Wauekgan Indoor Soccer Teams Play With Heart

Heart of the City
Updated 5/19/2017 10:16 AM
  • Heart of the City's Union players celebrate with teammates after their triumph over the Supersonics in the U8-U9 finals. Heart of the City

    Heart of the City's Union players celebrate with teammates after their triumph over the Supersonics in the U8-U9 finals. Heart of the City

Hundreds of families came out to support the Heart of the City indoor soccer teams as they ended their indoor season Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Robert Abbot Middle School.

"All the teams played incredibly hard," said Brandon Massey, Chief Operating Officer for the nonprofit. "Soccer is a powerful pathway to youth development. They kids on our teams have grown through moments of success and failure this season."

Final standings for the six season final games were as follows:


Pachuca struck down Waukegan Lightning



Union triumphed over Supersonics



Galacticos won over the Bulldogs



Lions roared to victory over USA FC



Waukegan Fire triumphed over the Huskies



Amistad edged out the Spartans


The true power of the game is its capacity to make a difference in a young person's life though, shared HOTC's new Director of Development, Adrienne Wright.

"This is my first Heart of the City tournament. The determination, dedication, desire and discipline of these players is outstanding," said Wright. "I'm proud to be a part of making sure Waukegan children aren't left sitting on the sidelines due to economic barriers."

Music from Tobal Mix helped to create a festive atmosphere for the families who came dressed in team attire and with their own noise makers in hand to celebrate the end of a hard-played season together.

The organization's outdoor recreation league, which runs May through October, is now open for registration. Heart of the City charges 50-65% lower than other soccer organizations in the area to ensure access to their programming.

Tryouts for the organization's competitive club, North Central United, are also next week at Waukegan Sports Park, 3391 W. Beach Rd on Tuesday, May 23rd & Thursday, May 25th:

6:00-7:30 pm

Boys and girls

Years 2010 (U8 through 2007 (U11)

7:30-9:00 pm

Boys and girls

Years 2006 (U12) through 1999 (U18)

A non-refundable $45.00 fee should be paid prior to the team audition; players will receive a tryout shirt and have the payment applied to their balance if they're selected for a team.

Heart of the City has served the youth of Lake County since 2014. Currently, the charitable organization serves nearly 800 youth per year through its recreational and competitive soccer program. To learn more about Heart of the City email Adrienne@Heartofthecitysports.org

About the Heart of the City

Since 2014, Heart of the City has provided an opportunities youth in the Lake County area to participate in recreational and competitive soccer activities. We believe that all youth should have access to high-quality sports programs and to academic learning opportunities, and as a result we endeavor to teach our players to be competitive on the field, successful in their school, and productive in their community. For more information, visit Heartofthecitysports.org.

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