OPRF starting goalkeeper Sam Euler is likely out the remainder of the season due to an illness.

OPRF soccer coach Paul Wright confirmed today that starting goalkeeper Sam Euler will not play in Friday night’s showdown against cross-town rival Fenwick at Oak Park Stadium (7 p.m.) and the senior may be out for the remainder of the season.

Euler, who helped the Chicago Fire Academy Juniors win a national championship last season, has not played in OPRF’s last two games due to illness. Wright said the 6-foot, 160-pound goalkeeper has mononucleosis and is likely to miss the remainder of the season.

“It’s a huge blow for us [because] he’s our leader and organizer in the back,” said Wright of Euler. “Our backup Tracy Davis has stepped up. Once we get through Fenwick on Friday we will be evaluating a few other lower level keepers.”

After downing Proviso West 3-1 on Tuesday, the Huskies enter Friday’s game with a record of 10-2-2. As of this posting, Fenwick held an overall record of 8-5-1.  

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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...