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post #61 of 108
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Today - weirdest soccer game I've ever been involved with:

Two times my teammates try to head the ball and wind up screwing up and heading the ball over my head and into our own goal. Both of these guys are good players, it was just flukey play.
The other team does a throw-in near their own goal, which their goalie decides to catch. PK, we score a goal.
Corner kick, my goal (I play keeper), deep cross, everyone jumps, our guy heads the ball, which ricochets off of a girl's back, hits my foot, and rolls in.
Deep ball, their goal. Goalie picks up the ball and, thinking the ref has called offsides, places the ball and backs up, looking around for who to kick it to. One of our forwards walks up and kicks the ball into the goal. Point for us.
Corner kick, their goal, lofting kick, one of our guys heads the ball, which hits both the cross bar and the side bar and goes in.

Which team are you playing for?

The Paralympic's one?
post #62 of 108
Wrong call, should have been a free kick from point of foul, I believe indirect but not sure.
post #63 of 108
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

I can't wait to revive my amateur soccer career. I'm hoping to join a competitive adult league next spring.

You might be disappointed..

I did play competitive league football from the age of 7 to 18 before I started playing rugby with my brother..

I started playing with my colleagues and even if I'm still quite fit it was hard work..

The head still thinks you're 20 but your legs disagree with that optimistic statement..

I was knackered after 30 minutes...
post #64 of 108
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

You might be disappointed..
I did play competitive league football from the age of 7 to 18 before I started playing rugby with my brother..
I started playing with my colleagues and even if I'm still quite fit it was hard work..
The head still thinks you're 20 but your legs disagree with that optimistic statement..
I was knackered after 30 minutes...

Nonsense... We have lots of teams that have 40-60 year old guys that play. In fact, there is one team in the men's league (which is much more competitive than co-ed) that is entirely 40+. Hell, my co-ed team, one of the younger ones in the league, has two guys over forty and they play all game just fine. I'm thirty-five and this summer played two games back-to-back in 100 degree weather, one at midfielder, one at defender.

You just go in knowing your first game you'll be tired. But you'll get your wind back quickly.

And, IIRC, StephenHero is thirty-ish.

Oh and regarding the kick, I asked about that. Apparently I didn't see everything that went on (I was at the other goalposts). The other keep refused to give up the ball after the penalty, argued the call, so they flagged him (I know that's not the right term) and gave us the PK.
post #65 of 108
Any recommendation on how I can locate an adult soccer team to join in Northern Virginia? For weekends. Thanks.
post #66 of 108
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Originally Posted by B2C2V View Post

Any recommendation on how I can locate an adult soccer team to join in Northern Virginia? For weekends. Thanks.

Googling "soccer leagues in Northern Virginia" yielded 240,000+ results and four amateur leagues on the first page. It's a start.
post #67 of 108
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Nonsense... We have lots of teams that have 40-60 year old guys that play. In fact, there is one team in the men's league (which is much more competitive than co-ed) that is entirely 40+. Hell, my co-ed team, one of the younger ones in the league, has two guys over forty and they play all game just fine. I'm thirty-five and this summer played two games back-to-back in 100 degree weather, one at midfielder, one at defender.
You just go in knowing your first game you'll be tired. But you'll get your wind back quickly.
And, IIRC, StephenHero is thirty-ish.
Oh and regarding the kick, I asked about that. Apparently I didn't see everything that went on (I was at the other goalposts). The other keep refused to give up the ball after the penalty, argued the call, so they flagged him (I know that's not the right term) and gave us the PK.

Believe me , you are not as good at 42 than you were at 20...

If it wasn't the case , profesional players will play forever..

I used to play defensive midfielder or box to box attacking midfielder...

I used to run non stop for 90 minutes and I couldn't do it now...

I'm talking club level...

Obviously , sunday leagues or veteran matches are different...
post #68 of 108
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Originally Posted by lasbar View Post

Believe me , you are not as good at 42 than you were at 20...
If it wasn't the case , profesional players will play forever..
I used to play defensive midfielder or box to box attacking midfielder...
I used to run non stop for 90 minutes and I couldn't do it now...
I'm talking club level...
Obviously , sunday leagues or veteran matches are different...

I must've missed where StephenHero said he wanted to join Man U.
post #69 of 108
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

I must've missed where StephenHero said he wanted to join Man U.[/quot

I wouldn't do that if I was him....

Alex Ferguson is a ruthless bastard.
post #70 of 108
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

And, IIRC, StephenHero is thirty-ish.

25! Lots of gas in the tank.
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I must've missed where StephenHero said he wanted to join Man U.

A team devoid of estrogen is sufficient.
post #71 of 108
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

25! Lots of gas in the tank.
A team devoid of estrogen is sufficient.

25 ....

You lucky devil...

You must be flying ....
post #72 of 108
I love this thread! Thought everyone in the US hated soccer, and it amuses me to see that some of you guys actually love it that much. Keep it up!
post #73 of 108
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Originally Posted by Rolf View Post

I love this thread! Thought everyone in the US hated soccer, and it amuses me to see that some of you guys actually love it that much. Keep it up!

I don't know a single person who played soccer as a kid that hates it. I can understand why people that never played it hate it, or why people simply hate watching it, but just hating soccer for the sake of it being not-American is a rare occurrence limited to people in the backwoods who shoot animals for leisure.
post #74 of 108
You guys are so lucky.
Can never find enough people to play in Hong Kong.........
post #75 of 108
Football is the biggest sport in the world. I never understood why you call it soccer. All the other names for sports make sense like this one, but you don´t you use it the right way, i.e, baseball (base+ball), basketball (baske+ball), handball (hand+ball), football (foot+ball), but what you call football is actually more similar ot rugby- Yes, i know the differences between both sports, but at the end, even though rugby doesn´t stop that much like american football, the end goal is the same, take the ball to the end zone and score a try/touchdown, and then you kick to make the conversion, and you can also kick it between during play and get 3 points. TO get back on track, in american football the foot hardly ever touches the ball (that actually happens more often in rugby, where players can kick the ball forward, so rugby has more right to call itseld football XD). In football, what you call soccer (BTW, where does that word come from? I never bothered to check), the footbal is pretty much touching the ball all the time. I know it might be a silly way to look at it but the reality is everyone else (country) call it by the real name, football, where a player carries the ball across the pitch with his, you guessed it, foot.
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