Monday, June 21, 2010

Springfield's soccer community unites to watch World Cup

Ten years ago, riding on the successes of the men’s team at the University of Illinois Springfield (and previously the former Sangamon State University), soccer became one of the most popular sports to play in town.

Local high schools were winning state titles, and the YMCA soccer fields adjacent to UIS were full of shin guard-wearing kids and their parents.

The Springfield Men’s Soccer League was born about the same time, drawing players who hailed from all over the world.

UIS soccer was featured in a June 18, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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