Nationals

IMG_4743This week I am sad to say that we are out of Nationals, but some good news is that I will continue to write posts on my blog. With that I will talk about how Nationals went. First off, we got a first round buy because we won our league. With that buy, we also ended up getting some of the hardest teams, and during the games we got some of the worst referees. Some of the referees would see a call that was the most obvious call in the world and wouldn’t call it. For example, there was a foul inside of the box and it was probably the most obvious call in the world, and the referee didn’t even call it. My coach started screaming at the ref, but nothing happened, and the ref acted like he didn’t even see it. Besides that, most everyone got a chance to play accept for Jose Reyes. I am not sure why he didn’t play but on the bright side he got recruited for the Olympic Development Program (ODP). IMG_4710About ODP, several other people from our team also got recruited such as Saul Sosa, Martin Melero, Owen Lambe, Colton Theaker, and that was all that I knew. It was cool to see that all those players were asked to try out. Owen told me that most of the time most teams don’t have that many players get asked to try out for ODP. I will be very happy to see how far they go, because there are several try outs. Anyways, back to Nationals, there was one team in our bracket called surf and they’re from San Diego, but every time we have played against a team with that name, we have lost to them. This loosing streak has been going on for two years now, and we call it the surf curse. I know it seams like we had a short season and didn’t do very well, but we did because we won Premier and got a first round buy. If you have any special soccer events like Nationals or tournaments, leave a comment down below.IMG_4616

Player Bio Week 7 (Brandon Dolezal)

This week for a player bio, I am talking about Brandon Dolezal.

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This is Brandon first and last year with our team because the way they divided the teams for next year. Instead of having the cut off date on August 1 and allowing  players born in 2001 able to play with us, they are having it on IMG_4075January 1 so each team the team will be created from all the players in the same birth year and sadly Brandon is a 2001 baby. But besides that Brandon has been great help and encouragement to our team. He has helped us with lots of games and it will be sad to see him go. Well, lets talk about all I have got to know about Brandon from this last season so far. Brandon is tall and strong so he is able to protect the ball really well, plus he is really fast and can get to the ball before most people. IMG_5785He plays striker or right and left forward for most games and he scores lots of goals. This past weekend we started nationals and we have one of the hardest brackets. We are in last place for our bracket but there is a chance that we can go through to the next round if a certain team wins or ties and we win. With that Brandon has helped us out with getting those points to give us a chance because of his pace and getting the ball up the field fast and then allowing the rest of the team to catch up and later, either score or assists for the goal. Brandon has been a really positive person on our team for both on and off of the field.IMG_3823 For example, this Sunday we lost which put us in last place, but Brandon and someone else told the team that we still have a chance and to keep our heads up and be ready for the next weekend. Brandon has been a great friendIMG_4096 and has a great attitude. Tell me who is positive and encouraging on your team by commenting down below and don’t forget to drop a like as well.