Friday, January 29, 2010

Last weekend in January

Games are on as planned. It is going to be chilly, so throw on a few extra layers.

I also wanted to see what you all thought about taking a group photo before or after every match and posting it to the site. You could always opt out, of course, but those who wanted to could gather like we did at the end of the Guillo Memorial match on MLK Day. Would it be better to take the shot before the game started or afterward? We can discuss it on Saturday if you would prefer to not comment here.

See you on the pitch!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Goal Fund update

Our Goal Fund is now large enough to purchase 2 new aluminum goals. Thank you all who contributed!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Game on

Rain will not stop us!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Goal Fund Phase II

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our last Goal Fund Drive. Unfortunately, we had a transit-related incident where we lost one of the new goals out of the back of the pickup. We have a bit of money left over from the last drive, but we need more to purchase aluminum goals. Please let Tom, Wasim, Tunde, or me know if you can contribute.

Thank you, again!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Guillo memorial match

Thanks for the great skill & friendship!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

***** No 3pm Sunday match tomorrow *****

There is rousing support for the MLK Day match, but too many people are out for tomorrow.

Also, the field today was snow-covered, but temps are supposed to be warmer Sunday and Monday. Hopefully the part of the field where we played today will be clear by 10am Monday morning.

Hope to see you all on the pitch!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Weekend matches & MLK Day game

It appears that the weather is going to cooperate this weekend for a change.

I have not driven past SME lately to see how the field looks. Will someone be able to do that today and leave a comment here?

Even though the temperature is expected to be warmer, some players are nervous about snow on the field. A knee surgery or two certainly warrants caution. Please check back here for field conditions if that is something that concerns you.

Also, does the time and place for our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day match work? It is listed as 10am at SME. Hopefully we can get enough players to continue the tradition. Feel free to comment on this, as well.

See you on the pitch!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Get stuck in lads

Good match!

Small Goals Massive Dreams

*** Game On!!! ***

We are giving it a go today. There was visual confirmation that the field has not been touched, snow-wise, but we are going to play. Please come out if the snow does not frighten you off.

Added bonus: I will be playing in pants. You read correctly... pants.

The title of this post is a rough translation of our crest's motto. I think we all know what our fore-fathers were thinking so long ago when it was created. [For those of you keeping score, it was Bill last week.]

See you out there!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Weekend games?

Never before in our storied history have we experienced a mix of cold and snow for such an extended period of time. We have had an unprecedented 3 week gap in games during this 2009 - 2010 season. I am posting this to gauge interest in matches this weekend.

My recommendation is to skip Saturday, but play Sunday at 3pm.

Please let me know your thoughts and, if possible, leave a comment if you are interested in playing on Sunday. I will post something here on Sunday before leaving for SMW if the game is on, or earlier if it is apparent that there is not enough interest to get in a match.

Of course I am always available via phone, text, or email (send me an email if you don't have my phone number and want it):

*** Huge props to Bill L. for developing the Youngs Park Soccer Club crest!!! Fantastic work, lad, pip, pip! [Next post I will reveal what 'Vegrandis Calx Magnus Somnium' means. Again, Bill, Brilliant!]

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Added feature and Sunday's match

A weather section has been added below and to the right, but you have to change the zip code for it to have any real meaning. Zip codes are now included in the locations of the ongoing games for easy reference.

Immediately above that section, I added a LINK that shows the hour-by-hour forecast for Shawnee Mission. If you need to know to add an extra layer in the winter or bring an extra bottle of water in the summer, you may find this helpful.

Who is in today? Please comment here or send me an email.

If the link above doesn't work, my email address is:

Hope to see you on the pitch!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Game on!

Looks like we have enough to go today. Hope to see you all out there at Shawnee Mission East!

Friday, January 1, 2010

***** No New Years Day match today *****

We will try again tomorrow at 9 on the Shawnee Mission East field. Who is in for tomorrow?