto the Greatest XI Century Team as one of two Attacking
Midfielders. Congrats, Charlie and THANKS for being part of the Arsenal!