Soccer Leagues

CMSA Soccer offers competition and fun for all levels of play supporting an environment of friendly competition and camaraderie. CMSA Soccer is proud to create a safe and welcoming place for everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity to play. Whether your hope is to meet new friends, simply stay active, or just enjoy playing with a team, this is the right place for you!

CMSA Indoor Soccer has both recreational and competitive levels and is hosted at the Center on Halsted. It is sponsored by The North End, where you and your team are always welcome after your games for a free pitcher and fun times! The league strives to provide an environment of wholesome, competitive fun while developing sportsmanship and a positive social atmosphere for the players. The league has a mid-season and end of season social to get to know the other players outside of your team and make lasting relationships. We’d be happy to have you in the league!

CMSA Outdoor Soccer is a recreational random-draft league for players of all skill levels. Whether you are new to soccer or if you’ve been playing most of your life, this league is a good time and will be a great way to meet new people and play on a team in an organized league setting. Outdoor soccer is a great way to get a great cardio workout while enjoying Chicago’s lakeshore park and amazing summer weather! Outdoor soccer also hosts mid-season and end of season socials.

If you have any questions about any of the CMSA Soccer leagues please don’t hesitate to reach out at:


Soccer Seasons

LeagueSeason NameDay of WeekRegistration PeriodLeague Dates
Open IndoorSpringSaturdayDec - JanJanuary - April
Open OutdoorSummerSaturdayApr - MayMay - Aug
Open OutdoorFall 2023SaturdayAug 25 - Sept 6Sept 16 - October 28
Open IndoorWinter Recreational or CompetitiveSaturdayJan - Jan Jan - Apr

Open Indoor Soccer - Recreational division (6 v 6) and competitive division (5 v 5). Competitive division has a draft prior to each season; recreational teams are formed by captains/the league.

Open Outdoor Soccer - 11 v 11; one recreational division; teams are randomly assigned.


All players register as free agents and are randomly assigned to a team prior to the start of each season.

Competitive (Indoor):

All players register as free agents and are drafted by league-selected captains prior to the beginning of each season.

Recreational (Indoor):

Captains/Full Teams:
Team captains can register and create a team. Individuals can then register on their own and select their preferred team.

Free Agents:
Players may register as a free agent and will be assigned to a team prior to the league start date.

2023 Fall Soccer League

League dates and time: Saturdays (September 16 – October 28) 2:00pm-4:00pm, 6pm-9pm – 7 weeks

Registration fees: 

Early Bird Registration $55: Friday, August 25 – Friday, September 1
Regular Registration $65: Saturday, September 2 – Wednesday, September 6

Open Indoor Soccer

Regular Season:
Recreational teams play two 30-minute game per night, competitive teams play one 60-minute game. The season is 9-11 weeks long. Games currently are played on Saturday afternoons/evenings.

Recreational teams play a single elimination bracket, seeded based on regular season standings over one evening for playoffs. Competitive teams do not have playoffs and the champion is crowned based on the regular season standings.

Open Outdoor Soccer

Regular Season:
Teams play 1 match each week. The season is 9-11 weeks long. Games are Saturday morning/early afternoon.

Teams play a single elimination playoff, seeded based on regular season standings over one morning/afternoon for playoffs.

League provides all goals and soccer balls, as well as jerseys. Matches are officiated by paid officials.

Individuals are encouraged to wear appropriate indoor/outdoor soccer shoes (no metal spikes for outdoor) and shin guards are recommended (but not required).

Outdoor Soccer Location

Indoor Soccer Location