MO Thorns FC

August Newsletter

Welcome to the first edition of the MO Thorns FC newsletter. We'll be making use of this platform as part of a comprehensive communication plan to be integrated over the next several months.

We hope you will enjoy this form of communication, and that you find it to be timely and informative! Any suggestions for improvement are welcome!

Thank You for Helping Make This Year's 3v3 a Success!

This past weekend, the MO Thorns had 19 teams entered in the Carnaval De Futbol 3v3 tournament. This annual event raises money to support those in need.

This year we decided that it would be fun to have some of our older players coaching our teams - and it couldn't have been more fun! Thank you to all of the girls who gave of their time and soccer expertise to coach this weekend!

Many, many pictures were snapped throughout the weekend - especially on Sunday when things got really messy (it was a tad muddy out there)! Click on the button below to peruse the photos from the two-day tournament.

Thank you to all of the parents for helping us to support this important cause! We truly appreciate your dedication as you made sure you players were where they needed to be this weekend!

It's hard to believe but the fall season is just around the corner!

Fall practices begin this week and run through the week of November 3rd.

Please double-check your practice times and locations, and be sure to arrive on time and prepared to play! Don't forget to let your team's Parent Coordinator know if you have a conflict so he or she may inform your coach!

We look forward to seeing you on the fields this week!

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Visit Our Improved MO Thorns Webpage!

The MO Thorns website has undergone quite an overhaul over the past month! Take a moment to check it out! We now provide team specific information, and announcements are kept up-to-date! Click the button below to take a peek!

Be sure to check back often as our information is continuously being updated and new features are being added!

Do you have a suggestion to make our site better! Please email Keri Skeeters to let her know!

Don't forget to sign up for TeamApp! This is the MO Thorns' primary communication tool! We don't want you to miss out on important information that your team and the club shares.

To sign up, go to or download TeamApp for iPhone or Android. If you need any assistance, simply reach out to your parent coordinator and he or she will be happy to help!

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Welcome Coach Jack Filla!

The Missouri Thorns and FC Missouri are excited to welcome Jack Filla as our new goalkeeper trainer!

Filla, a native of St. Louis, is a recent addition to the STLFC roster as goalkeeper. As a student at Fort Zumwalt North High School, he was a 4 year varsity starter. After graduating, Filla played two seasons at Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois where in 2013 he helped lead the team to its first national appearance since 1989 and a sixth place finish.

Filla was a two-time Regional Goalkeeper of the Year and a Second-Team NSCAA All-American in 2014. He returned to Missouri and played for two years at the University of Missouri St. Louis, playing all but 10 minutes of those two seasons. He was an All-GLVC selection and a First-Team NSCAA All-Midwest selection in 2016. All of these experiences have lead Filla to record 6804 minutes in net with a 43-25-7 record and 24 shutouts.

Welcome to the club, Coach Filla!
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Thank You for Sharing Your Photos!

Thank you to all who shared their experiences from the 3v3 tournament by uploading your photos to your team's Google Photo album! We were able to take some of those shots and post them in our album on Facebook!

We want to share the fun things that are happening and the good news from all of our teams! Please help us to do this by uploading pictures from your games, tournaments, team bonding events, etc. to the Google Photo Gallery for your team. You can find this gallery on TeamApp under "Team Selection." Once you open your team, you will see a link the shared Google Album.

Our plan is to pull photos from these galleries throughout the year and share on social media and through this newsletter. The Google photo galleries will help us to keep track of which photos come from which teams! Thank you so much for your help and participation!

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