CKS Warta Soccer Club
CKS WARTA - Soccer Club is a Premier Men's Soccer Team in the National Soccer League, serving Chicago land area since 1996.
The founders of the club from European backgrounds, who brought the love, the passion and the sport of soccer to United States and to display the great skill of the most recognized sport in the world.
Warta is a successful and recognized
Club in the National Soccer League, the State of Illinois as
well as in the entire Polish Community throughout the US.
The Club earned its name in 2001 after winning the 2001/02 Overall NSL Indoor Championship, as well as being the Runner-up in the 2001 Annual Polish Soccer Tournament of North America.
In 2003 both Warta "A" and Warta "B" won the USASA State of Illinois Competition and represented the ISSA in regional finals.
The Club itself went thru many changes in the short history. The major change is having one season of Girls Soccer Team and two youth teams, now the Club has only the Men's "A". The "A" team competing in the highest level of the Major Division of the National Soccer League.
Affiliated with the National Soccer League, the Illinois State Soccer Association, the United States Amateur Soccer Association, and the United States Soccer Federation, the club continues its passion for the love of the game.
Check out our history
July 1996: Warta officially becomes a member of the National Soccer League and the Illinois State Soccer Association. Prior to this Warta known as (Pogon and Klub Wielkpolski) have won several trophies outdoor and Indoor at the 41 Sports Club in Highland Park.
Just in their first year in the NSL Warta became a strong Club winning the Second Division and First Division year back to back to advance to the top Major Division of the NSL. 1998 NSL Indoor Season Warta finished with a 15-1-0 Record during which Maros Havran scored League Leading 43 goals.
Warta after getting promoted to the Major Division Indoor in 1998, it took the team just two years to reach the Finals where they lost to RWB Adria and won the Overall Championship year later by defeating BH Lilies in the Final with a 5:3 score. Also in 2001 Warta has earned a Second Overall Place in the Annual Polish Tournament of North America where they lost to Vistula Garfield on penalty kicks after a 1:1 regular time score.
In 2003 Warta have won the USASA State of Illinois Cup in Open Division and also in U-23 with Warta B where they went on to represent the State in Detroit Michigan for the Regional Finals. 2003 was also the year, where Warta had two Open Division Teams, two U-8 Youth Teams and a One Women Team (one season only).
In 2004 Warta has been granted the honors to host the biggest Sporting Event of the Polish Community in North America where they reached a record of 36 Teams participating with many well known Polish Soccer Stars and the Polish National Team Coach and Members of the Polish Soccer Federation.
Warta has made huge changed throughout their short history, and year 2006 was the year they made their first rebuild of the team and the Club. Next few years were a big struggle for the Club, but in few years they became the powerhouse of the NSL once again.
2012/13 Season was the beginning of Warta's strong performances, this season Warta finished with their best Indoor record of their history in Major Division. They were back to Playoffs where they lost to RWB Adria 2:4.
2014 Warta have finished their Indoor Season in Semifinals where they were defeated by Adria 1:2, and outdoor Warta have reached the Semifinals of the COPA ALIANZA Tournament.
In 2016 Warta have played their first International Friendly game as they hosted Lloyds FC of London England, also they have played three other Pro and Semi-Pro Teams in the United States.
Warta are crowned as the NSL Champions Division Overall CHAMPIONS for 2017/18 Indoor Season after defeating Albanian Stars 5:3 in the final.