SDU takes over HCSC Winter Invitational

South Dakota United FC sent 4 teams to Aberdeen to play in the HCSC Winter Invitational over the weekend of Jan 6-8.  The 4 teams were the SDU Crew White team who played in the U15 division, the SDU Crew Navy team who played in the U16 division and then the SDU Copa White and Navy team who both played in the U19 division. The SDU Crew White team went…

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SDU Crew and SDU Copa compete at Turf Wars

The SDU Crew U16 and SDU Copa U19 boys teams played this past weekend in the annual Turf Wars soccer tournament in Laramie Wyoming held on the campus of University of Wyoming.  The tournament is for all ages and brings together teams from a 4 state region to play over the New Years holiday. The SDU Crew team played in the High School JV division while the SDU Copa boys…

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SDU adds two new coaches

To go along with other changes that are happening with SDU there has also been additions to the coaching staff.  New coaches Blaine Bacon and Mark Shrum have joined on to help grow the players who play for SDU. Blaine is an alum of SDU having played for SDU for several years with his team, SDU Arsenal.  SDU Arsenal was coached by former coach Randy Mckee, then coach Chris Derry…

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New Board in place to help SDU move forward into the future

Over the past year SDU has gone through many changes. None of these changes have as big though as the change in leadership for SDU. SDU Founder Chris Derry has stepped away from being President of SDU and has happily handed over the reigns to a very qualified candidate, Cassandra Messmer. Many people around the soccer community know Cassandra from her time on the SDSSA rec committee, SDSSA board but…

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SDU starts out new season with a bang at DASC Winter Games

The DASC Winter Games was the 1st time this year that some of the SDU teams were in action. In all there were 5 teams in action. SDU Madrid who played in the U14 “Black” flight. Coach Bacon had his hands full with an all new team and three tough games to start out their year with. They ended up going 1-1-1 on the weekend with scores of 3-6 against…

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Coach Alex Hernandez coming to South Dakota

South Dakota United FC is excited to announce that Coach Alex Hernandez will be coming to Pierre, SD June 13-16 to help run their team camps as they prepare for US Club Regionals in Chicago, IL this summer. Coach Hernandez brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as he makes his first trip to the Pierre area.  Coach Hernandez was the founder and Co-Director of the Chicago Magic Soccer…

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SDU Crew take the title at Iowa Rush Champions Cup

Members of the SDU Crew U14 boys team played in Ankeny, IA at the Iowa Rush Champions Cup going a impressive 4-0 while outscoring their opponents 9-2. The first game saw the Crew defeat ISC Rampage by a score of 3-1 with an impressive performance from their midfield and strikers who kept constant pressure on the ISC defense.  The second game had SDU Crew matched up against Tonka United from…

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SDU Copa shows well in Overland Park, KS at KC Champions Cup

Members of the SDU Copa team headed to Kansas to play in the KC Champions Cup.  With last minute injuries taking away some key players for the weekend SDU Copa was able to pick up some help from a couple players from the local Kansas Rush team to make the weekend work.  In the first game they played a team from Illinois and immediately came out of the gates on…

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SDU Copa brings home gold from Colorado Storm College Showcase

SDU Copa traveled down to Ft. Collins, CO and brought home first place medals from a well played weekend!  The Copa boys played teams from the Colorado Storm, Riverside FC and Broomsfield Blast SC.  Their first two games were 4-3 victories as the boys were adapting to the different field surface, field size and then the fact that they were playing with full sized goals in an indoor setting.  With…

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SDU Copa and SDU Galaxy play good soccer at United in Futsal

Both SDU Copa and SDU Galaxy played in the top U19 flight at the United in Futsal tournament.  With the flight being a 5 team bracket everyone in bracket had to play each other including the two SDU teams.  Both Galaxy and Copa got out of the blocks with a win and then headed into their 2nd match where they played each other.  With Galaxy getting out to an early…

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