The Brookfield East boys' soccer team is taking on top area teams at the well-known Gusho Tournament at East High School this weekend. The tournament was named after the school’s first soccer coach.
According to the Greater Metro Conference schedule, Brookfield East will play Green Bay Preble at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Milwaukee Ronald W. Reagan College Prep plays Waukesha West at the same time. Whitefish Bay plays Muskego at 6 p.m. and Marquette plays Xavier at 7:30 p.m. Semifinals and championship play continues on Saturday.
Brookfield East was most recently ranked second in the area. The annual Gusho tournament is considered a great opportunity to watch quality prep soccer, with three state qualifying teams playing – Marquette (ranked first), East, and Green Bay Preble.
Eight teams are playing in the tournament. Saturday’s full schedule can be found here.
The boys’ opener was Aug. 14, and they defeated Homestead 4-0 in that game. The team has 18 returning seniors.
Observers believe the Spartans are a very competitive team this year.
Al Gusho was a teacher who coached the first boys' and girls' soccer teams at East, which started in 1981-82. East’s soccer field was named after him in 2010, marking only the fifth time that a facility in the school district was named after someone. Gusho taught at East from 1965 until he died in 1985, according to the School District.
During the tenure of coach Herb Dundun, the East team has qualified three times for the state tournament, according to the district.