The Wisconsin Soccer Leagues just crowned its 2013-14 Major and First Division champions two weeks ago, but the next season isn't too far away.
The 2014-15 season is scheduled to kick off Sept. 7 with 27 teams in the state's top men's amateur leagues – 11 in the Majors and 16 in the First Division.
Four new teams are set to play in the Majors, three of them having been promoted after solid seasons in the First Division: playoff champion North Shore United, regular-season champion Upper 90 Sports Pub and SC Waukesha Blue.
The other newcomer brings Majors play back to the capital city, as the Madison Fire join the circuit. The Fire, who have won four of the past seven Madison Soccer Association Division 1 titles but lost in this year's final to Madison United – the most recent Madison club to field a Majors team. United, the 2008-09 Majors champions, withdrew from the state league following the fall 2012 season because of continued forfeits by teams from the Milwaukee area.
The First Division has five new teams, including the new reserve teams from North Shore United and Upper 90 Sports Pub. Azteca United moves down after playing in the Majors last season, while Arandas and Gunners FC are new teams in the league.
The final matches of the fall season are set for Nov. 16. Here's the full divisional breakdown for the 2014-15 season:
|Major Division||First Division|
|Croatian Eagles||Azteca United|
|Madison Fire||Bavarian SC Reserves|
|Milwaukee Brewers FC||Croatian Eagles Reserves|
|Milwaukee Kickers SC||Gunners FC|
|Milwaukee Sport Club||Lincoln FC|
|North Shore United||Milwaukee Brewers FC Reserves|
|Polonia SC||Milwaukee Kickers SC Reserves|
|SC Waukesha Blue||Milwaukee Sport Club Reserves|
|United Serbians||North Shore United Reserves|
|Upper 90 Sports Pub||Polonia SC Reserves|
|SC Waukesha White|
|United Serbians Reserves|
|Upper 90 Sports Pub Reserves|
|Verdi Sport Club|
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