Month: August 2005

US vs Mexico Saturday!

OK I need a show of hands. Who is interested in a group outing to The Fox & Hound on Saturday to catch the US vs Mexico World Cup Qualifier being broadcast at 6:30 pm? If you are interested then reply by adding your Yay in the comments to this post. Why go out?

Bob Jordan has pointed out that it a live broadcast of the US vs Mexico World Cup qualifier this Saturday has finally been arranged. The game is being played in Columbus, OH but because of the start of the College football season there was some question as to whether there would be room on the dial to show the match. Here’s what it looks like (for now)

Saturday, September 3:
U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico
(World Cup Qualifying – CONCACAF Final Round)
ESPN Classic (Live)
7:25 p.m. ET / 6:25 p.m. CT / 5:25 p.m. MT / 4:25 p.m. PT

Bob indicates that Mediacom doesn’t offer ESPN Classic anymore. For many of us that means a trip out. In previous conversations with the management at the Fox & Hound they have indicated that they would make space for us and provide a big screen for a group of 15-20 as they have for some previous international matches.

So who’s in? If I get enough replies in the next two days I’ll make the call and arrange some space. escort service in los angeles

What if MSU Were Underwater?

I’m not prone to political or religious conversations since I’d like to think that I’m old enough to know better. But I did chose to share with you some brief comments on the disaster in New Orleans last night. Well this morning Coach Dieter Bock of Waynesville offered some private comments that he has now allowed me to share with you. I asked him if it would be OK to share this story with you because one of my friends is an Asst. Professor in the Theatre Department at Loyola University located on St. Charles Street. With all the hub-bub locally regarding MSU, it made me think about what it would be like to have to relocate them much less an entire city.

It’s interesting that you decided to opine about the hurricane on your webpage. Here’s an added FYI: two of my players from last spring, Vannesa King and Denise Prewitt, are currently playing soccer for NCAA Division I Nicholls State University. The campus is located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, which is 30 miles west of New Orleans. They were evacuated Sunday morning and decided (no other choice) to come home (they were at the Glendale game last night). They mentioned that the coach expects them back for training on Monday, however, a number of local players are literally without a home. This really puts things like the game of soccer in perspective.

Coach Bock is also a Social Studies teacher at Waynesville. This is the type of thing that keeps bringing me back to futbol, some of the best friends I have made in my life are a direct result of my participation in this world community. Thanks Coach and please keep us up-to-date on the ladies.escorts dubai

N’awlins

Folks, I have to admit to having been distracted this evening. One factor is learning how to manage the volume of information that is an important part of covering the games. I am a fan, a former player & coach, a photographer and a videographer. I am not a journalist in the traditional sense however. I’m learning how to do this as I do it. All I can ask is for your continued support, which has been fantastic by the way. Thank you to the many folks who took the time to let me know how much they enjoy my site as I covered the games this evening.

My problems pale in comparison however. The destruction of the town and the way of life known as N’awlins has a personal connotation for me. I have a close friend with wife and 10 month old baby and the family of another very close friend (I was his best man last October in Hilton Head) who live in the city of New Orleans. It is hard to concentrate on futbol this evening while the stories pour in. I know I am not the only one in this situation. Please take the time to consider what your life would be like if you were uprooted with less then a week to prepare. Act on your values. Thank you.filipino girls in dubai

Ozark Conference Update

Hillcrest at Parkview OK, scores are coming in. I made it to two games this evening, the opening match at Parkview where they hosted the Hillcrest Hornets. I also made it to Glendale for their match with Waynesville. What a schedule for the Tigers, coming to town to face the Central Bulldogs last night and turning around and coming back today to face the Falcon’s. Not an easy task regardless of the competition.

In the first match, the Hornets battled valiantly but opened the season with a loss on the road. New Head Coach Ross Frierson has assembled a team with a good attitude in the face of difficult odds as soccer on the north side is still new by comparison to other areas of the city. There are several boys I am familiar with based upon their participation in club ball and they provide the core of the team. I’ll have the starting lineup available to share with you later this week. In the meantime, you’ll can find some photos of the match here.

As I mentioned in the opening, Waynesville was in town yesterday to help Central inaugurate Harrison Stadium. The boys showed very well in the opening half of tonights match at Glendale, especially when they matched an early goal scored by the Falcon’s. Forward Steven Hornack held off a defender and tucked a game tying goal into the net in the first ten minutes of the game and less then two minutes after Glendale opened the scoring. The score remained knotted at 1-1 until Glendale was able to solve the riddle that had been the Tiger’s defense. The catalyst was Stevie W who assisted on four goals on the evening, setting Ben Hamilton free for the first two, including the ultimate game winner early in the 2nd half. Glendale played all 18 players on the evening and if there is one thing they will not be short of this season, it is speed. In the JV game, Glendale came out on top 7-0. Photos are available and I’ll have some video highlights in the next day or two.

A late report indicates that Kickapoo came out on top in their match at Camdenton 3-1 with the JV winning by a 3-2 score.

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Christian County Derby

I need to figure out who’s in charge of scheduling. What a way to start the season when you match local rivals Ozark and Nixa in the first Central Ozarks Conference match of the season. I’m certain everyone is familiar what it can be like when these two teams meet, regardless of the sport. In this case, the west side came out on top with Nixa winning on the road at Ozark 2-0. The goals were scored by junior Danny Curro in the first half and sophomore Guillermo Zuniga in the second half. The JV game was won by Ozark by the score of 2-0. Thanks to Coach Sundlie for taking the time to check in.

On a related note, the Ozark/Nixa Soccer Tournament will be held September 9-10. Here’s hoping there might be a rematch!dubai massage parlors