Friday, May 16, 2008

Soccer or Not ?

My youngest son will enter high school next fall and I would love to see him play soccer again. He was a pretty good midfielder and sweeper when he played last year. He had been playing since he was 5 years old with dad coaching all of his teams until 7th grade. Unfortunately, he was forced to sit out this season because of his stomach troubles.

I know in Europe, soccer is big or football as it is called there. I came across where they sell premiership football tickets. Manchester United is really the only team I was familiar with and that is because I knew David Beckham started with them. Now he is with the Los Angeles Galaxy trying to increase the popularity of the sport here.

Soccer in the U.S., is more popular than it used to be but I think American football and baseball still reign supreme and it's too bad. I really enjoyed watching both my sons play the sport. It was exciting, fun to watch and it does take a lot of finesse, skill and strategy.

I don't know if I can convince Andy to play, he seems to be gravitating toward golf. I guess that is fine. At least he wants to be involved with sports again.


BetteJo said...

As long as he wants to get out there and do something. I think that's good news!

Catherine said...

My house is football mad!! I feel totally outnumbered as I'm not at all interested in it! Mine are all Arsenal supporters. Now I know all the players names, when they're playing, where they are in the league etc etc. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!!