Fort Wayne, IN, – The Fort Wayne Sport Club 1st Team won the coveted Championship Trophy in the Tournament of Champions (TOC) of the US Soccer Adult Association (USASA) for the 14-State Midwest Region on Sunday afternoon, July 28th , after a solid 4-0 win over Lake Saint Claire in the Final. It is the first time the Fort Wayne Sport Club has won the TOC Region 2 Trophy since 1980, 39 years ago, when the tournament first started.
Video highlights of the Final can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMy41fbKYQ4&feature=youtu.be
A photo and short video of the 1st Team celebrating receiving the trophy can be found at: https://www.1927fwsc.com/post/fwsc-1st-team-toc-champions
The Region II Championship title allows the 1 st Team to participate in the upcoming National Championship of the USASA on the 16th & 17th of August at Troy Park in Elkridge, Maryland. The 1 st Team will play the Region I champion, Lansdowne Yonkers FC of Eastern New York, in the semi-final for the National Championship on Friday 16th . The Championship Final will be the following day.
The Fort Wayne Sport Club was founded in 1927 by an active group of soccer players who immigrated to the Fort Wayne area from Germany in the aftermath of World War I. Their immediate goal was ‘the promotion of football (soccer) and German culture’ in the Northeast Indiana area. Today, the Fort Wayne Sport Club is a hub of soccer activity, with programs for recreational and competitive soccer players from age 4-years to 30-and-over. “We are extremely proud of our long history and heritage of encouraging participation in soccer at all levels throughout the area,” stated Dan Kruse, President of Fort Wayne Sport Club. The Fort Wayne Sport Club is a member of Indiana Soccer, which is the state-wide representative of US Youth Soccer, US Adult Soccer and US Soccer. Since 1992, 61 people have been inducted into the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame. Seven of those 61 are Fort Wayne Sport Club members, the most from any club in the state.