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Maximos on the Pitch

Two goals from the little man yesterday, one with each foot. He’s number 10. He played goalkeeper the second half and made a couple of nice saves to secure the shutout. SOCA U11 won 6-0.

Maximos Soccer Highlights from Christos Politis on Vimeo.

U12 Girls Premier at Augusta

Post-Game at Virginia Beach

Roses were for the Moms on Mother’s Day. Courtesy of Coach Dion.
Plus, more gifs:
Pierce’s goal
Henry’s goal
Connor’s goal

More Soccer for Leo: Guest Playing

Leo played as a guest on two other teams for tournaments this Spring. First, the U10 Green Bulls in Richmond and later the U12 Orange team in Culpeper. Both teams did well and Leo made great, new friends.

Eleni Plays Soccer, too

Eleni had the pleasure of playing as a guest on the SOCA U12 Challenge Orange Pride, led by Coaches Mike and Brian. They were runners up in the Virginia Beach Coastal Kickfest in late May. Eleni played in the Greene County Rec League in Spring 2017 and tried out for SOCA U15 Challenge for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 seasons. She was selected and is very excited to join Coach Mike again (and a few Orange Pride girls) on the Yellow Spirit. Congrats Eleni!

Sofia’s New Teammates

Sofia made the SOCA U11 Premier Travel Team! Here she is with most of her new teammates at their first short practice in early June. Practices won’t start in earnest until August.

Officially a Soccer Mom and Dad

GC Soccer Under 8
That’s a game face from Leonidas (standing, second from right). Sofia’s got her usual happy, shiny face on (kneeling, first from left).

The team is struggling in the win column, but the kids are having heaps of fun. This is the twins’ first year playing organized sports and they’re getting better every week. Leo actually scored two goals this past Saturday! Sofia scored one early in the season but has hit a dry spell since.

Cheaters Feel Cheated

This is evidently not a joke. It’s an online petition. Those whacky Cheatriot fans feel like the NFL robbed them of victory by purposely mismanaging the clock in the Giants’ favor in the last 2 minutes of the Super Bowl.

I’m sorry. That’s hilarious.

Especially coming from fans whose team won their first Super Bowl directly benefiting from the worst and crooked calls in NFL history. One that they deny:

If you look at many of the “signatures” with comments in that petition, you’ll see that many people see it as a joke and are using the petition to mock the pansy-ass Patsy fans.If Tuck-Rule-Game-denying and the writings of Bill Simmons isn’t proof enough that Patsy fans are idiots and morons, the guy that wrote up the petition cites NFL rules but neglects to mention an important point. That is that the Jacobs run was on 4th down and the officials had to stop the clock to check whether he got a first down or not. Clock stops on change of possession, buttheads. When the spot was shown to be enough for a first down, the clock was restarted.

Speaking of the clock, when is that classless Head Coach going to get fined for leaving the game early? I believe there’s a rule about that.

I look forward to more from Spygate. Note to Goodell: Patsies still have a first round draft choice.

Lastly, a quick reminder to the Patsies – F*#& You!

Olympics Coverage

I’m pissed…and not in the British way. Those bastard announcers for the Olympics on the British Eurosport channel are super critical of the American athletes. They were describing American swimmers, who were elated over winning medals, as show boaters (just one example). Yeah, you’re in the premiere sporting event in the world, you beat the best athletes in the world, and you’re not supposed to be happy? I suppose you’re to act like a cold, snobbish Brit. And man, they get so excited when an American gets beat, it’s pathetic. All I have to say is check the medal count baby! I think freakin Trinidad and Tobago has more medals than Great Britain, who I’m sure tally most of theirs in “sports” like equestrian, trampoline, or synchronized diving (what the hell!?!).