Steel City sits third in total points in the league's all-time table after three seasons. The two clubs above Steel City have over 150 years of semi-pro experience, while Steel City is in its third season.
Jake Lysik tops Steel City's scoring charts after three seasons. Nolan McGrath, the black-n-red's first ever goal scorer has an uber-goals per game clip, along with Shea Bechtel, who won the league's Golden Boot in 2022.
League play was a gauntlet with reigning National Amateur Champion Bavarian United SC and current Region II Champion RWB Adria. Notwithstanding, the 7th place finish was below expectations and historical standards.
Haenicke delivered in the offensive third. The Lisle native bagged six, including a first half hat trick against Rockford FC. Camacho was a revelation on set pieces. #69 hit two 25-yard+ free kicks - both as game winners - against DeKalb County and Chicago City.
Steel City followed their inaugural '21 season 3rd place finish with a 6th place finish in '22. Steel City was 2W-2T-1L against teams finishing ahead of them in the standings, but dropped too many points to teams in the bottom half of the standings.
Bechtel 's nine league goals secured the Midwest Premier League's Golden Boot, while Lysik's seven goals were good for third best in the league. Lysik's 17 point season places him first as Steel City's all-time points leader.
Steel City, in only its inagural season, was the Midwest Premier League's surprise team of '21. The two teams finishing ahead of Steel City have over 150 years combined experience in semi-pro soccer in the United States.
Goals came from 10 different Steel City players, highlighting the squad's diverse weapons. Shannon Seymour finished as the team's top scorer while Jake Lysik had an eye-popping ten assists. Nolan McGrath scored the first goal in Steel City history.
Game-by-game breakdown of Steel City's amazing inaugural season.