2019 OUTDOOR SEASON
The National Soccer League is gearing up for the 2019 outdoor season. Key information:
Season: Late April through mid October
Affiliation fee: $300 if paid in full by March 1; $500 if paid March 2 or later.
Membership fee: $100 for all teams
Flexible scheduling for home games
Promotion/relegation structure (dependent on number of teams)
Strong competition: CKS Warta, RWB Adria and Gazelle SC reached 2018 Illinois State Cup semifinals
Tournament: NSL will host 100 Year Anniversary Tournament in July; date and location TBD.
For more information, contact the NSL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Executive Board of the National Soccer League of Chicago has added two new members, filling two previously vacant positions.
The Board welcomes Ante Loncar (RWB Adria) and George Gorecki (Stare Byki FC), back into the league's leadership team. Ante has accepted the position of Vice President and George has accepted the position of Board Member.
The Board is pleased that these two vital and longstanding members of our league have rejoined the Board. They come to the Board with fresh, new ideas that will drive our league towards our next 100 years. The NSL will announce several new structures in the coming weeks, as we prepare for the 2019 Outdoor Season.
Robby Gunderson netted four times last Friday, helping CKS Warta to an 8:2 win over Berber Stars in the Champions Division. Vikings kept pace with the leaders, trouncing Czarny Dunajec 8:0. Warta lead Vikings by one point as the season enters the home stretch.
Warta exacted revenge over the Stars, who had won the first meeting between the teams 4:2. A full-strength Warta side came prepared and focused, surging to a 4:0 lead by halftime.
Will Butler opened the scoring, driving a strong shot through traffic past the Stars goalkeeper. Gunderson scored twice to make it 3:0, and then Juan de la Cruz added the fourth on a power play.
Warta kept pushing after the break, leading 5:0 after Gunderson's third tally. The Stars responded through Michael Mendoza, but David Aranda's strike made it 6:1. Daniel Fernandez brought the Stars to within 6:2, but Gunderson and Samir Ghiasi put the result to bed with two goals at the end.
CKS Warta maintained their hold on first place in the Champions Division following a 5:1 drubbing of SAC Wisla last Friday. Xavier Gomez paced Warta with a pair of goals. Warta lead Vikings by one point in the title race with four games left in the campaign.
The sides battled to a goalless stalemate in the first half, but Warta wasted little time to stamp their authority on the match in the second frame. Adrian Ortiz opened the scoring with his sixth goal of the season, which sparked a scoring spree, during which Warta netted three times in three minutes.
Gomez knocked home a pair to make it 3:0, and Robby Gunderson put back a shot by Ortiz to put Warta up by four.
Wisla's Matthew Pytel spoiled Rodolfo Gonzalez's shutout bid to reduce the deficit to three. Jesus Perez replied for Warta to complete the scoring.
CKS Warta A and Vikings played to a dramatic 2:2 draw last Friday in a top-of-the table clash in the Champions Division. The outcome leaves Warta in the top spot, with 14 points from seven matches. Vikings edged into second place with 13 points.
The game started at a frenetic pace and it didn't take long for the goals to start flowing. Vikings needed just three minutes to grab the lead through Jaime Alonso, who took advantage of a Warta mistake in the back.
Adrian Ortiz equalized shortly thereafter and the sides went into the break knotted at 1:1.
Vikings regained the lead when Max Todd scored his first goal of the season midway through the first half, slipping through the Warta defense to tap home a corner kick.
Warta shifted to a 6-attacker formation with just over three minutes left in the game and were rewarded when Art Garza drilled a perfect shot into the far roof of the net to make it 2:2.
CKS Warta maintained their share of first place in the Champions Division after they downed Albania FC 6:1 last Friday. Newcomer Xavier Gomez scored four times to pace Warta, who have 13 points from their six matches.
Gomez bagged all four of his goals before halftime, and Jesus “Chino” Perez added another to give Warta a commanding 5:0 advantage at the break.
Warta might have taken their foot off the gas in the second half and utilized everyone in uniform as they cruised for the win. Luis “Negro” Sandoval scored his first goal of the season to make it 6:0.
Albania FC spoiled Warta's bid for the shutout, converting a free kick situation late in the match to complete the scoring.