Milwaukee Bavarian SC

Milwaukee Bavarian SC is an American soccer team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. Bavarian Majors of the Bavarian Soccer Club compete in the United Premier Soccer League. The team plays its home games in the athletic stadium at the Heartland Value Fund Stadium. The team's colors are blue and white. Bavarian Soccer Club has won four USASA National Amateur Cup titles as well as two National Open Cup championships and is a frequent qualifier for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Milwaukee Bavarian SC Logo
Full nameMilwaukee Bavarian Soccer Club
GroundHeartland Value Fund Stadium
Glendale, Wisconsin
Board PresidentDavid Anzia
Head CoachPatrick Hodgins
LeagueUnited Premier Soccer League
20181st, North Division
Playoffs: Champions
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The original Milwaukee Bavarians club was formed by German American immigrants in 1929 as Fussball Club Bayern (Football Club Bavaria) as a multi-sports association. Their first football match was played on September 29, 1929 against a team from nearby Sheboygan, resulting in a 3–2 victory for Bayern. The club subsequently became very strong in its area, winning many state championships.

In 1956 they took their present name and bought a new field on which to play home matches. They were a charter member of the National Premier Soccer League in 2005.[1] The team took a hiatus from the NPSL for the 2014 season to focus on completing substantial upgrades to their Heartland Value Fund Stadium. The total upgrades estimated to cost $1.1 million.[1] At the end of that hiatus, they joined the Great Lakes Premier League, which changed its name to the Premier League of America shortly thereafter.[2]

In their first season in the PLA, the Bavarians won both the West Division and League Championships, and had five players named to the West Division Team of the Year.[3]

National Championships

Bavarian Soccer Club has won eight national championships. In 1976 they won their first National Amateur Cup, when they defeated a team from Trenton, New Jersey 3–1 in the final. They repeated this success in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2018. They have also finished as runners-up in this tournament (1983, 2016, and 2017).

In 2018, the Bavarians won the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) national championship, defeating Sporting AZ FC 3–2 in the championship.

In 2003 the Bavarians also won the USASA National Open Cup amateur championship. The club would win the competition again in 2009. USASA eliminated this national tournament in 2015.

Bavarian SC competed in the 1994 U.S. Open Cup as Bavarian Leinenkugel as they were sponsored by the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company that year.


Year League Reg. Season Playoffs US Open Cup
1993 Exhibition club Semifinals
1994 Final
2003 Third Round
2004 First Round
2005 NPSL 2nd, Midwest Semi Finals Did not qualify
2006 NPSL 4th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2007 NPSL 2nd, Midwest Did not qualify Second Round
2008 NPSL 4th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not qualify
2009 USASA N/A N/A First Round
2010 NPSL 4th, Midwest Did not qualify Did not enter
2011 NPSL 1st, Midwest National Semifinals Did not qualify
2012 NPSL 2nd, Midwest-Central Did not qualify First Round
2013 NPSL 2nd, Midwest-Central Did not qualify First Round
2014 On Hiatus
2016 PLA 1st, West Division Champions Did not enter
2017 PLA 1st, West Division Champions Did not enter
2018 UPSL 1st, Midwest-North Champions Did not enter


  • USASA National Amateur Cup winner – 1976, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2018
  • USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup winner – 2003, 2009 (national competition ceased after 2015)
  • NPSL Midwest Division winner – 2011
  • PLA West Division winner – 2016, 2017
  • PLA Champions – 2016, 2017
  • UPSL National Champions – 2018
  • UPSL Midwest Champions – 2018

Head coaches

  • United States Tom Zaiss (1996–2006)
  • United States Jon Mroz (2007–2008)
  • Germany Andreas Davi (2009–2011)
  • United States Patrick Hodgins (2012–present)


External links


  1. ^ a b Anderson, Eric. "Amateur notes: Bavarians taking hiatus from NPSL in 2014". Wisconsin Soccer Central. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  2. ^ Anderson, Eric. "Bavarians to join Great Lakes Premier League in 2016". Wisconsin Soccer Central. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  3. ^ "West Division Team of the Year". Premier League of America. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
1973 National Challenge Cup

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2018 Fall UPSL season

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