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U12 CFC Valley Boys WIn 3rd Consecutive Tournament!

Congratulations to the CFC Valley U12 Boys - Glastonbury Hartwell Spring Warm Up Champions with 4 straight wins!. This is the 3rd consecutive tournament that the boys have won this season.

Well done to Olgert and the team!

by posted 05/04/2016
CFC Alliance U11 Boys - Tournament Champions!


Congratulations to the CFC Alliance U11 Boys for winning the Glastonbury Tournament over the weekend!
The team went 4-0, scoring 21 goals and only conceding 3!


The CFC Alliance U11 Boys are coached by CFC Alliance Youth Director, Aldin Beslagic.



by posted 05/02/2016
Yale Coach Eleri Earnshaw joins CFC


CFC would like to officially announce Yale University coach, Eleri Earnshaw, is joining our CFC coaching staff for the 2016/17 season. Eleri has a very impressive bio.....


Hometown: Rhyl, Wales
College: Iona College/Long Island University – Brooklyn
College Degree: Bachelors in Biology (Iona), Masters Degrees in Exercise Physiology (LIU-Brooklyn), Masters Degree in Public Health (ongoing)
Last Club: CT Reds – WPLS (2012)

Playing Career Highlights
– Played internationally for Wales in multiple World Cup and European Cup Qualifying stages, and the Algarve Cup.
– Played internationally for Wales from U11 – U19
– Played in England for Arsenal Ladies (won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and reached European Championships semi-finals in 2003-2004)

Coaching Highlights
– Current assistant coach at Yale University
– Volunteer assistant coach at CCSU (2011-2014)
– Graduate assistant coach at Long Island University-Brooklyn (2008-2010)
– FA Level 2 coaching award
– Coached for the English FA Development Program (2002-2004)

Other Accomplishments
– Holds NSCA strength and conditioning award (CPT and CSCS – ongoing)
– Was a 3-year captain at Iona College (2004-2007)
– Played for the NY Magic in the W-League from 2005-2009

Welcome to the CFC family, Eleri!

by posted 04/29/2016
Tiff Weimer joins CFC Sound Coaching Staff


With an already strong coaching staff, the CFC Sound will now be adding Tiff Weimer to its coaching staff.

Tiff has an impressive bio:


Hometown: North Haven, CT
College: Penn State University
College Degree: Bachelor’s in Journalism with a minor in Sociology
Follow on Twitter: @Tiffanyweimer
Blog: www.tiffanyweimer.com

Playing Career: Has played professionally in the most countries (6) of any United States female player in history; having played in Canada, the US, Finland, Brazil, Sweden and Denmark. Played in the UEFA Women’s Champions League for Fortuna Hjorring (DK) in 2012, making it to the Round of 16 before falling to Goteborg FC of Sweden. Additionally, Weimer started her pro career playing for the SoccerPlus CT Reds in WPSL, a team that also won the US U23 National Championship in 2008. She recently won the 2013 NWSL Championship with the Portland Thorns before signing with the Washington Spirit for the 2014 season.

College: Played at Penn State from 2002-2005. Led the Nittany Lions to two Final Four appearances as a freshman and senior. A 2x runner-up for the Hermann Trophy for 2004 and 2005 (awarded to best college player). Was a 3x All-American (sophomore, junior and senior years), and still co-holds the NCAA record for most consecutive games with a goal (17) with Christine Sinclair. Weimer also holds the Big Ten record for most goals with 91, and is ranked 10th all time in NCAA history.

High School: Played at North Haven High School, where she was a 2x high school All-American, scoring 109 goals, leading her team to the Class L state semi-finals her senior year. Won the U16 National Championship with Windsor World Class in 2000 (CT), one of only two girls youth teams in history to have done so from the state of Connecticut.

International: Represented the US U-21 and U-23 teams at multiple tournaments, including the 2006 Nordic Cup in Norway. Attended US Women’s National Team training camps throughout 2006-2008.

Other Accomplishments: Founded and is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the top English-speaking global women’s soccer magazine, Our Game Magazine that has been featured on BBC International Radio and is highly regarded as one of the top experts of women’s soccer news in the world.

Coaching: Volunteer assistant at Penn State University for the 2006 season. Was an assistant at NCAA Division I Fairfield University in the 2007 season. Coached at Penn State summer soccer camps from 2003-2006. Conducted camps and clinics for  FC Gold Pride academy camps in California, the Vancouver Whitecaps in Canada, Fortuna Hjorring in Denmark and Aland United in Finland.

The CFC Sound is proud to have her join the CFC family!!!



by posted 04/29/2016
CFC Sound Girls Tryout Dates


CFC Sound Girls US Club Soccer Tryouts 2016/17


1998 Girls - Mon, May 16th & Wed, June 1st - 6 - 7:30pm at Hamden Hall

1999 Girls - Mon, May 16th & Wed, June 1st - 6 - 7:30pm at Hamden Hall

2000 Girls - Tues, May 17th & Tues, May 31st - 6:30 - 8pm at Yale University

2001 Girls - Tues, May 17th & Tues, May 31st -  6:30 - 8pm at Yale University

2002 Girls - Tues, May 17th & Tues, May 31st -  6:30 - 8pm at Yale University

2003 Girls - Tuesday, May 24th 6 – 7:30pm at Choate Rosemary Hall

2004 Girls - Tuesday, May 24th 6 – 7:30pm  at Choate Rosemary Hall

2005 Girls - Tuesday, May 24th 6 – 7:30pm  at Choate Rosemary Hall

2006 Girls - Tuesday, May 24th 6 - 7:30pm at Choate Rosemary Hall

2007 Girls - Tuesday, May 24th 6 - 7:30pm at Choate Rosemary Hall

2008 Girls - Tuesday, May 24th 6 - 7:30pm at Choate Rosemary Hall



Choate Rosemary Hall - 333 Christian St, Wallingford (upper turf field)

Hamden Hall Athletic Complex - 225 Skiff St, Hamden (Back Turf Field)

Yale University – Corner of Central Ave & Route 34 (upper fields near the tennis center)


1998 – 2002 Girls - Mark Morazes - mmsoccer528@gmail.com

2003 – 2004 Girls – Rick Koczak – rkoczak@yahoo.com

2005 Girls – Justine Lombardi – j3lombardi@gmail.com

2006 - 2008 Girls – Jamie Shure – soccer@cfcarena.com



Birth Year Age Group
2011 U6
2010 U7
2009 U8
2008 U9
2007 U10
2006 U11
2005 U12
2004 U13
2003 U14
2002 U15
2001 U16
2000 U17
1999 U18



by posted 04/26/2016
Magnus Nilerud Appointed CFC Arsenal Director


Over the past couple of months, CFC ownership have been exploring ways to enhance our club.  With the new age group designations, we are entering a natural time of transition.  Teams are being reshaped and there will be a clear adjustment period for both players and coaches.  On the ownership side of things, it has been a reminder to avoid our own personal complacency.  To that end, we have been in discussions for quite a while about ways to continue to move forward in a positive direction.
One of the first steps has been to appoint Magnus Nilerud as Director of the Arsenal Branch taking over the day-to-day activities for Sean Driscoll.  "Magnus has been a mainstay in both the Arsenal and United programs for over a decade.  His knowledge of the game is exceptional and he has had years of experience running other youth programs.  We believe his organizational and communication skills will be a major asset to the future of the Arsenal branch." Driscoll commented.  
In addition to his new role with CFC, Nilerud is entering his 18th season as the Head Coach of the University of Bridgeport women’s soccer team. During his tenure, he has turned the program into a perennial powerhouse and a regular in the National Top 20 rankings.  Last fall (2015), was a banner year for both Nilerud and his program.  The team made it to their first NCAA Semi-Finals and he was justly awarded the National Coach of the Year. 
While this is an exciting time for Arsenal and Nilerud, the change is not an easy one for Driscoll.  He truly had an affinity for running the Arsenal branch and working with so many wonderful players and families over the years.  "Since 1995, when Matt Micros and I first started the Arsenal program, this club has been my proverbial baby.  When we merged with Wolves in 1999 to form CFC, Arsenal remained my focus. Although that will never change, my move to New Jersey has made it more challenging to be the same director I was in the past.  It has become clear that for Arsenal to function in the best capacity possible, we need someone to oversee daily operations.  I will remain an owner and still help Magnus, behind the scenes, in an effort to offer the best experience possible for our families." cited Driscoll. 

by posted 04/25/2016
CFC West Girls Tryouts Announced


2004 (U13) CFC South Pre-ECNL
May 12 and May
5:00-6:30pm   Samuel Staples School, Easton

May 21 7:30-8:45 U of Bridgeport Knights Field

2005 (U12) CFC West 
May 19 and June 2
7:00-8:30pm   Treadwell Park, Newtown (Treadwell Field)

2006 (U11) and 2007 (U10)  Developmental Teams
May 19 and June 2
7:00-8:30pm   Treadwell Park, Newtown (Treadwell Field)

For more information contact Brian Matzke at 

2008/2009 Academy for 2016-17   
contact Cristiano Pereira for more information 




by posted 04/22/2016
2016-17 CFC Arsenal Girls Tryout Dates Announced!

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 - 
Thursday, April 28th – by invitation during regular practice – email  nilerud@bridgeport.edu to make appointment/sign up prior to attending this tryout

5-6:30pm @ Samuel Staples* PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF FIELD

2003, 2005, 2006

4:30-6pm @ U of Bridgeport Knights Field

2003, 2005, 2006 - 
Thursday, May 12th 4:30-6:00pm U of Bridgeport Knights Field
2004 - 
CFC South Pre-ECNL Thursday, May 12th 5:30-7:00pm, Samuel Staples School Easton
2003, 2005, 2006 
Thursday, May 19th 4:30-6:00pm U of Bridgeport Knights Field
2004 - 
CFC South Pre-ECNL Thursday, May 19th 5:30-7:00pm, Samuel Staples School Easton
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 - 

Saturday, May 21st 7:30-8:45pm 2003 & 2004; 6-7:15pm 2005 & 2006 U of Bridgeport Knights Field
2007, 2008, 2009 - 

Monday, June 6 4:30-6pm 2007, 2008, 2009 U of Bridgeport Knights Field
2007, 2008, 2009 -  

Saturday, June 11th 8-9:30am, Easton Upper Vets Field
2007, 2008, 2009 - 

Monday, June 13th 4:30-6pm 2007, 2008, 2009 U of Bridgeport Knights Field





by posted 04/21/2016
CFC's Kacey Lawrence Participates in U14 National Camp

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CFC's very own Kacey Lawrence was recently called up to the U14 USA national team training camp at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. Kacey, who currently plays for our U14 CFC United ECNL team, was one of 48 players called up to National camp and the only player from Connecticut.

Congratulations to Kacey on this achievement!

Full press announcement can be found HERE

by posted 04/08/2016
CFC North Boys '16/17 Tryout Dates Announced!

CFC NORTH BOYS '16/'17 Tryouts

*Note: All participants must register prior to tryouts.  No cost to tryout or register.  

Branch Contacts:

Alliance (Bolton): Aldin Beslagic at abeslagic@gmail.com

SportsWorld (East Windsor): Colin Bowie at colinbowie@hotmail.com

Valley (Southington): Olgert Dalipi at cfcvalley@att.net

Wolves (Rocky Hill): Tim Deloureiro @ tim_deloureiro@hotmail.com

CFC North United (2005, 2004, 2003): Victor Rosario @ vicr1219@yahoo.com

Non-CFC players interested in the United teams (2002 and older) should register and reach out to Eric DaCosta @ CFCunitedboys@gmail.com for information.

As outlined in our club structure, CFC has branches in nearly every part of the state that work as "brother/sister" branches.  At the younger ages, each North branch has its own developmental programs U8-U10 and Premier teams from U11-U18.  Starting at the U13 (2004) age, the North program brings together the most talented and committed players from the four branches to form a United team.  That group is the one CT team that participates in the NPL (Top Division) of the NEP Premiership regional league that consists of the top teams throughout the Northeast.

For those that do not want to make the commitment involved with the United program, CFC will continue to offer State and Regional Level teams for the U13-U18 age groups. There will always be a convenient place to play for players of all ability levels.  Whether your goal is to play soccer at the highest level in college, or stay sharp for your high school season, CFC offers something for everyone.





by posted 04/05/2016
CFC North Girls '16/17 Tryout Dates Announced!

CFC NORTH GIRLS '16/'17 Tryouts

*Note: All participants must register prior to tryouts.  No cost to tryout or register.  

Branch Contacts:

Alliance (Bolton): Aldin Beslagic at abeslagic@gmail.com

SportsWorld (East Windsor): Lauren Rosario at   (U9&U10); Craig Rawlinson at   (U11 and above)

Valley (Southington): Olgert Dalipi at cfcvalley@att.net

Wolves (Rocky Hill): Lauren Rosario at   (U9&U10); Craig Rawlinson at   (U11-U14); Adam Wilkinson at adamwilkinson04@gmail.com (U15-U18)





by posted 04/05/2016
CFC announces tryout dates for CFC United Girls for 2016/17


CFC United Girls Tryouts  (ECNL and NPL) will be held @ Post University 

April 21

April 28
May 5
May 12

Tryouts by birth years

5:00-6:30pm. 2000 (U17) and 2001 (U16)
6:30-8:00pm. 2002 (U15) and 2003 (U14)

Post University located at 800 Country Club Rd, Waterbury CT 06708

All players trying out for CFC United Girls, must CLICK HERE to register

CFC United Girls encompasses the following programs:


​U14-U18 United Girls play in the ECNL & NPL Leagues.  They train three times a week, play a competitive schedule of games in the Northeast Region, and attend the top Showcase events throughout the country.


by posted 04/04/2016
CFC Summer Camps Announced

In conjunction with CAB Sports, CFC Will be offering to 2 camps (1 day and 1 residential) at Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor CT during the weeks of July 17-21 and July 25-29, 2016

Additional information and camp registration can be found at the CAB Sports website below.



by posted 02/22/2016
Concussion Information

U. S. Soccer indicates it will announce in the near future, specific details, including a number of new initiatives and recommendations concerning the modification of substitution rules and limitations on heading the ball as well as a more comprehensive player safety campaign. 


Click HERE for more information from CJSA

Click HERE for more information from the CDC

by posted 12/04/2015




As outlined below, there are two distinct branches in nearly every area that work as "brother/sister" branches.  At the younger ages, each branch has its own developmental program and Premier teams from U11-U13.  At the U14 age, the United program begins for both boys and girls for the most talented and committed players in the club.  The United Girls have two teams per age group and compete in the ECNL and NPL, while the boys program has one team that competes in the NEP League in Massachusetts.

For those that do not want to make the commitment involved with the United program, CFC offers State and Regional Level teams for the U14-U18 age groups.  Based locally in the branch areas, the two branches closest to each other work together to form teams that will play in the Region I League and the Connecticut State Cup.  If the demand is there, each branch may field separate teams from U14-U18, but there will always be a convenient place to play for players of all ability levels.

Whether your goal is to play soccer at the highest level in college, or stay sharp for your high school season, CFC offers something for everyone.

Wolves:  (Rocky Hill)
Sportsworld:  (East Windsor)
Alliance (Manchester)
Valley (Bristol)

Arsenal:  (Easton, Bridgeport)
Chelsea:  (Chelsea Piers, Blind Brook, NY)
West:  (Newtown, Waterbury)
Real:  (Danbury, New Milford)
Sound:  (Hamden, Wallingford)



Boys & Girls  U14-U18
Girls:  ECNL & NPL  (Waterbury)
Boys:  NEP  (Meriden, Waterbury)
CFC Academy:  U15-U18 Girls


by posted 07/16/2015