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Did you know:

  • Our club provides financial aid for over 60 players each year.
  • Our club never turns anyone away for their inability to pay.
  • Almost every team in our club has players on it, who receive financial aid.
  • Our club counts on our tournaments and fundraisers to support the scholarship fund.
  • Our club has a Foundation (501c3 NFP) set up to solely help players who need financial aid.


Please help our club to help our players, and go eat at Chili’s a few times this month! All proceeds go straight to the foundation.

Cilli's Fundraiser

2019 Puma Champions Cup Series Dates Announced! Click on Tournament link above for more information

Application for the 2019 Puma Cup Cup College Showcase April 5th-7th - Click on logo to Apply

2019 Puma Cup College Showcase will be played on April 5th-7th.

12U-19U Boys and Girls. 

12U  will play 9v9 full 70 minute games

13U-19U will play 80 minute games

12U-14U will have playoffs and awards for 1st and 2nd place teams

15U-19U Will be College Showcase format with three games and no playoffs.

Great competition, good number of college coaches, two great locations.

NCAA Division 1 Spring College Games onsite for everyone to watch for free.  

Saturday, April 6th, Sportscore 2 Indoor Field #3

Saturday, April 6th, Sportscore 2 Indoor Field #3

12:00pm  NIU vs Valpo Women's Game

2:00pm Loyola University Chicago vs UIC Men's Game

4:00pm  UWM vs Loyola University Chicago Women's Game

6:00pm Northwestern U vs DePaul U Men's Game

Saturday, April 6th, Wedbury Soccer Stadium Field 219

11:00am Roosevelt University Chicago (NAIA) vs Lewis University (NCAA 2) Men's  

1:00pm NIU vs UWM Men's

2019 Puma Cup College Showcase, April 5th-7th Weekend Tournament entry fees

$725 plus parking fee of $60 per team 2005-1999 (13U-19U)

$625 plus parking fee of $50 per team for 2006 (12U) 9v9 Format


2019 Puma Champions Cup will be played on April 12th-14th.

U8-U19 Boys and Girls.  Last year was the 2nd largest tournament we have ever had with 535 teams participated

Application Deadline Thursday, February 28th

Application is now Opened!

U12 Boys & Girls can choose to play 9v9 OR 11v11. Please select the right playing numbers when you apply.
U8 Boys & Girls Can choose to play 4v4 or 7v7.  Please select the right playing numbers when you apply.
Great tournament for all of your club's teams from top to bottom since we typically have four level of flights for all age groups.  

Great Competition, Two great Sites, Club Discounts for multiple teams, coaches conflicts , We also do our best to make sure that you Play teams that you typically don't play, Two Great Soccer Facilities, 7 Full Size Regulation Turf Fields with Lights including one of them indoors. Playoffs for 8U-15U and Awards for all age groups.  16U and Older awards will be given out after the three round robin games.  All Bracket winners will Receive team and individual awards.  

2019 Puma Champions Cup, April 12th-14th Weekend:  Tournament Entry fee:

U8 (4v4) -  $325 plus parking fee of $35

U8-U10 (7v7) - $525 plus parking fee of $50
U11-U12 (9v9) - $575 plus parking fee of $50

U12-U14 (11v11) - $650 plus parking fee of $60
U15-U19 (11V11) - $695 plus parking fee of $60

2019 PUMA CHAMPIONS CUP Applications are Now Opened, APRIL 12TH-14TH

Registration is NOW OPENED! Register your team Today in order not to get left behind! April 12th-14th



Former Raptor wins NCCAA National Championship.

Former Raptors player Lexi Zambrano attends and plays college at Trinity Christian College. her team just won the NCCAA Division 1 National Championship.

Former Raptor wins College National Championship
State Cup Champions!

Raptors U17 Girls win State Cup

The Raptors U17 Girls team beat Crystal Lake Force Elite+ 3-2 after extra time in  the State Cup Final.

The team will now compete in the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships in Saginaw, MI on June 21st thru 26th, 2019.

Congrats U11 Girls

The 2008 Girls team coached by Jason Parsons won the Halloween Havoc tournament in St.Louis , October 26-28th.

Raptors players honored for High School season

The following Raptors players have been recognized and honored for their achievements during the 2018 Fall High School season:

IHSSCA All State

Colin Beatty: Rockford Boylan

Andy Volk: Rockford Christian

Cooper Jevremovic: Hononegah

CJ Couper: Rockford Boylan

IHSSCA All Sectional

Isaac Brown: Hononegah

Anthony Buffington: Harlem

Max Cincinnati: Rockford Christian

Roberto Davila: Rockford Guilford

Bernardo Dominguez: Belvidere

Cole Dunn: Rockford Christian

Alexis Garcia: Belvidere North

Carson Masters: Rockford Guilford

Alan Rubio: Rockford Boylan

Sebastian Sepulveda: Rockford Boylan

Evan Theien: Rockford Guilford

Aidan Westerberg: Belvidere North

IHSSCA All Sectional Honorable Mention

Brady Katzenberger: Freeport

NIC-10 All Conference 

Colin Beatty, Isaac Brown, CJ Couper, Roberto Davila, Bernardo Dominguez, Alexis Garcia., Cooper Jevremovic, Carson Masters, Alan Rubio, Sebastian Sepulveda, Evan Theien, Aidan Westerberg.

NIC-10 All Conference Special Mention

Jaeden Aguilera: Belvidere North

Anthony Buffington: Harlem

John Coll: Rockford Boylan

Brady Katzenberger: Freeport


Raptors 05 Boys compete in Portugal

Click the Link Below to watch our 05 Boys take on the top clubs in Europe!

Want to join the Raptors Club?

Are you interested in joining the Rockford Raptors and missed tryouts?  It may not be too late!  Please contact one of our Directors for information.

Frank Mateus -

Hugh Ward -

Raptors Girls 03 (15U) IL Cup Champs after defending FC United 03 Girls Pre-Academy Copa 1-0 on Sunday, 5/27/18

Rockford Raptors Boys 04 Select are IL Cup Semi-Finals after falling to Fox Valley Bayern FVBM in PKs after a 1-1 regulation and Overtime.

Class of 2018 Girls College Signings

The Raptors Girls class of 2018 will have their college signing night on Tuesday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. at ISC. The following players have committed :

Maggie Woods: UW Milwaukee, NCAA Division 1

Kylee Hermeyer: Northern Illinois University, NCAA Division 1

Fiona Fulling: Northern Illinois University, NCAA Division 1

Cassidy Grunewald: Western Illinois University, NCAA Division 1

Ally Hasken: Western Illinois University, NCAA Division 1

Sam Brooks: Western Illinois University, NCAA Division 1

Peyton Flynn: Valparaiso University, NCAA Division 1

Ana Johnston: University of New Hampshire, NCAA Division 1

Suleimy Perez: UW Parkside, NCAA Division 2

Kaylee Parsons: Minnesota State University Moorehead, NCAA Division 2

Delaney Anderson: Robert Morris University, NAIA  

Lexi Langloss: Robert Morris University, NAIA 

Alyssa Darling: Robert Morris University, NAIA 

Christina Colombi: St. Ambrose University, NAIA 

Yadira Estrada: University of St. Francis,  NAIA

Brianna Arreguin: Loras College, NCAA Division 3

Mary Herra: University of Dubuque, NCAA Division 3

Emily Knodle: University of Dubuque, NCAA Division3

Marcela Arreguin: Augustana College, NCAA Division 3

Gabriela Arreguin: Augustana College, NCAA Division 3

Jasmin Salinas:  Aurora University, NCAA Division 3

Meleny Villa: Rock Valley Community College, NJCAA

Rockford Raptors Boys 03 Champs at Puma Labor Day Cup 2017

Rockford Raptors Boys 04 Champs at the Puma Labor Day Cup

Rockford Raptors Girls 00/99 Select Finalists at the 2017 Puma Labor Day Cup

Raptors 02 Girls Champs at Puma Labor Day Cup

U-17 Boys compete at the Players College Showcase in Las Vegas, NV.

The U-17 Boys played in the Players College Showcase in Las Vegas , NV on March 9th thru 11th. They beat Beach FC (CA) 1-0, Temecula Valley SC (CA) 3-0 and lost 1-3 to Davis Legacy (CA), finishing 2nd in their bracket.

Frank Mateus honored as the Midwest Competitive Coach of the Year by US Youth Soccer

2017 Competitive Coach of the Year Award winners to be honored at Awards Gala

FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2017) — US Youth Soccer is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of the national winner and nominees for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls Competitive Coach of the Year awards. The Competitive Coach of the Year Award honors individuals for his or her coaching activities, sportsmanship, player development, personal coaching development and citizenship.

MIDWEST – Frank Mateus – Rockford, Ill.
With over 25 years of coaching experience, Frank Mateus has helped develop youth players from all ages — with several going on to the collegiate and professional levels. Through working with the Rockford Raptors FC and US Youth Soccer ODP state and regional teams, Mateus displays compassion, selflessness, hard work and determination in his coaching.

Everyone at the Raptors congratulates Frank on this great achievement.

Raptors Girls 02 win 6-0 and Girls 03 lost 3-2 to Colorado Storm 02 Girls ECNL today at the Colorado Storm Fall Kickoff Classic

Rockford Raptors Boys 04 Finalist at Great Lakes Soccer Challenge

Raptors FC Offers Three Levels of Programs - Which is Best for Your Child?

Please see below for the Raptors FC outline of programs available for yor child.  Contact us with any questions you may have.

Thank you, Raptors FC Staff

Proud to be Raptors FC



•More than 300 former Raptor Players have gone on to play at the College level.


•3 former players now play in the MLS


•Currently More ODP Players than any other local Club

•More National Team players come from Raptors FC than any other local Club

• has listed 2 Raptors FC players on the Top 100 players in the Country

•Only Player from Rockford named to ESPN’s Rize All Chicago Team

•Only local Club to have players selected to All-Midwest Regional Team

•Entire Coaching staff is certified and licensed while more Raptors Coaches hold advanced diploma‘s and more Licensed "A" coaches than any other local club.

•Average tenure for a Raptors Coach is more than 6 years with the Club and many have been with the Club since the inception.

•National Champions (2 times)

•National Runner-up 2004 and 2005

•Regional Champions (5 Times)

The History

•Establishedin 1994 as one professional team in the former USISL (now called USL, a second divisionleague below MLS) with the help of Dr. Wedgbury and established Youth system shortly thereafter. Doing so with the sole purpose of creating quality soccer training opportunity for Rockford’s youth. Later was the backing for establishing ISC and Sportscore Two as The premier Soccer Facility in the Country.

•Annually provides more than $70,000 in scholarships and financial aid for players.

•Annually provides recreational leagues for more than 2,000 kids

•ONLY Local Club that have participated in MRL (boys & Girls) since its inception.

•Established and continues to host one of the most successful and sought after tournaments in the Midwest and Country as The Puma Cup hosts more than 680 teams annually over 2 weekends in April.

•Established and hired a Full-time Professional Athletic Trainer. To continue to raise and set the bar for other Clubs to try and copy but not duplicate. The ONLY local Club to do so.

•2009 Raptors  named as PUMA Premier ClubThe Rockford Raptors have received the designation as a Puma Premier Club. They join an elite group of clubs from across the nation: Sacramento United (Sacramento, Ca), Les Bois SC (Boise, ID), Southern California Blues (Costa Mesa, CA), Albion SC (San Diego, Ca), TSF Academy (Lincoln Park, NJ), Brooklyn Italians, (New York, NY), Charlotte United (Charlotte, NC) and Snohomish United (Snohomish, WA)

Passion, Dedication, Loyalty and Honor



Rockford Raptors FC