Team members that traveled to Iowa State University in Ames, IA to play in a tournament
Club Soccer of MSU was founded in the fall of 2011 by Sam Johnson and Luke Byington. In the spring of '12, Alden Lowney joined their effort to bring a soccer club to MSU. In the first year, these three took the club from conception to a group of players getting together for casual games and pickup. With progress made in organization, recognition, and funding from the school, a club was formed by the spring of '13. By the end of the '13-'14 school year, a competitive team had formed. While focusing on the development of a competitive men's team, our presence in the soccer community has not been forgotten. Many pick-up sessions - both outdoors and indoors - have been thrown together, and we have even played in the stadium. Since then, we have continuously looked to grow our presence in the community, and improve our efforts in competitive performances.
Club Soccer of MSU is a student organization. We seek to increase awareness of the beautiful game in the community of Bozeman through pick-up sessions, small-sided tournaments, and a men's-league team based out of Bozeman, Montana. The team travels to other schools to compete against other club, and school, soccer teams. Our team players must be attending Montana State University, but the pick-up games are open to everyone. The past few seasons our team has developed to the level appropriate to play in a WCSA league this upcoming fall.
We have players of many skill levels in the club. In our pick-up sessions, we often find a range including people who haven't played in years to players coming strait from a competitive environment. Our competitive team includes some players that have competed at D1 college level soccer, and others who simply played in highschool and have a love of the game that has kept their vision keen and their touch in top form. In competitive games, we play a 4-3-3 formation that seeks to play through the enitre team, as opposed to relying on individual talent. Any player who is willing to work hard, and work with others as a cohesive unit is welcome in tryouts.