The wind blew through the trees, tapping the branches gently against the glass. Andre looked outside and said aloud, “Today is perfect!” A smile was plastered on his face, grinning from ear to ear. Today was the first day for soccer tryouts.
“But Baby, isn’t the wind back for your game?” Andre’s Mom asked with a confused look upon her face.
“No, ma, not when you know how to use it to your advantage!” Andre replied as he jumped down from the stool he was sitting on. He began stretching out his arms, pulling them back behind his head before going into a set of lunges. Continue reading “Personal Heroes”
“GO-O-O-O-AL!” Coach Richard Donovan watched the scoreboard hit 2-0, as the American team’s chance of winning even a bronze medal vanished before his eyes. The stadium arose with a hundred thousand wild, cheering Colombians. Their premature celebrations were deafening and heartbreaking at the same time. Worse, his Left Forward had been hit–kicked, to be fair–and was now being pulled from the field on a stretcher. Continue reading “Final Two”
When Wanda was three years old she walked into her backyard and found a soccer ball. No one really remembers how that soccer ball got there or where it came from. Back then, in Wanda’s town many folks didn’t even know what a soccer ball looked like, but for this little girl with curly red hair and freckles it was as if someone had left that soccer ball just for her and she loved it. Continue reading “Wanda Ball”
It was a cold winter afternoon and David was eagerly anticipating their soccer match against Chicago. David had just signed a professional contract with Texas and his soccer career was just taking off. This was his first match to play as a professional player and things could not be any better. Continue reading “David’s Important Game”
There are a few feelings that most of the people will never have the chance to experience on their own skin. Entering a stadium surrounded by the overwhelming roar of 60,000 people is one of them.
This particular moment is something really hard to describe. Continue reading “The Kick-off”
For so many people, sports are just a hobby, an occasion to gather with friends on a weekend, even if only to sit around the television and have fun cheering for their favorite team. Tony loved how his family had that special way of getting together on a Sunday, the day where soccer is a guest of honor in nearly every Italian household. Continue reading “Not Exactly It, But Close Enough”
by cam smith
I am going to write about my favorite team from the heart. I remember the first soccer game I ever watched. It was years ago and I was very young, yet I recall that day like it was yesterday. Continue reading “My Favorite Soccer Team”
by cam smith
Playing soccer is a lot of work. It’s a constant sport which requires plenty of strength, agility, focus, and perseverance. The training is difficult and the practices are strict. In short, it’s a tedious game to play and the defeat hurts worst because of the effort that has gone into it. Continue reading “Changing Definition”
by slaven brnjakovic
In today’s world, football has grown to become a business rather than a game. Thousands of players around the world now play for huge amounts of money, which gives them a superstar status. Many earn so much money they don’t know how to handle it, while many of them are just using their talent to pick up from dirt and provide a living for their families. Continue reading “Mario”