Hayward, Eau Claire Clubs Run Through Week One

Game Results

Union Eau Claire FC 4 : Spartan FC 0 | Union EC kicked off their inaugural WPASL season in style, shutting out an improved Spartan FC squad. Union led 1-0 after the first half, due to a penalty kick goal by Larry Mboga (15′). Union dominated the second half, with their final three goals coming from Carlos Verduzco (51′), Awalow Bundid (66′) and Matthew Folden (77′). Union out shot Spartan 10-0 and Union keeper Zach Holmstrom earned the shutout.

Hayward Wolfpack FC 7 : Poskin Jets FC 0 | Hayward dominated play throughout the entire game, shutting out Poskin Jets in fashion. The Wolfpack scored four first half goals, netted by Yabkal Demelash (14′), Mally Lumsden (19′, 23′) and Mark Fehringer (34′). Hayward finished out the game with three more second half goals by Fin Huffington (60′), Donovan Kerry (66′) and Lumsden (80′-PK) to secure three points. The Wolfpack out shot the Jets 12-2 and Hayward keeper Sebastian Paczuski earned the shutout.

Bateaux FC 4 : Barron Soccer Team 1 | Bateaux FC began the season right where they left off last year, in winning fashion. The two time champions tore out of the gates, forcing an own goal (9′), and getting tallies from Dylan Burk (11′) and Alan Martinez (31′). Barron found an answer from Amin Osman (37′) to enter halftime down 3-1. Bateaux’s David Ripplinger netted the second half’s only goal in the 61st minute to seal the win. Bateaux out shot Barron 11-10 and Jon Mullally earned the win in net.

Three Stars of the Week

⭐⭐⭐ Malcolm Lumsden (Hayward Wolfpack FC) – The former St. Scholastica standout and Duluth FC staple scored a hat-trick and added an assist in his first ever WPASL league match.

⭐⭐ Gage Espanet (Bateaux FC) – The current South Dakota School of Mines player led Bateaux’s attack with two assists, and a cross which led to an own goal.

Awalow Bundid (Union Eau Claire FC) – After playing with Barron Soccer Team over the past three years, Bundid made an immediate impact in expansion squad Union Eau Claire’s first game, netting a goal and an assist.

Power Rankings

1 Bateaux FC (1-0-0) ↔

2 Hayward Wolfpack FC (1-0-0) ↔

3 Union Eau Claire FC (1-0-0) ↔

4 Lobos FC (0-0-0) ⬆

5 Barron Soccer Team (0-1-0) ⬇

6 Poskin Jets FC (0-1-0) ↔

7 Spartan FC (0-1-0) ↔

Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League

WPASL Announces 2022 Season Format and Schedule

(March 10, 2022) The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce the Season Format and Schedule for the 2022 season.

The 2022 season will kick off on May 15th and will conclude on July 31st. Seven teams will participate in the league this year, with newcomers Union Eau Claire FC joining existing members Barron Soccer Team, Bateaux FC, Hayward Wolfpack FC, Lobos FC, Poskin Jets FC and Spartan FC.

The teams will play every other team twice, once home and once away, resulting in a twelve (12) game regular season. The team with the most points at the end of the season will be crowned the 2022 WPASL Champions.

The 2021 season ended with Bateaux FC defeating Hayward Wolfpack FC 2-1 (AET) in the WPASL Championship Game to capture their second-straight WPASL title.

A full league schedule can be viewed at the Schedules/Scores tab of the WPASL website, and team schedules can be viewed under their respective team pages.

Union Eau Claire FC Joins the WPASL

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce the addition of Union Eau Claire FC for the 2022 season.

Union Eau Claire FC was founded in 2021. After contributing to the success of Bateaux FC, club founders Larry Mboga, Herbert Engop, Charlot Nacius and Sadith Osseni created Union EC FC in order to promote soccer in the community, bring people together, and give players a platform to showcase their talents. The club hopes to give Eau Claire youth players an opportunity to play high-level competition beyond their high school and college levels.

The name Union Eau Claire FC was inspired by the beautiful city of Eau Claire, WI, the club’s home. “Eau Claire was born from the union of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers. The name works best for us since it fits our hope to bring people with different cultures and backgrounds together in the Eau Claire community. Also, Eau Claire means “clear water” in French, so we were looking for a french word to give us a meaningful name. It was really a no brainer to use Union, which means “togetherness” in French. Our logo uses a “Y” symbol to symbolize the Chippewa River and Eau Claire Rivers coming together, giving Eau Claire its birth. It also uses two hands clenched together, symbolizing our philosophy of bringing people of different backgrounds together.”

“The WPASL is a structured league and gives us the opportunity to compete with other top-level teams in Western Wisconsin. It provides a great chance for the players in our community to face strong competition outside of the Eau Claire area. We are striving to become an elite club within the WPASL, and to maintain a healthy, well managed club. We hope to reach the highest level of soccer in the Chippewa Valley.” – Sadith Osseni (UECFC President)

Home games for Union EC FC will be played at Eau Claire Soccer Park in Eau Claire, WI. Union EC FC will be managed by Sadith Osseni.

Additional information for the club can be located at unionecfc.com, facebook.com/Union-Eau-Claire, twitter.com/UnionECFC or instagram.com/unionecfc

Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League

WPASL Partners With Midwest Premier League

August 16th, 2021– The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce an affiliation with the Midwest Premier League (MWPL). The WPASL will become the first feeder league into the MWPL system.

The affiliation shows the common values between the two leagues as being club-focused, having a commitment to independent soccer and the open system, as well as advocating for an affordable and sustainable model. From the start, the leagues will share best business practices and help build independent soccer in the Midwest.

From an operations standpoint, WPASL will continue to have its independence when it comes to day-to-day operations of the league, including scheduling, competition format, disciplinary actions, etc. The WPASL board will also work with the MWPL board as a resource for any league matters and future league plans.

Throughout the five-year initial term of the agreement, the MWPL and WPASL will work together to develop clubs and players within Wisconsin. Wisconsin-based clubs within the MWPL will be encouraged to field reserve/development teams within the WPASL if needed, as well as potentially combining try-outs of clubs within the two leagues.

MWPL Commissioner, Andy Hayes, said: “It’s exciting to be affiliated with a league aiming to grow soccer in Northwestern Wisconsin and build a relationship to work on best business practices for independent amateur soccer in the Midwest. WPASL is an exciting upstart league and one we believe shares our same values. We’re so excited to be part of this affiliation and look forward to 2022 and beyond!”.

WPASL President, Kaden Bergman, added: “This is a fantastic step in the right direction for our league. The MWPL has done a great job of creating a platform for soccer clubs to grow in the Midwest and we’re excited to be the first league to become a part of the growth. Our league continues to expand and this affiliation will help our current and prospective member clubs to work towards a sustainable, successful future in a model that works superbly for both entities.”

To officially signal the partnership, representatives from the WPASL board will be invited to the MWPL post-season AGM, which will happen later this Fall. More details to come.

For more information on the MWPL or the initial announcement, head over to our Linktree here: linktr.ee/Midwestpl.

For more details on WPASL, check out their website: wpaslsoccer.com, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

WPASL Awards and All-League Teams Announced

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce this year’s WPASL Awards. After a successful campaign this season, the

2021 League Awards

  • League MVP Award: Kaden Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Golden Boot Award: Mitch Brenner (Bateaux FC)
  • Golden Glove Award: Cole Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Forward Of The Year: Abraham Camargo (Lobos FC)
  • Midfielder Of The Year: Kaden Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Defender Of The Year: Alan Martinez (Bateaux FC)
  • Goalkeeper Of The Year: Cole Bergman (Hayward Wolfpack FC)

2021 First Team All-League

  • Abraham Camargo (Forward – Lobos FC)
  • Mitch Brenner (Forward – Bateaux FC)
  • Kaden Bergman (Midfielder – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Lucas Zumwalt (Midfielder – Bateaux FC)
  • Yovani Dominguez (Midfielder – Lobos FC)
  • Tyler Germundson (Midfielder – Bateaux FC)
  • Alan Martinez (Defender – Bateaux FC)
  • Sakariye Haji (Defender – Barron Soccer Team
  • Nils Eckstrom (Defender – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Sadith Osseni (Defender – Bateaux FC)
  • Cole Bergman (Goalkeeper – Hayward Wolfpack FC)

2021 Second Team All-League

  • Abdella Chaktouri (Forward – Poskin Jets FC)
  • Siji Gonzalez (Forward – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Dan Hunt (Midfielder – Bateaux FC)
  • Sergio Camargo (Midfielder – Lobos FC)
  • Yabkal Demelash (Midfielder – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Abdul Abdulai (Midfielder – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Sebastian Paczuski (Defender – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Dylan Winchester (Defender – Hayward Wolfpack FC)
  • Julio Ramirez (Defender – Lobos FC)
  • Erickson Tepole (Defender – Lobos FC)
  • Seth Kurzynski (Goalkeeper – Bateaux FC)

Bateaux FC repeat as 2021 WPASL Champions

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is proud to announce that Bateaux FC have been crowned the 2021 Primary Cup Champions after defeating Hayward Wolfpack FC by the final score of 2-1 (AET) in the WPASL Championship Game on August 1st.

The 2021 season has been successful for Bateaux FC. After finishing as champions in 2021, Eau Claire repeat as champions for the first time WPASL history. Bateaux FC finished the regular season with 24 points and an 8-2-0 record, three points behind regular season champions Hayward Wolfpack FC.

Bateaux FC were lead in scoring by Golden Boot Award recipient Mitch Brenner (11-4-26) and teammate Tye Kreutzfeldt (4-6-14). The back line was anchored by WPASL Defender of the Year Alan Martinez (0-2-2). Second Team All-League goalkeeper Seth Kurzynski (0.500GAA, .938sv%) held down the fort from between the pipes in his two games played.

The Championship Game was hosted at Ponzio Stadium on the campus of Northland College in Ashland, WI. Recorded attendance was 94 spectators in attendance and 540 spectators via our Eleven Sports livestream.

Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League

2021 WPASL Primary Cup Championship Game Venue Announced

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is excited to announce that the 2021 WPASL Primary Cup Championship Game between Hayward Wolfpack FC and Eau Claire Bateaux FC will take place at Ponzio Stadium on the campus of Northland College in Ashland, WI. The game will be held on Sunday, August 1st at 2pm. Gates open at 1pm and tickets are $5 at the gate.

Hayward Wolfpack FC (9-1-0) finished the regular season in first place for the first time in their history, led in net by Golden Glove Award winner Cole Bergman and in scoring by League MVP Award finalist Kaden Bergman. The Wolfpack are the hosts of the game, but were unable to host the match in Hayward due to ongoing turf management. This is the first time a WPASL Primary Cup Championship Game has been held in Ashland.

Bateaux FC (8-2-0) finished in second place during the regular season, and will look to avenge a 4-3 loss to Hayward earlier this year. Eau Claire are led by Golden Boot Award winner Mitch Brenner.

The 2021 WPASL All-League Teams will be announced during halftime of the match, and gift card giveaways will occur throughout the game. Limited concessions will be available.

Ponzio Stadium is a state-of-the-art, 1,100 spectator capacity, multi-purpose synthetic turf field located on the campus of Northland College in Ashland, WI. The stadium opened in 2016 and has been named as one of the best single field facilities in the country by the ASBA.

Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League

WPASL League Statement Regarding July 11 Match Incident

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) and the WPASL Disciplinary Committee has reached a verdict regarding the incidents which took place on July 11th in a match between Bateaux FC and Lobos FC.

The WPASL condemns any physical altercations or incidents of similar nature and these types of events will not be tolerated in our league.

After thorough review of player statements, referee reports and game video, the WPASL Disciplinary Committee – with the guidance of the WPASL Rules and Regulations – has voted to implement the following suspensions and fines:

  • #9 Alonso Romero (Lobos FC) – 19 game suspension (in addition to 1 game red card suspension) due to violent conduct and striking a player
  • #8 Israel Garduno (Lobos FC) – 2 game suspension (in addition to 1 game red card suspension) due to spitting on an opponent
  • #7 David Ripplinger (Bateaux FC) – 1 game suspension due to unsporting behavior
  • Bateaux FC – $50 fine due to publicly releasing information prior to league approval and using potentially detrimental language to the league on social media

The game was abandoned by the referees in the 88th minute and the result of the game will stand as a 4-1 decision in favor of Bateaux FC. These suspensions and fines will be implemented starting with each team’s next scheduled game.

The WPASL Disciplinary Committee consisted of four (4) WPASL team members/managers from separate teams (excluding Bateaux FC and Lobos FC) and one (1) neutral mediator.

FC Midnimo Removed From The WPASL

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is saddened to release that FC Midnimo has been removed from the league for the 2021 season.

FC Midnimo has been removed from the league for multiple incidents, including:

  • Refusal to pay the remainder of the 2021 WPASL Season Dues
  • Refusal to pay fines accrued throughout the 2021 season, including fines for forfeit of a match and refusal to send game sheets which verify an eligible roster
  • Refusal to participate in further WPASL games unless all monetary fines and fees are voided

FC Midnimo will forfeit their two (2) remaining games, against Barron Soccer Team and Hayward Wolfpack FC and will not be eligible for any post-season awards or recognition. FC Midnimo will not be allowed to participate in any further WPASL, WSL, or USASA sanctioned events until all monetary fines and fees are paid to the league.

FC Midnimo was founded in 2020 by Mohamed Yare. FC Midnimo finished 6th in the WPASL in the 2020 season.

The WPASL will continue with a six (6) team league for the 2021 season. League format will remain consistent and all team schedules will remain the same. A champion will be declared following the WPASL Championship Game on August 1st. Please see the Standings tab of the WPASL website for an updated league table.

St Croix Valley SC folds, will not participate in the WPASL for 2021

The Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League (WPASL) is saddened to release that St Croix Valley Soccer Club, a founding member of the league, will cease operations immediately.

“St Croix Valley SC regrets to release that the club will fold prior the the beginning of the 2021 season. Due to inadequate player response and financial gain, we will cease operations immediately. Thank you to all who supported our club over the past three years. The future is bright for the youth clubs in our area, and we hope that one day new interest in high-level adult soccer will form in the St Croix Valley area.” – St Croix Valley SC

St Croix Valley SC was founded in 2018 by Matthew Brice. The Saints finished 3rd in the inaugural season of the WPASL, and finished 6th in last year’s table. The club was based out of St. Croix Falls, WI and pulled high-level talent from St. Croix Falls, Amery, Osceola, Balsam Lake, Lindstrom, and Chisago Lakes.

The WPASL will continue with a seven (7) team league for the 2021 season. League format will remain consistent and all teams will be scheduled for doubleheaders against division opponents to maintain ten (10) regular season league games, before a champion is declared following the WPASL Championship Game on August 1st. Please see the Schedule/Scores tab of our website for an updated schedule.