Milwaukee Bavarian SC

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Milwaukee Bavarian SC
MilwaukeeBavariansLogo.png
Full name Milwaukee Bavarian Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Bavarians
Founded 1929
Stadium Heartland Value Fund Stadium
Glendale, Wisconsin
Ground Capacity 2,000
Board President David Anzia
Head Coach Bob Spielmann
League Premier League of America
2016 1st, West Division
Playoffs: Champions
Primary colors
Secondary colors
Current season

Milwaukee Bavarian SC is an American soccer team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Part of the Bavarian Soccer Club, it plays in the Premier League of America (PLA). The team plays its home games in the athletic stadium at the Heartland Value Fund Stadium. The team's colors are blue and white. Bavarian Soccer Club has won two USASA National Open Cup titles, four National Amateur Cup championships and is a frequent qualifier for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

History[edit]

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. They were a charter member of the National Premier Soccer League in 2005.[1] The team took a hiatus from the NPSL for the 2014 season to focus on completing substantial upgrades to their Heartland Value Fund Stadium. The total upgrades estimated to cost $1.1 million.[1] At the end of that hiatus, they joined the Great Lakes Premier League, which changed its name to the Premier League of America shortly thereafter.[2]

In their first season in the PLA, the Bavarians won both the West Division and League Championships, and had five players named to the West Division Team of the Year.[3]

National Championships[edit]

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.

Year-by-year[edit]

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 2nd 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
2015 N/A GLPL on hiatus Did not enter Did not enter
2016 4 PLA 1st, West Division Won Championship Did not enter

Honors[edit]

  • NPSL Midwest Division Champions 2011
  • PLA West Division Champions 2016
  • PLA Champions 2016

Head coaches[edit]

Stadia[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Eric. "Amateur notes: Bavarians taking hiatus from NPSL in 2014". Wisconsin Soccer Central. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Eric. "Bavarians to join Great Lakes Premier League in 2016". Wisconsin Soccer Central. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "West Division Team of the Year". Premier League of America. Retrieved 20 September 2016.