Saturday, October 20, 2007

Week 7 games

A split this week for my teams. The girls lost 0-2 in a hard fought game. This is their 3rd loss of the year which ironically was a shutout for the third time. My girls only win when they score at least one goal (it doesn't make sense I know but they have not lost a game when they have scored at all). It was silent Saturday for the soccer club which meant that no parents or coaches could talk. The girls were great and really talked to each other and moved the game along. The girls though were flat and could not really get their open game going.

The boys however were amazing. A big 2-0 win to raise their record to 4-3. JJ my son had 3 SOT (shots on target) and missed a goal by about two inches. They were actually his first three shots on goal ever. The team only had enough to field a full team meaning we had no subs. The boys played an awesome game had possession of the ball over 75% of the time, and controlled the ball well. The boys are playing better every week. Again since this was silent Saturday, I or my assistant could not give instruction but the boys were calling each other for the ball, passing well and executing plays we set up.

JJ today even had a pass that was awesome, he was dribbling the ball towards the goal, overran for a second dropped back and curled a perfect pass to our striker. The striker had the ball taken away but it was an awesome pass. JJ is really coming along.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I have to give a great deal of kudos to the US MNT for their big win over the Swiss NT the other day. I am a big fan and supporter of Bob Bradley and give him credit for not shying away from tough competition. Sure the US could have played other teams but their were a lot of teams in competition for various tournaments. The US could have played an easy CONCACAF opponent but decided to go to a place where they have had poor showings.

Big win in a tough place to play.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

6th week update

The girls continued their winning ways. They won their 4th game to go 4-2 by a score of 3-0. It was a great game and the girls did not allow any shots on goal. The girls are starting to pass and spread out more. Scoring leaders thus far

Allysa-4 goals
Mackenzie-4 goals
Hannah-3 goals
Mariah-2 goals
Allison-1 goal

The boys lost a tough game 0-1. It was a great up and down game with the other team scoring a goal with less than 2 minutes to go. This we played has not lost this year and is clearly the best team. All I know is that our boys played their hearts out and would have been very happy with a draw. But an 0-1 loss is a very good result.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Soccer in Philadelphia

It is about time that Philly gets a pro soccer team. Philly does have the 4th biggest media market and has been without a major soccer team for years. I honestly think that within a few years soccer could be the 4th biggest sport in Philadelphia. If done right meaning marketing, pricing and quality of play. The flyers have very expensive tickets, along with the sixers and eagles. Since soccer is played by so many kids, market family type packages with reasonable concession prices and the people will come.

I am hoping that MLS, the State, the city of Chester and the public can get together and get Philly and MLS team.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Record Updates

The boys had their first shutout victory this week, 2-0 one boy finally scored his first goal. They have raised their record to 3-2

The girls had a tough 0-1 loss. Their record is also 3-2. The team this year has only let up 2 goals. Ironically they lost both those games. When they score, they are 3-0

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Soccer Pics

We had our annual family fun day with the soccer club this past Sunday. It was a fun time and over 600 kids and their families were there. I would love to be the owner of the pizza shop that sold all of the pizza. They probably sold over 100 pizzas to the club. The good thing about this is that it was free. I have to commend the club for the amount of time and effort it is to put on something like this not counting the expenses involved. Even Abby who is not a member of the club had a good time. She loved the moon bounces which there were three.
The best part of the day was the pictures. Talking with the parents prior to our pictures was nice. There are such nice families involved here and the kids get along so well.
Especially with Hannah's team, the girls really get along well. Some of them have played for me for all four seasons I have coached and it really helps.

the coach

Team pics

cute kids

more pics

Family Fun Ridley United SC 2007

Here are some pictures from the Ridley United Soccer club family fun day. All of the players and their families get together to have a day of fun and get pictures taken