Welcome the Austin Aztex

February 15, 2008

I have been meaning to blog about this for a while but just have not been able to find the time…

Please join me in welcoming the Austin Aztex to Austin. The Aztex will start play in 2009. However, they will be holding tryouts for their U23 team soon. I am very excited about the prospect of professional soccer in Austin. It should be a great fit for the city. Although I’m not completely jazzed about the name (were there Aztecs anywhere close to Austin…no.) the thought of being able to attend some professional games in the future is wonderful. Just think we may get to see some of the “big boys” down here in the hill country come US Open Cup time!

I have been in touch with the owner of the team and he is going to keep me in the loop with any upcoming press releases. Check AustinSoccer.com for more information in the future.

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Funny soccer video

December 19, 2007

Someone sent me this video…i don’t usually find these too interesting and certainly don’t post them on my blog but this one was too funny.

http://www.stupidvideos.com/video/sports/Binoculars_Soccer 

Austin Fall Cup a success!

November 19, 2007

The Inaugural Austin Fall Cup Men’s Soccer Tournament, hosted by the Austin Men’s Soccer Association (AMSA), was a tremendous success. With a field of 28 teams from across Texas there was a great mix of teams. The semi-finals and finals were held on Sunday with the following teams taking home the hardware:

Premier Division

Champion – Team Tecate (Austin, TX)
Runners Up – Austin Thunder (Austin, TX)

Division 2

Champion – Saturday United (San Antonio, TX)
Runners Up – Austin Blues FC (Austin, TX)

Over 30/40

Champion – Xterminators
Runners Up – Eliminators

Recreational

Champion – Barnstoneworth UFC (Houston, TX)
Runners Up – GoodFellas (Fort Worth, TX)

Greg Ryan will not return as coach of the US Women’s National Team

October 22, 2007

Sunil Gulati has announced that the coach of the US Women’s National Soccer team will not return as head coach. An exploratory committee has been formed and will identify new candidates ASAP.

US Soccer to decide Greg Ryan’s fate today

October 22, 2007

Sunil Gulati, the President of US Soccer, is holding a conference call today to discuss the future of US Womens National Team Coach, Greg Ryan.  Check back here for an update later today.

United wins the title

May 10, 2007

Manchester United has claimed the Premiership this season after holding off Chelsea.  They are looking to clear 90 points with their last game of the season vs. West Ham United.

What a season Ronaldo and Rooney had.  Personally, after watching antics of the Portuguese this summer in Germany Ronaldo was one of my least favorite players.  Anyone who has watched him this season has to admit that he is one of the top footballers in the world.  His pace, quickness and control are unmatched in my opinion.  Plus, he’s still only 22.  What a career this guy has.

The only real disappointment this season for United was their embarrassing showing versus AC Milan last week.  With no defense to speak up they were thrashed by Kaka and the rest of the Italian squad.

I enjoyed watching the Premier League this season.  It is still the best league in the world.

Now we need to focus on the MLS season.  Beckham is coming soon!

Kaka betters Ronaldo

May 4, 2007

What a showing AC Milan put on Wednesday!  3-0 win at home versus Manchester United.  United defense looked totally helpless against the attack from Milan.

AC Milan will now face Liverpool in the final.  I anticipate that the final will be great.  It will be a rematch of the spectacular game a few years back that saw Liverpool come back from a huge deficit.   We’ll need to get together somewhere to watch the game.  I can’t think of a better excuse to miss work 😉

Welcome to Austin Soccer

April 17, 2007

I am new to this. I’ve never had a blog before and never thought that I would have the time. Well, I have decided to make the time.

What is this all about? I love the beautiful game and want to help spread the word. That’s it. It’s just that simple.

So what will my blog be? I hope that it will help keep people informed about what is going on in Austin and around Central Texas. I will be posting as much information here as I can. I plan on posting once a week. I hope to eventually be able to post more but that is about all of the time that I can allot now.

Stay tuned. This should be fun!