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Meet the National Amateur Cup Semifinalists: Bavarian SC

By Bill George, 07/19/17, 1:30PM CDT


Founded in Milwaukee in 1929, the Bavarian Soccer Club is one of the country’s oldest soccer clubs. The Club’s adult teams have won six National Championships in both Amateur and Open Cup play, a record for Wisconsin-based clubs. The Bavarian Soccer Club has produced hundreds of coaches who have gone on to teach the game in community based programs throughout the United States, NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA, Major League Soccer, international leagues, as well at the US Soccer National Team level with Coach, Bob Gansler.

 The 1960's became the golden years for the Bavarian Soccer Club. The men's major division team won an unprecedented seven consecutive Wisconsin major league state championships from 1960 to 1966. This feat has not yet been repeated by any team in the Wisconsin Soccer Association. To date the major team has won 30 league championships.

The Bavarian major team won its first National Amateur Cup championship on their home field in 1976. The game was played in Milwaukee against Trenton New Jersey. The major team also won national championships in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2003, 2009 including amateur and open championships in 2003. The team reached the national finals in 1983, 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2016.

Key players are the current squad are:

Tighe Dombrowski-UW Milwaukee, 3 time all horizon league, honorable mention all American 2003, drafted 50th overall by San Jose Earthquakes in 2004 MLS Draft. Also played for IK Sirius and MN Thunder.

Scott Lorenz-Wisconsin. All big 10 second team in 2008, 2009. Played with MN Stars, Sporting KC and Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Logan Andryk-MSOE, 4 time D3 All American, 2015 National Player of Year. Only second player in NCAA history to win CoSIDA All American of Year and NSCAA National Player of Year

Brody Kraussel-Loyola/Marquette. 2016 Missouri Valley Conference First team selection and 2nd team All West Region. Finished ninth in nation with 10 assist. 

Numerous college players from UW Milwaukee, Marquette, Wisconsin along with various other programs (UW Green Bay, Wright State, MSOE)

Wisconsin Soccer League Majors reord 11-1-1.

25 game unbeaten streak until a loss on 6/18.

State Cup/Regionals: 3-0.

4-0 vs Stegmans, 1-0 vs MN Future Stars, 2-1 RWB Adria.

PLA 4-1

Overall 2016/17 record 18-2-1 with 5 remaining PLA games, 2 WSL majors and playoffs remaining.

WSL Major tournament champions 2014/15, 2015/16 and league champions 2015/2016, 2016/2017.

2016 and 2017 Region 2 Amateur Cup champions.

2016 PLA West and Tournament Champions.