Last week's ladies league...
I played two games back to back and ran midfield for some of it. My team won probably 5 or 6 - 0. It was a beautiful day for soccer, sunny not too humid or hot. The perfect weather to play in however half of our opponents team chose not to show up so me and a few other girls from my team were loaned to them so they could field a full team and we could play our game. Lets just say I didn't play as "tough" as I normally do.
Game 2: I was helping out our other team (our team became really large and lots of people wanted to play with us so we split in 2 teams). This was a rough game for them. We play in the rec division (ie the fun relaxed division), but because in spring not as many people come out to play, the competitive division doesn't have a full schedule of teams. So we sometimes have to play a competitive team...these are women who probably played in college at higher levels or what have you. Our leagues motto is "for the love of the game". Now given the circumstances (competitive more experienced team vs rec less experienced team) you'd think they would have backed off... you think they would have played a little more friendly and less aggressive...but clearly to THEM this was the world freaking cup. Hookers please. Who are you trying to impress? You're playing on a chopped up grass field in the suburbs... This isn't camp nou! We lost by a large margin and it wasn't fun for anyone. There was nothing "friendly" about this.
After about 140 minutes of play I had NO legs left! And a nice case of sunburn on my face and scalp... Fun times :)
Sunday co-ed game: My co-ed team is having a rough time this season. I play with great talented players they're all skilled in their own way but we can't seem to manage a win. I don't get it. It was another rough game and we lost which makes or record 1 tie and well however many sunday's it's been since our start... lots of losses.
This weekends games:
Ladies league on saturday. Another game where I played back to back. Once again the other team we played had attendance issues. They were a bunch of highschool kids and had to take the forfeit. But once again we loaned them players so we could just get a game in anyway. You know what I REALLY HATE about women soccer players... they're catty bitches! A guy will get physical with you on the field if he's pissed, women start snarking and talking shit. One of the stupid teenagers had an attitude problem and was trash talking our captain who is almost 40 years old. Excuse me! Fortunately our captain is kick ass and pretty much shut her down 90% of the time and tried to kill her with kindness which only pissed her off even more.
Game 2 = More snark, more cattyness. However, all I'd like to point out is that we won 3-1. *brushes shoulder off* that's right bitches....how you like us now!?
Co-ed league Sunday... SO SO close to a tie this game. The ref took away one of our goals claiming a foul was commited before it went in the net :(. We would have been up by 1. The score was 0-0 up til the end and then I guess our defense fell apart and we let two goals in. I'm blaming myself. If I had been more agressive and stepped up I could have stopped at least one of those goals. I shouldn't have stayed outside marking my man I should have stepped closer to help out in the middle. I felt like it was moving in slow motion and I just stood there as the guy took a shot. Stupid! The other one I should have put more pressure on the guy from the outside before he crossed the ball. Ugh! I'm really upset with myself. I played great yesterday, I played well enough for almost the entire game today but I felt like I fell asleep behind the wheel towards the end and I let the team down. :( End result 2-1 loss for our team! We'll get a win one day!
End result of this weekends games... sore lower back, sore right hip, right ham, and whatever the tendon is called that runs along the outside of the right calf muscle to connect to the ankle. It hurts and I can't seem to stretch it out.
In OTHER soccer news. Lionel Messi proves once again he's the greatest player in the world...
Enjoy the Lionel Messi show...I mean FC Barcelona kicking Arsenal's ass in the Champions League quarter final...
I was sitting at my desk watching live stats trying not to jump up and down every time Messi scored a goal haha.
Also here's FC Barcelona proving not only are they the greatest club team in Europe...but they're the best in Spain as well... suck on that Real Madrid.
Injuries Injuries Injuries...
Every players worst fear!
Fernando Torres (of Liverpool and Spanish national team) is out for the rest of the season!
Wayne Rooney (Manchester United and England national team) hurts his ankle... he'll probably be back for the world cup though.
David Beckham (LA Galaxy, AC Milan and the England national team) is watching a lot of basketall these days. Unfortunately his injury is going to keep him out of the world cup and probably for the rest of the MLS season. There's talk his career is over.
Also, my cousin who lurks but never comments *cough* you know who you are... well her fiance Mr. Cousinwholurksbutnevercomments sent me this awesome video... I want to see this movie. :)
I love this game!