MSC History

Milwaukee Sport Club: Established 1953

In 1954, in their first year of participation in the Major League, the Milwaukee Sport Club finished 2nd in the league. They also won the Kohler Cup and the Wisconsin Open Cup.

In 1955, after a series of exhibition soccer games in Jamaica, British West Indies, the Sport Club underwent their first major rebuilding program by promoting a number of players from the junior championship team to the Major team. Promoting from within our own organization proved to be the key ingredient for the future success of our Club.

With mostly homegrown talent, the Milwaukee Sport Club has flourished and boasts a long and successful history of soccer in Wisconsin during the past five decades, with numerous trophies and championships. Most notable of recent years are: the 1997 second place finish for the U.S. Open Cup in Portland, OR. and the 1998 Wisconsin State Championship.

The Milwaukee Sport Club hosted a number of International Soccer games over the years and had successful soccer tours in Germany in 1988 and Austria in 1989 and 1990.

A number of players who graduated from our youth program and others who have played for our Major Team have played professionally for the Milwaukee Wave and/or for the Milwaukee Rampage. Among these players are Jason Willan, Pat White, Erich White, Tom Alioto, Tim Alioto and S. Provan.

Soccer Hall Of Fame

Our Club is well represented in the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame by Alex Schulko, Attila Meszaros, Edwin Rack, Emmeric Strigens, Dave Scherer, Nick Schimpf, Mike Cox, Wilfred Massek,  Peter Becker, Frank Geibel, Frank Hazi, Adam Notheis, Peter Litjens, Peter Bostenescu, Joe Scherer, Fred Begale, Gene Edwards and Mike Wuertz.  Newcomers to the hall March 2011 will be Mike Schultz and Charlie Schultz (congratulations!). 

Gene Edwards, who played on the MS 1955 State Championship Team, served as President of the Wisconsin Soccer Association, President of the U.S Soccer Federation and was on the FIFA Board of Directors, was also inducted into the United States Soccer Hall of Fame along with Mike Wuertz, former MSC Majors Team Coach and President of the Referee Association.

While the Milwaukee Sport Club has enjoyed tremendous success over the years, the Youth Soccer Movement started in the early 1990s has proven to be the ingredient that will ensure continued success in the future. With this movement, the Sport Club today offers one of the finest Youth Soccer Development programs in the State of Wisconsin. With five fields and indoor practice facilities for winter, the Club now competes in every age group and has a number of girl?s teams as well.

Charter Members to Milwaukee Sport Club

The Milwaukee Sport Club was chartered in December 1953 with the following soccer enthusiasts as charter members:

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bostenescu
Mr. & Mrs Franz Both
Mr. & Mrs. Max Mengele
Mr. & Mrs. Adam Notheis
Mr. & Mrs. Karl Reeb
Mr & Mrs. Tommy Mladanovici
Mr. & Mrs Arthur Wilhelm
Ms. Liesl Brandt
Mr. Christian Forster
Mr. Otto Greilinger
Mrs. Ida Herrgott
Mr. Fritz Kappel
Mr.Josef Reep
Mr. Joe Scherer
Mr. Heinz Sengelman
Mr. Gustav Winter