Milwaukee Bavarians

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Milwaukee Bavarians
Full name Bavarian Soccer Club Milwaukee
Nickname(s) Bavarians
Founded 1929
Stadium Bavarian Soccer Park
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ground Capacity 2,000
Board President United States David Anzia
Head Coach United States Bob Spielmann
League National Premier Soccer League
2013 2nd, Central Division
Playoffs: DNQ
Current season

Milwaukee Bavarians is an American soccer team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. It is Bavarian Soccer Club's Under-23 team and plays in National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national amateur league at the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Midwest Division.

The team plays its home games in the athletic stadium at the Bavarian Soccer Park. The team's colors are blue and white. The team is not to be confused with the Bavarian SC Majors team, which has won two USASA National Open Cup titles and four National Amateur Cup championships and is a frequent qualifier for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.[citation needed]


The original Milwaukee Bavarians club was formed by German immigrants in 1929 as Fussball Club Bayern (Football Club Bavaria) as a multi-sports association. Their first football match was played on September 29, 1929 against a team from nearby Sheboygan, resulting in a 3-2 victory for Bayern. The club subsequently became very strong in its area, winning many state championships. In 1956 they took their present name and bought a new field on which to play home matches.

The Bavarian Soccer Club has won six national championships. In 1976 they won their first National Amateur Cup, when they beat a team from Trenton, New Jersey 3-1 in the final. They repeated this success in 2001, 2002,2003 and 2009. In 2003, they also won the National Open Cup amateur championship; they have also finished as runners-up in this tournament on several occasions, in 1983, 1994, 1999 and 2000. They competed in the 1994 U.S. Open Cup as Bavarian Leinenkugel as they were sponsored by the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company that year. The team took a hiatus from the NPSL for the 2014 to focus on completing substantial upgrades to their Heartland Value Fund Stadium. The total upgrades estimated to cost $1.1 million. [1]


Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Open Cup
1993 / / / / Semi Finals
1994 / / / / Final
2003 / / / / 3rd Round
2004 / / / / 1st Round
2005 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest Semi Finals Did not qualify
2006 4 NPSL 4th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest Did not qualify 1st Round
2008 4 NPSL 4th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 5 USASA
2010 4 NPSL 4th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not enter
2011 4 NPSL 1st, Midwest National Semifinals Did not qualify
2012 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest-Central Did not qualify 1st Round
2013 4 NPSL 2nd, Midwest-Central Did not qualify 1st Round
2014 N/A NPSL on hiatus Did not enter Did not enter


  • NPSL Midwest Division Champions 2011

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