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CIU Boys Named to Chicagoland Soccer Awards

By advantage 01/30/2024, 8:00pm CST

Chicagoland Soccer 8th-annual Boys All-State Team
Joe Heiar – 2008
Joe Brudnak – 2006/2005
Daniel Happach – 2006/2005
Chase Dwinal– 2006/2005
Landon Kutscher – 2006/2005
Isaac Warren – 2006/2005
Matthew Winterbottom – 2006/2005

Chicagoland Soccer 2023 Boys Little All-State Team
Quinton Hynek – 2006/2005
Owen Pacetti – 2006/2005
Cooper Stengel – 2006/2005
Jo Yokota – 2006/2005

Chicagoland Soccer Boys Special Mention
Joe Campbell – 2006/2005
Drew Dejaynes – 2006/2005

Chicagoland Soccer Boys All-State Watch List
Theo Balea – 2007
Evan Carrell – 2006/2005
Grant Selke – 2006/2005
Drew Chovanec – 2008
Reid Loy – 2008
Luke Marshall – 2008
Isaac Reetz – 2007
Declan Schuler – 2008
Jackson Orris – 2009


By advantage 01/18/2024, 8:15pm CST

Congratulations to all of our players who have been selected to participate in the Girls Academy League Midwest Conference Talent ID Event on February 3rd, hosted by VSA Rush at The Rec Plex located in West Des Moines, IA.

Purpose of the Talent ID Event is to highlight, identify, and improve top talent competing in the Girls Academy, while exposing players with opportunities to succeed at the highest level. To accomplish this, each conference hosts an invite-only ID event held over one weekend per year. From there, stand-out players at Conference Talent ID events may be selected to participate in National Talent ID events. This event will also provide an opportunity to be identified, evaluated, and potentially contacted by college coaches and US Soccer scouts in attendance.

We're proud to have had so many players selected to attend this annual event!

2013 Player Tryout dates are set!

By advantage 12/08/2023, 11:45pm CST

We’ve set the stage for 2013 boys & girls!

If you’re a player looking to take your game to the next level, this is your chance to make your debut on the big stage - as soon as tomorrow!!

Mark your calendar - it’s showtime❕

10-week Winter Training Program & Tournament Tryouts:

2013 BOYS
Saturday December 9th from 3:30-5pm @ PFCU Indoor
Saturday December 16th from 10-11:15am @ Game Time Gym II

2013 GIRLS
Saturday December 9th from 2-3:30pm @ PFCU Indoor
Sunday December 17th from 4-5:15pm @ Game Time Gym II

Register NOW for your opportunity to join Central Illinois’ top level soccer program here:

2012, 2011 & 2010 Mid-Year Tryouts

By advantage 12/03/2023, 11:30pm CST

Girls - Elevate Your Game! 

CIU is the Premier Destination for Aspiring Soccer Stars in Central Illinois!

Forget the long commutes or diluted competition. Central Illinois United (CIU) offers a game-changing alternative, right here in your own backyard, while playing at the top end of the player pyramid in the @girlsacademyleague . Under the tutelage of legendary coach Mike Matkovich, with his 30+ years of experience shaping international, professional, and youth talent (including MLS and Men's National Team), you'll get access to unparalleled expertise without sacrificing local convenience!

CIU isn't just any club – it's the only Illinois club outside of the greater Chicago area competing in a National league, exposing you to the country's best while staying conveniently close.

Plus, you'll benefit from:
• Stay local: Local practices including one in-market day a week during fall and spring season.
• Potential invites to USYNT camps and GA Talent Events: Take a giant leap towards your ultimate soccer dreams, just like several of our players have.
• Flexible training: We understand multi-sport passion – our schedule accommodates busy athletes.
And the proof is in the pudding: CIU boasts a legacy of champions, including:
• National finalists, multiple playoffs appearances, and state cup titles: We don't just talk success, we live it.
• College signings galore, with two dozen Division I standouts: Our program paves the path to your academic and athletic goals.

But it's not just about trophies – it's about unleashing your potential. At CIU, you'll train with like-minded players, driven by a shared passion for the beautiful game. You'll push boundaries, hone your skills, and build a support system that will stay with you long after the final whistle.

Ready to take your game to the next level? Come discover the difference!

Don't miss your chance! Mid-year tryouts for 2012, 2011, and 2010 girls are happening on Sunday, December 17th. 2013 girls can try out on Saturday, December 9th or Sunday, December 17th. To register for YOUR opportunity, visit us at

We can't wait to see you on the field!

HS Boys Tryouts Announced

By advantage 09/26/2023, 7:30pm CDT

Mark your calendar & get ready! Soon we'll be putting together our rosters & we have plans for our teams to be making lots of noise in the upcoming season!

Tryouts for our High School Boys program kick-off soon for 2009-2005 players! Register TODAY!


By advantage 03/10/2023, 4:00pm CST


With the recent success of U13 & U14 Boys Pre-academy teams this past year, Central Illinois United will offer full-time teams at the U13 and U14 boys age groups, starting in the Fall of 2023.

Central Illinois United is an initiative fully supported by FC Central Illinois, Peoria FC United and the Springfield Area Soccer Association. Bringing CIU full time from U13 to U19 on the boy’s side will not only help our players reach their goals of playing and training at a higher level, but also give them opportunities to continue their soccer careers on a collegiate level.

“This initiative is another positive move in the right direction to develop and provide playing opportunities and experience for our players in Central ILLINOIS. We are happy with the progress that our Pre-Academy teams have made thus far and we look forward to much more success moving forward.” Jevan Muenzer, CIU Boys Director of Coaching.

Tryouts for the U13 & U14 boy’s teams will take place at the end of May. Any and all players are able to tryout for a CIU Academy team. More information will be coming out in the near future.

We look forward to this new experience and can’t wait to see where it takes our players.

Girls FULL YEAR Program Kicks off soon!

By advantage 03/01/2023, 5:30pm CST

Girls FULL YEAR Program Announced

With the ground work having been laid on the boys side years ago, our girls program has quickly gained momentum! Our intent is to foster an environment which promotes competitive play at the highest level, right here in Central Illinois!

In an effort to support our players needs, after careful consideration and coordination with our membership, Central Illinois United is pleased to announce our girls full year soccer program.

Driven by a commitment to our players, our full year soccer program will provide resources to further develop our players, increase collegiate program exposure and provide an opportunity for trapped players or those without a high school program.

Our passion is to fuel our players desire to pursue their dreams of continuing their playing careers into college and beyond!

Now Featuring our Girls Latest Goals from Trace

By advantage 02/12/2023, 7:00am CST

Great news CIU families and fans - we will be featuring our Girls "Latest Goals", brought to you by Trace on our website!

Take a look here for some amazing work on the pitch by our teams!

Boys College Panel Night Planned

By advantage 01/31/2023, 12:15am CST

Our Boys College Panel Night kicks off
on February 1st at 7pm on Google Meet!

Players/families  be sure to log into hear from
college coaches of all levels on the boys side to have
your questions answered!

College coaches include:

✅Cole Bushue - Assistant Coach and Recruiting
Coordinator - DePaul University
✅Adam Hall - Head Coach - University of Illinois
✅Kyle Schauls - Head Coach - Illinois Wesleyan
✅Chad Hollmer - Head Coach - St. Ambrose
✅Alex Trent - Head Coach - Heartland Community

Upcoming Boys Matches

By advantage 01/26/2023, 7:00am CST

All eyes on our upcoming matches...

We are looking forward to facing off against these strong sides soon!