- Rochester Thunder get revenge with 4-1 win over Demize Friday night #
- Springfield Demize lose 0-3 at Des Moines Menace – http://pdl.uslsoccer.com/home/343043.html #
Pre-game is at 1:00 pm and the boys will kick off at 1:25 pm today on ESPN. While the U.S. Men are in their first-ever FIFA tournament final, five-time FIFA World Cup champions Brazil are making their fourth appearance in the Confederations Cup final and looking for their record-setting third title. Check the US Soccer website for background on the game.
If you really want to dive into the details, how about considering The Question: How is Brazil’s 4-2-3-1 different from a European 4-2-3-1? Hat tip to one of my new favorites, Inside Minnesota Soccer, for the link.
It’s been a tough week for Europeans who hate America’s growing influence in world soccer. First, ESPN acquired the rights to show some English Premier League games — in England. Then, the U.S. men’s national team outthought and outmuscled the world’s top-ranked team, Spain, 2-0 in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup in South Africa.
Finally, since you’ve made it this far, you need some background on the constant roar you hear in the background at the games. The Pitch Invasion offers the best story that I’ve seen with Satanâ€™s Instrument? The Vuvuzela and Noisemaking in World Football as he places the vuvuzela in context both with other noisemakers through the years as well as soccer on the African continent. Enjoy!
PS – did I mention Grant Wahl thinks the US can win?
Congratulations to the crew from Springfield who were chosen to represent and earned their way to Sioux Falls, SD this past week. This team was part of the the fun, and success, of playing and working at the highest levels.
Back Row – Patrick Burns and Ryan Cooksey
Front Row – Alysan Burgbacher, Mark Lassman-Eul, Andy Wilkinson and Jessica McCutcheon
Update – Patrick, Ryan, and Andy all worked semi finals on Tuesdays. Only one missouri referee got a final due to so many teams from missouri being in the finals.
It was the first trip to Regionals for Alysan, a high school senior-to-be at New Covenant where she will play on the boys team this season, along with Jessica, who will be a sophomore at Rogers State (OK). The group was also joined by Jeff Kohlmeyer and Kelly Ross who worked as an assigner and a mentor, respectively. 24 hour escorts dubai
More than 90 soccer players ranging in age from eight to 17 from all over Pulaski County participated in the tryouts. â€œWe are very pleased with the number of players that came out and demonstrated their skills during the clubâ€™s tryouts,â€ said David Lowe, Vice-President of the Pulaski United FC.
Lowe added that, â€œMany of the clubâ€™s younger players will one day form the nucleus of the high school soccer teams throughout the county and some will go on to play soccer in college.â€
Pulaski United FC will conduct a second week of competitive soccer tryouts for ages eight to 17 from Aug. 3-7. Contact David Lowe at 573-774-2862 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. anal escorts dubai
Are you looking for a competitive soccer club for you boys and girls? Here’s your chance to check out two clubs at the same time as FC Springfield and Missouri Elite FC will hold a joint, open tryout on Monday evening. Girls from age 9 up to High School and boys in the 8-10 range.
Date: Monday, June 29th
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Location: Parkview HS (the soccer field . . . not JFK)
The Clubs have openings for the following age groups: Girls U9 – U18 and Boys U9 – U11
Open Field for those interested in playing competitive club soccer sponsored by FC Springfield and Missouri Elite FC. For more information, click on the links or the logos above. MO Elite FC can be contacted by email at email@example.com. The web site is currently under construction.
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