Soccer Player Refuses To Accept Penalty After Tripping Himself, Convinces Referee To Reverse Call

There was a remarkable moment of sportsmanship in Sunday's German Bundesliga game between Werder Bremen and Nurnberg. Bremen player Aaron Hunt went down in the box in the 75th minute. The referee immediately ruled that he'd been fouled by Nurnberg's Javier Pinola, and awarded a penalty.

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Last Updated (Saturday, 22 March 2014 15:52)


Michiana Echo U5-U9 Academy Program

U5-U9 (*DOB August 2004-July 2009)

Coerver Trainers will be training our youngest Echo members!!!

Players will not be placed on any one set team, they will be involved in Academy style training sessions with other players their age and skill level. Fees for the Mini Academy will be $100 per season for 8 sessions. Players are encouraged to participate in the Echo mini academy training in conjunction with a recreational program. (ie. Players are free to play MSA EYSA ect. while on the mini roster)

Training sessions will be 1 session per week on Tuesday nights during the Fall and Spring seasons. Mini Academy players will train for 45 minutes on tactical and technical skills and the last 15 minutes will be games, VS. ourselves, played in traditional academy style soccer, meaning the all players will be mixed.

Cost will be $100 for the spring season. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays 6-7pm March 25th-May 20th There will be no session on April 8th unless it is needed as a make up.

Follow this link to register: Mini Academy players are not guaranteed any scheduled games. 
Register Here

All players need to bring a signed liability release to the first practice: 
Liability Release

If you have questions please direct them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 February 2014 08:04)


English Premier League Club Stoke City has announced it has selected Coerver to train its players on individual an tactical skills. This is a major affirmation that Echo players are receiving training under one of the best systems in the world. Watch the video below to professional players and coaches doing activities that Echo players do every week!

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Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 February 2014 08:20)


Michiana Echo families will be participating in the Second Annual 12 Hours of Soccer on Saturday Feb 15, 2013. South Bend Indoor Soccer will host the event that will begin at 5pm Saturday and end at 8 am the following morning. Echo players are raising pledges based on the number of hours that they play, with funds going to continue development of the new Echo fields at Harris Township Park.

This year Coaches and players from Holy Cross College, Bethel College, and Ancilla College will join the players for games and a special contests during the evening.

150 players participated in last years event. We expect this years numbers to be higher, and have incorporated special times for the younger players that may not be able to spend the night.

Parents with questions should contact Echo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Good news from DOC Omar Gallo! Holy Cross Goalie Iain Mc Turk was name Freshman of the Year by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Association. Ian is from Copenhagen Denmark. This fall Ian worked with Echo as a goalie coach when not protecting the net for his team.

"Any time you have a goal keeper win the freshman of the year award rather than a field player shows the kind of impact Iain had on our Holy Cross program. To have a player at this caliber a part of Echo and training with little kids also says a lot about the direction our club is going in. As DOC I am always looking for the top college players in our area to work with our kids and I am honored that we were able to have Iain work with our young players. The future is bright for him and we wish him all the best and are looking forward to having him continue with Echo"

Congratulations to Ian Mc Turk, Coach Omar, and all the Holy Cross Players for their record breaking season!

Happy Holidays!

Joe Walsh

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