Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Random Amateur Soccer Observations

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by FLMountainMan, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    172
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle upon Rust
    Got tickets to see the Sounders v. Galaxy for the US Open Cup at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila on Wednesday. Unfortunately all amateurs are knocked out, Sounders beat Kitsap County Pumas last week and Galaxy beat the LA Blues recently too. Heard Landon Donavan is back and David Beckham is off the injured list, so I might have a chance to shake my dick in their faces after Freddy Montero makes them both his bitch. Oh, Keller and Jaqua... now the post is finished.
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

    Messages:
    33,652
    Likes Received:
    858
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    I saw ronaldinho and company play against the chicago fire a couple years ago, and flopping is all those guys were doing. Nonetheless, it was one hell of an experience, and would urge everyone in the chicago area to try out a fire game.

    My ex and I saw Brazil play the US Men's team in the friendly at Soldier Field a few years ago. Was awesome, but yeah a ton of flops.
     


  3. Garbage Mouth

    Garbage Mouth Senior member

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    NYC
    Anyone know of any adult soccer going on in NYC?
     


  4. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

    Messages:
    16,591
    Likes Received:
    10,949
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Location:
    lying furtively
    Anyone know of any adult soccer going on in NYC?
    there are a lot, everywhere. there are many soccer groups for many levels. chelsea waterside, pier 40, Riverside Park, the nike turf field (where they have showdown in chinatown hosted by steve nash each year, met theirry henry there) and the chrystie park in sara roosevelt park just below it. central park at 96th st people play. in prospect park in brooklyn there are games both on the large open space and the turf fields on south side (church ave). astoria park in queens, mccaren park in wburg, etc. websites to check out http://soccernyc.org/drup/ http://www.pickupsoccernyc.org/?page=links http://www.meetup.com has many groups you can find
     


  5. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Messages:
    8,070
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    [​IMG] I live in Tallahassee, FL and there are literally pick-up games every night of the week and league games almost as much. And I've only been playing soccer since January. How the hell can't you find a game in Las Vegas?
    Out of the country currently. In Uruguay (I know, right?) but with it being one of the coldest winters they've experienced in years, no one is out and about. I've played futsal at their indoor places, but I'm missing full on 11 on 11.
     


  6. Garbage Mouth

    Garbage Mouth Senior member

    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    NYC
    shahanshah, thanks for the links. I'll check them out
     


  7. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Out of the country currently. In Uruguay (I know, right?) but with it being one of the coldest winters they've experienced in years, no one is out and about. I've played futsal at their indoor places, but I'm missing full on 11 on 11.

    What do you think of Uruguay? I've never been but heard it's a really fantastic country, and the most progressive country in South America.

    Also, Luis Suarez [​IMG]
     


  8. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Messages:
    8,070
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    What do you think of Uruguay? I've never been but heard it's a really fantastic country, and the most progressive country in South America.

    Also, Luis Suarez [​IMG]


    Honestly it's pretty nice. I've been mainly in Montevideo itself, but have visited a few cities in the interior as well (Tacuarembó, Melo, Salto, Mercedes). It's really beautiful here, and the landscape is like the perfect segue between Argentina and Southern Brazil.

    Montevideo's a great city, although it's gotten more expensive as the dollar has fallen. I think goods are generally still cheaper in Argentina though. It's more low-key than Buenos Aires, and I could see being here in the Summer as a great vacation. Given that I'm here for work, I haven't gotten to experience as much as I'd want to, but it is a really cool place.

    And with the Copa America going and the recent deep-run by Peñarol into the Libertadores, it's been a great footballing atmosphere. The Estadio Centenario is incredible.
     


  9. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

    Messages:
    13,935
    Likes Received:
    2,086
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    McAnally Flats
    So, I still play in a men's league and a co-ed league. On my men's team, I'm now the only gringo on the team. I'm known as "Americano". Anyway, yesterday, a teammate got kicked out of the game for not having shin guards. The ones he had on were two halves of a plastic Taco Bell cup tucked into his socks. :laugh: Awesome.
     


  10. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Messages:
    8,070
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    

    True player right there. Bravo.
     


  11. phreak

    phreak Senior member

    Messages:
    1,533
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2008
    Fucking hate wearing big bulky shin guards, but haven't had to since I was like 12. I buy the cheapest pair possible that is made for someone half my size. It usually consists of a hard, hard PU shell with a layer of foam padding that is ripped out, leaving just the tiny piece of PU. It offers virtually zero protection but that's ok
     


  12. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    

    I couldn't play with them until someone broke my leg in a dodgy vicious tackle...
     


  13. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

    Messages:
    13,935
    Likes Received:
    2,086
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Location:
    McAnally Flats
    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.
     


  14. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

    Messages:
    8,070
    Likes Received:
    1,788
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Location:
    Where the Truckee waters flow
    

    That sucks - not really anything that can be done about that.
     


  15. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

    Messages:
    14,187
    Likes Received:
    1,937
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    I can't wait to revive my amateur soccer career. I'm hoping to join a competitive adult league next spring.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by