The Gallagher Friendlies are hosted by nationally renowned St. Louis Scott Gallagher.
"I’ve been saying it for years that few events provide you with the level of competition & facilities that the Gallagher Friendlies. Thanks to Mitch & his staff for providing us a great pre season event every Labor Day in St. Louis. I appreciate you my friend."
--Marcus Kelcher, Elite Girls Academy
Our 15th annual event will be hosted Labor Day weekend, September 5-7, 2020 at the beautiful World Wide Technology Soccer Park & SLSG Creve Coeur Complex (See video of this amazing facility below). This event is played entirely in Missouri on state of the art turf fields. FOUR games are guaranteed! Dependent on the number of applicants, we may have Friday games and all teams WILL have Monday games again in 2020.
"I wanted to let you know it has been a very long time since my teams played in the SLSG Friendlies. In the past we have traveled on this weekend but we stayed in town this year. I wanted to compliment you on the organization of this tournament. It was super! Very well run and really fun for our boys to play in as well. Most of the competition pushed us and hopefully will have us ready for MRL coming up.
I have a ton of respect for you and all you do in the soccer community."
--Jim Wipke, Lou Fusz Athletic
The finest youth soccer clubs from the Midwest and across the United States are invited to participate in this three-day, high-level competition, designed to promote quality soccer and player development over wins and losses. We expect this year’s event to be of even higher quality than last year! The 2018 Tournament hosted 197 teams and the push for 200 starts now for 2019!
"Thank you very much for a wonderful weekend and getting this put together! The boys enjoyed themselves and got better because of the competition. Have a wonderful rest of the year and let me know if you ever need anything from me!
--Mirza Hasanbegovic, Elkhorn SC (Nebraska)
This event is the #3 ranked Tournament in the State of Missouri as rated by GOTSOCCER.COM. It trails only the SLSG Girls Fall Classic (November) and our SLSG Fall Festival (October).
If your club is the top team in your State or Region, this is the Tournament for you! But if your team is a second team or a second level club, we’ll have divisions for you too! We expect teams from over 10 states and Canada including the Elite Boys & Girls Acedemy (Omaha & LIncoln, NE), Iowa Rush, Iowa SC, CRSA (IA), Kansas Rush, KC Scott Gallagher (KS), St. Louis Scott Gallagher, TSC Hurricane’s (OK), Lobo's Rush (TN), Sporting St. Louis/JB Marine (MO), Lou Fusz Athletic (MO), Germantown Legends & Tennessee SC (TN), Elkhorn SC (NE), Illinois Fire Juniors, KC Legends, and United SC out of Alabama. These are just a sample of the quality teams coming to our Tournament. Don’t miss out on the action!
"Thank you for giving our teams an opportunity to play in your great event."
--Daryl Brazeau, Iowa Rush
As an annual event, the Gallagher Friendlies has become highly anticipated by youth soccer clubs because of its emphasis on quality soccer and top-level competition. Th event grew by over 30 teams from 2018 to 2019 and we expect it to continue to grow in both quality and quantity! We bring in the top refs in the country to round out our four star event – Competition – check, facilities – check, organization – check and top level referee’s from Region II and beyond.
"Thanks for everything this past weekend. I greatly appreciate all you did for the Iowa Soccer Club and the gifts were great."
--Jon Cook, Iowa SC
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