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Sycamore Soccer Club is pleased to announced the merger of Sycamore Soccer Club, Lakota United and Cincinnati United Premier.  Please visit our new website at for information on the Club and Spring Try-outs.


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 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 
new club. 

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

Bill Posey 
President, Sycamore Soccer Club 
President, Cincinnati United Premier 


Please contact Matt Miller (777-5199) if you are 

interested in U18Boys team.



Congrats to the U12 Girls (Hopkins/Rolfes)

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.



Congrats to the U8 - Boys Black Team for winning the State of Ohio Cup tourney


Congratulations to the five Sycamore Arsenal and Cincinnati United Premier ( 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)

First Place---U11Boys-Scheper




Second Place---U8Boys-Black

U9Boys-Vergara (green)





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 season!!!!







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 League.


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







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 spring. 


                   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 City Finalists

       U11 Boys (Juran)---Creek Classic Champions


                   U15 Boys------Queen City tourney Champs


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 2006.


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


4/21/06 Arsenal Elite Invitational Results---

             Click on the links to see the results of a great weekend of  

             soccer.                 U11                  U12

             Thanks to all the teams for making this event a huge 

             success.  And many thanks to all the volunteers who helped

             the tourney run smoothly.  



2/21/06            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!