The MMA Fighting Colonels varsity soccer team is made up of players from all over the world. This poises our team with a unique advantage when it comes to excelling at this international sport. Though it’s one of our newer teams, the Fighting Colonels have already distinguished themselves on the field and have set high standards for seasons to come, winning the 2018 MSHSAA District Soccer Championship.
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Elliot Goodwin, Head Soccer Coach
Elliot Goodwin is a United States Soccer C Licensed Coach and SafeSport certified. In addition to his professional soccer playing experience, Goodwin has coached for McKendree University and Saint Louis Scott Gallagher, and has led his teams to national tournaments and earned national rankings.
According to Goodwin, the most valuable aspect of soccer isn’t in the sport itself, but rather on the team.
“No matter where you are from in the world, soccer is a universal sport which brings people together both on and off the field,” Goodwin said. “I value a positive culture within a team environment because a sense of togetherness and accountability allows individuals to feel significant as they pursue a common goal."
MMA Soccer News Updates
This fall, the Missouri Military Academy Colonels soccer team achieved its most successful season since 2018, earning a team ranking of eighth in the state of Missouri. With the most game wins since 2018, the outstanding season was marked by player growth, camaraderie and memorable moments.
For the second year in a row, the Missouri Military Academy Colonels soccer team won their division in the Moberly Invitational, going 3-0 in the blue division after beating Smith Cotton 1-0, Wright City 4-1 and Kirksville 2-1.
From five years on the Missouri Military Academy Colonels soccer team to winning the 2023 Armed Forces Men’s Soccer Championship with the All-Army Soccer team, alumnus Don Williams Jr. ’18 has been on quite the post-graduation journey.