Tonight #1 Maryland takes on #2 UNC who are also the defending national champions in mens soccer in College Park, Maryland.
The game is televised on Espn U starting at 5 cst and I am looking forward to calling this game with former U.S. Womens national team coach Tony DiCicco.
There are a number of very talented soccer players on both teams and players of MLS potential.
Apparently, ten MLS clubs will be represented at this game tonight assessing players.
Sasho Cirovski has built a wonderful program at Maryland and UNC coach Carlos Samoano hails from Clear Lake outside of Houston and in his first year led the Tar Heels to the national title.
Samoano played soccer at Bayland Park under Dragos Mena in his days as a youth.
Another tie to Houston on the national scene tonight.
ESPN U at 5 Cst
BRUCE ARENA DOESN’T GIVE A BLEEP
Got this from Soccer America.
Speaking to LAGALAXY.com LA manager Bruce Arena was asked about past losses after being ahead to rivals the San Jose Earthquakes. His response was rather interesting:
“I am not troubled at all by those two games at this point in my life. I’m moving on, I was not happy in the short term with those games, but now Iv’e put it past me, I’m looking for greater things in life.
I had a grandchild born, we are in the middle of a heating presidential debate, the U.S. lost a difficult Ryder Cup, the Yankees were hanging on for life so I don’t really give two sh__s about the last time we played San Jose.”
Well lets hope Bruce Arena gives a sh__ this weekend because if a leader in the sport doesn’t care why should others.
San Jose/LA has a tremendous rivalry and many of the games over history have been punctuated by amazing comebacks and Landon Donovan has been on both sides of it.
Looking forward to this one Sunday on Galavision.
KICK CANCER SOCCER CAMPS DECEMBER 14-16 at 13 sites
Mark your calendars for these camps that take place in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Lafayette, Louisiana and Richmond , Virginia.
ALL PROCEEDS go to Curing Childrens Cancer Fund, cccfund.org and that is where you sign up.
The entire soccer community gets behind this event at all levels in amazing fashion donating their time and expertise. Top youth, high school, college coaches plus professionals and ex-pro’s.
Last year Dynamo players Colin Clark, Mike Chabala, Cory Ashe, Geoff Cameron, Brian Ching, Bobby Boswell, Tyler Deric, Josh Gardner (Montreal), Davey Arnaud (Montreal), Arturo Alvarez were all involved.
Can’t come? Sign up and donate the $55 and an inner city player in need will attend.
Help us KICK CANCER!
October 28 join the BAYOU CITY BLUES Chelsea Supporters group at BREWERY TAP as we do a KICK CANCER CHARITY event while watching the Chelsea/Man U match.
All are invited including Man U fans and their will be food, drink and special guests like former Houston professional soccer players and Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark. The event goes from 11-5pm.
November 14th DANISH INSPIRTATIONS Contemporary Furniture KICK CANCER event.
Silent auction with jerseys from U.S. Womens Gold medal team, Alessando Nesta Italian World Cup winner, Eric Cantona Manchester United (thank you Tom Clare), Clint Dempsey, Dynamo players, Jay DeMerit signed U.S. jersey plus gift certificates to win bars like CRU and CORKSCREW.
More items being added daily!!
BUTTS IN SEATS
Lets celebrate a sell-out but lets celebrate it with fans in seats.
Lets not leave 5 thousand seats empty for the Philly game. If you are not going then pass them on to others or we can find patients and families at Texas Childrens who can go to the game!!!
Lets fill it, lets turn the corner with game day attendance!!!!
Brad Davis has been taking part in training and looks a good bet to be ready on Saturday plus all international players who have returned are healthy.
Domestic leagues get going again this weekend around the world!!!