Some of you may remember our experience with Brad playing soccer last year. It was a bit frustrating (to put it mildly). Brad was totally uninterested in playing and our little team was horrible, but we couldn’t quit because Joe had come the de facto coach. Needless to say, I was a bit skeptical when he said he wanted to play again this year, but he did a short season of indoor soccer over the summer and that went well, so we decided to let him play again. He’s doing much better this year with The Red Pirates (they let the kids pick the name). He seems to understand the game a lot more and he’s actually become quite a good little goalie (which is the position he really likes). He also has a friend from church, Kennedy, on his team, and one kid from his class at school, so I think that helps. Another thing that helps is that we have 2 kids on the team named Ricardo and Ramon who are REALLY good, so we’re not getting our trash kicked every game. I know that shouldn’t matter, but...It’s not fun when the entire game is spent going back to mid-field to kick off because the other team scored again. I try not to be so competitive…really I do!
Anyway – here are some pictures from last night’s game.