MSC Players Invited to Attend 2011 Crossfire-Inter Milan Residential Camp

Select players from Matanuska Soccer Club premier teams have been invited to attend the 2011 Crossfire Premier - Inter Milan Residential Camp in August, held at Camp Casey on Whidbey Island in Seattle. The addition of MSC players to the residential camp is a continuation of the working partnership developed between Matanuska Soccer Club and Crossfire Premier, the top development club in the Pacific Northwest and one of the top clubs in the country.

For more information on residential camp attendance, please contact your team's head coach.

Follow MSC players on the AKFC Blog

Parents, fellow players and other interested parties, make sure to follow your favorite MSC players as they travel to elite tournaments and other events. Visit and bookmark the AKFC blog for all the regular updates.

Highlights from the Las Vegas Mayor's Cup
Polaris 96, United 98 and Aurora 01 Compete against West's Best

The MSC Polaris 96 girls traveled to the Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup over the weekend of October 22-24, finishing with an overall record of 2-2. Also in action were AKFC squads’ United 98 and Aurora 01, both of whom finished with losses on PKs in the semifinal round in what’s now the 11th-ranked youth soccer tournament overall in the United States. Click here to see highlight packages for both Polaris 96 and United 98.

MSC Player Lights Up Northwest Champions League
Polaris 96 Forward Scores Five in Weekend Play

Peyton Johnstone re-joined the Crossfire Premier 97G A squad this past weekend, October 9-10, for three matches in the Northwest Champions League. Crossfire Premier took on the best Oregon has to offer and dominated, winning 6-1, 8-0 and 4-0 versus Southside SC Crush (2010 Oregon State Champs), Lake Oswego SC Ice (2010 Oregon State Finalists) and Eastside United FC Valencia. In the opening match, Johnstone scored once and assisted on two others, while she scored a pair of goals in each of the other two matches. Way to go, Peyton!

MSC Players Enjoy Extra Opportunities in Fall 2010
From AKFC travel teams to the Northwest Champions League, MSC players are being seen in 2010.

MSC Polaris 96 goalkeeper Jaeden Chew and forward Peyton Johnstone head a list of club players who are taking advantage of  opportunities to advance their games this fall. Chew recently returned from an individual training camp at the University of Washington, while Johnstone has joined the Crossfire Premier 97G A team for their Northwest Champions League schedule. Additionally, several MSC players are currently taking part in the new Alaska ODP regional training sessions, while a number of others are off to Las Vegas to compete with AKFC in one of the West’s top tournaments. Good luck to all.

Summer Travel
MSC Players and Teams Travel the World in 2010

MSC Polaris 96 players Jaeden Chew, Carolyn Cox and Rebecca Mackey have departed the United States as a part of a select team traveling through Europe from July 5 to July 26. The girls, recommended by MSC technical staff, will train and play friendly matches in Berlin, Germany, as well as attend the World Cup Final match-watch in the town center, before taking part in the Dana Cup 1 in Fredrickshavn, Denmark. After the tournament, they will transfer to Sweden for the Gothia Cup, the world’s largest and most international youth soccer tournament.

MSC Teams Enjoy Summer Travel

Six Matanuska Soccer Club teams recently concluded competition in a spate of summer travel tournaments, highlighted by the United 98 boys dominating performance at the Sounders FC Adidas Cup at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington.

Starting things off, the MSC United 92 and 98 boys, the latter traveling as AKFC 98 United under the US Club Soccer arm of Matanuska Soccer Club, competed in the Sounders FC Adidas Cup, with the 98s winning top honors at the tournament, scoring 24 and allowing only 1. United 92 also reached a milestone while in Tukwila, winning their first out-of-state game, with James Meaney’s goal giving the boys a 1-0 victory during pool play.

MSC Premier Teams Prepare for Travel
Seven Club Teams Traveling Out-of-State in 2009

Seven MSC premier groups, including both boys and girls teams, will be traveling outside Alaska during summer 2009 to play in a variety of high-level tournaments. Playing in outside tournaments offers many benefits for MSC players, including exposure to a higher level of play, and for older players, exposure to scouts and college recruiters.

Teams will be playing in the Sounders FC Adidas Cup, US Club Region G Championships, the Nike Crossfire Challenge, the NHB Cup in Huntington Beach, CA, and the Thanksgiving Surf Cup.

United 98 Boys Compete in Las Vegas
Penalties decide semifinal vs. California North

Members of the MSC United 98 boys traveled to Las Vegas in October to compete in the Mayor’s Cup, joining players from three other clubs to form the inaugural AKFC elite travel team. The boys defeated top premier teams from Nevada and Arizona, winning 6-0, 5-1 and 6-0 in their first three games, before finally bowing out after penalties in the semifinals to Mustang SC from Cal North.


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