As we head into the 2014-2015 season, all current Team Evanston players will be required to purchase the Returning Player Uniform Package (two jerseys, pair of shorts, pair of socks), as the current Adidas uniform kit that Team Evanston has used for the past three years is no longer being manufactured. The new uniform will have separate tailoring for girls and boys. Team Evanston has used this as an opportunity to modernize its logo, marrying the ball and banner of our previous logo with the now-standard soccer shield/crest.
If you have last season's warm-up suit (jacket and pants), Chicago Soccer will replace the old logo with the new one. If you do not have a warm-up suit from last year, you’ll need to purchase one for the 2014-2015 season. Purchases can be made in-person at any Chicago Soccer store or by clicking here.
Kick-it! 2014 Scores Big
To everyone who attended or donated money to Team Evanston's Kick-It! 2014 fundraiser this past Saturday, we thank you for your support!You helped us celebrate the grand opening of our new indoor facility in style. We had over 175 people in attendance and netted over $5,000, which will be used for improvements to the facility such as a pathway to the street from the rear of the facility and possibly a scoreboard. We also appreciate that Peter Braithwaite, City of Evanston's 2nd Ward Alderman and Joe McRae, Director of Parks, Recreation & Community Services/Deputy City Manager, were both on hand to celebrate with us Saturday night.
During the event, Team Evanston Board Members Lander Brown and Kathleen O'Connor were given appreciation awards for their many hours of hard work ensuring that the facility was operational and in top shape for us this spring. Terence Lord was presented with the first-annual Coach of the Year award for his years of dedication to Team Evanston and his outstanding coaching with our club.
Attendees enjoyed a delicious array of food from J&L Catering, washing it down with delectable craft beer from Temperance Beer Company and tasty gelato from Panino's. After the awards were presented, parents were treated to a blistering live performance by Chicken Bone, who got everyone tapping their feet or out to dance.
We would like to thank Temperance, Panino's, and Chicken Bone for their generous donations. In addition, we would like to thank Gabe Brooks for the many, many hours of hard work she put into the event to make it a success and John Cleave, winner of the 50/50 raffle, who donated his winnings ($1,000) back to the club.
We plan to make this an annual event, so if you couldn’t make it, we hope to see you next year!
Team Evanstonís Indoor Facility Opens, Advantage Rule in Effect
Team Evanston’s indoor facility at 2025 Dempster passed inspection last week, and already the Club has had advantage applied: foul weather barred use of outdoor fields last week, so Team Evanston was able to continue play by bringing practice inside. The 30,000 square foot facility features five turf fields as well as office and meeting space for Issac, the coaches, and Club Administrators. Team Evanston will use the facility for practice during the winter months and whenever inclement weather prevents the kids from practicing outdoors. It will also be used for clinics and other specialized training.
Team Evanston will be hosting its annual fundraiser at the facility on Saturday, May 10th.
Work on the Team Evanston Indoor Facility has Begun!
Construction has begun on Team Evanston’s Indoor facility at 2025 Dempster Street, and workers are in full swing transforming it into a state-of-the-art soccer facility. Stay tuned for progress!
Fall 2013 - Ice Cream Social
Team Evanston would like to thank all the families and players who came out to watch and support the coaches as they competed on Wednesday at James Park. After a slight Ice Cream delay the two teams kicked off an exciting game full of technique, poise and skills. After the kick off the orange team got a quick goal by Branko to put them ahead 1-0. The victory was short lived however as Issac and his team counteracted that goal scoring two to take the lead. The game quickly turned into a game of finesse while shooting on net as both teams were placing their opportunities just out of the reach of both keepers. As the sun was setting at James Park and the ice cream was all but devoured the game began to favor the blue team as they got a ball down the right wing and it was crossed to the back post for Maruicio to put the finishing touch on it and placed the ball into the corner of the net and the blue team celebrated their victory. Issac and his team hold as the raining champs for another year defeating the orange team 6-5. We would like to thank everyone again for their support and we are looking forward to another great fall season.
We are proud to announce that our club will now have Spirit Wear for parents, family members and Team Evanston supporters. Spirit Wear will allow for you to support your son/daughter on the sidelines in Team Evanston attire. Please check out our web page to see all the options, colors and different designs that are available for purchase.
Thank you Brandi
Team Evanston was honored to have former US Women's National Team player Brandi Chastain come to town and host her soccer academy with our club last week at ETHS. The girls spent the week playing in small groups and one-on-one with Brandi and her coaching staff, working to improve their individual skills. As the week progressed, the players' passion for the game was enhanced by Brandi's knowledge and overall enjoyment in teaching the young players the nuances of the game. Team Evanston will continue to provide these opportunities for our players, to help them advance their skills and increase their passion for the sport. On behalf of the players, I would like to thank you Brandi for all the hard work and the fun environment you created for all of us.
Team Evanston Director of Coaching
Team Evanston Adds ETHS Varsity Coach to Staff
Team Evanston is proud to announce the addition of Maurizio Grillo, ETHS Girls Varsity Coach, to our coaching staff. Born in Italy, Grillo brings a lot of experience to our outstanding coaching lineup. "Bringing Maurizio to our club is just another step towards strengthening our club's relationship with Evanston Township High School. Our players and community will greatly benefit from this and we are absolutely thrilled to have Maurizio on board." said Issac Moushi, TE Director of Coaching.
Jeff Richey Named MISL Player of the Week
Set MISL record with 45-save shutout against Syracuse
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. – The Major Indoor Soccer League announced today that Chicago Soul goalkeeper Jeff Richey has been named the league’s Player of the Week for the 10th week of the 2012-13 season. Richey set a MISL record with 45 saves on Friday night, recording the first shutout in the league since 2011 as the Soul defeated the Syracuse Silver Knights 11-0 at the Sears Centre Arena.
Richey broke the previous record in the league’s current era, held by Jamie Lieberman of the Norfolk SharX with 38 last season against Syracuse, as he kept the Soul in the game for much of the contest. Chicago held a 4-0 lead at the halftime break, with Richey having recorded 22 saves in the opening 30 minutes.
"On behalf of Team Evanston, I'd like to thank the Team Evanston community (players, families, coaches) for attending and supporting the club's third annual ‘Team Evanston Night @ Northwestern’ on Friday, September 14. In addition to being a beautiful night along the lakefront, it was great to see the massive turnout that Team Evanston had in supporting this great event and Northwestern's soccer program."
Coaches Game/Ice Cream Social Recap
On September 5th, Team Evanston held its annual ice cream social and coach’s game. With the kids surrounding the field the coaches broke up into two evenly matched teams and began play. The game started off with a bang when the gray team took the ball down the field and took a great shot on goal, but the club's goalkeeper coach Jeff Richey made an outstanding save worthy of a Sportscenter highlight. The gray team continued dominating the game and soon took a 1-0 lead. However, the lead did not last long because the black team began pressuring and got a quick turnaround goal. Every goal that was scored was followed by a team/player wide celebration with a dog pile on the goal scoring coach. The game stayed back and forth until the last 30 minutes when the gray team started pulling away due to their supreme fitness conditioning and tactical organization. While the black team was trying to reorganize and find that much needed spark up front, the gray team stayed focused and passed the ball around in a way which would have made Pep Guardiola jealous. In the end, the gray team took home a 5-3 win over the black team. When reached for comment after the game, an unnamed member of the black team simply said, "It's all Dule's and Francisco's fault. I don't know why they put them on our team."
Thanks to all parents and players who came to watch the game. We are all looking forward to an exciting season!
Can you spot the soccer super star?
Team Evanston Director of Coaching Issac Moushi with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Team Evanston Coaches Get Ready For 2012-2013 Season
The Team Evanston coaching staff took part in a clinic focused on preparing them for the 2012-2013 soccer season. The staff was led by Team Evanston Director of Coaching Issac Moushi as the group went through season planning, a CPR certification course and technical and tactical field sessions. Check out some of the pictures below!
Aitor Karanka Camp Pics
U16 Boys Capture Club's First State Cup Title
On Sunday, May 20, 2012, Team Evanston Soccer Club took home its first state championship when its U16 Premier Boys squad defeated FCX South 3-0 in the finals of the Illinois Youth Soccer Association State Cup. Click the link for the full game report and more pictures.
U14 Boys Premier Team Volunteers at Local Soup Kitchen
Members of the U14 Boys Premier team gathered to put together 50 sack lunches for a local soup kitchen. Those participating provided the needed parts of the lunches, and together the boys made sandwiches and bagged up lunches for the Beth Emet Soup kitchen, which serves over 100 people in need each Wednesday evening and sends them off with a sack lunch for the next day. It was a very rewarding experience for the boys!
Team Evanston Runs Community Soccer Clinic
Over the holiday school break, Team Evanston partnered with the Fleetwood Jourdain Center to run a free 4 day Introduction to Soccer clinic. Director of Coaching Issac Moushi and several of his coaches acted as Camp Directors and led about dozen Team Evanston players (U14 Girls & High School Girls and Boys) who volunteered their time to be coaches. Not only was this a great community service project for our players and coaches, but the 35-45 children who attended the clinic each day really enjoyed learning about soccer and engaging with our Team Evanston players.
At the end of the clinic, Team Evanston donated new soccer balls to the Fleetwood Jourdain Center so they could continue to provide soccer time to their regular after school program children. In addition, Team Evanston and Betsy Jenkins, Fleetwood Jourdain’s Director, have decided to continue to offer a one hour clinic every Friday afternoon during this winter. Coach Santiago Rubio Gilabert will lead this Friday clinic with help from Team Evanston player volunteer coaches.
U12 Boys Orange - Ranked #3 in the state and #5 in the Midwest
Congratulations to the U12 Boys Orange team for being ranked #3 in Illinois and #5 in the Midwest by gotsoccer.com. The team recently won the St. Louis Scott Gallagher tournament by finishing undefeated and outscoring their opponents 14-0. In addition, the team is currently undefeated in NISL league play.
Team Evanston Player Travels To South Africa for the World Cup
Sebastien Nacher (U11 Boys Blue) recently traveled to South Africa to compete in the 2010 French School World Cup amongst 260 players from 26 different countries. After his team lost in the quarterfinals, Sebastien and the rest of the Lycee Francais Chicago team enjoyed action from the sidelines of the USA-Algeria game. Check out more pictures from Sebastien's trip after the jump....
The Team Evanston U13 Orange boys are champs in their community volunteer efforts. The boys conducted a canned food drive in association with Feed Someone Today, a newly formed social enterprise whose mission is to provide food assistance to those in need. In addition, they sorted, counted, and grouped foods for packaging. In total, they collected approximately 150 pounds of food! Recipients of this good deed include a group of 160 for the McGaw YMCA Resident Healthy Eating Initiative. Congratulations TE U13 Orange boys! Well done!!