Fall Soccer season ends – Great memories

The Broken Arrow Soccer Club (BASC) Fall Season came to an end last week-end, concluded with the Fall Tournament, in which both Nick and Ethan participated. What an amazing season it’s been. They can’t wait for the Spring season to start so that they can play again.

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Fall Soccer season ends – Great memories

The Broken Arrow Soccer Club (BASC) Fall Season came to an end last week-end, concluded with the Fall Tournament, in which both Nick and Ethan participated. What an amazing season it's been. They can't wait for the Spring season to start so that they can play again. 

Andromeda FC

Andromeda FC

Nick's team (Andromeda FC) finished fourth in their league and came third in the Fall tournament. Not bad for a new team (first season). They played very well together and had demonstrated some amazing talents. I hope they all come back next season in the same team and continue to grow together as players.

I do want to see Nick play midfield next season though, although he performed very well as a center back defender and captain of the team. He has a good vision on seeing who's open and where to pass the ball. I really enjoyed watching this team play ball.

WildFire FC

WildFire FC

Ethan's team (WildFire FC) finished tied as No.1 team in their league and lost in the semi-final in the Fall tournament. Another new team that performed very well. It was actually fun watching them get better every week! I believe if they stay together next season, they will win the tournament as well. Ethan played forward right and performed very well. Such a talented guy!

This team had some amazing first time players, especially the center defender Trenton and forward striker Eli. Last, but not least, the goalkeeper Michael was amazing. Overall, I really want to see them all back next season together again; it will be unbelievable.

Now, I hope to get time to go through all these videos and photos that I've captured on their first soccer season; such great memories will last forever.

U.S. Women National Team [USWNT]

Soccer has come a long way in the United States. I remember when I first moved to the United States, living in Philadelphia, PA. I couldn’t find a park with a soccer field, or kids playing soccer in the street. American Football and Baseball were dominating all kids gathering and I knew nothing about both sports.

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U.S. Women National Team [USWNT]

Soccer has come a long way in the United States. I remember when I first moved to the United States, living in Philadelphia, PA. I couldn't find a park with a soccer field, or kids playing soccer on the street. American Football and Baseball were dominating all kids gathering and I knew nothing about both sports.

uswnt_celebratesLuckily, when I left Philly for Florida to attend school, I was able to get back to my favorite sport. Attending an international university such as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University had exactly what I needed; fellow football lovers from all across the globe. I was quickly drawn into intramural teams and joined the all African Black Starz team, which was made of African students attending the school.

We competed against teams from the middle east, Asia, Europe, and South America; I have to say, we were pretty successful at the game. I strongly believe football is for Africa lol.




In my senior year, I had multiple opportunities to actually join soccer leagues. One chance was in Miami, Florida and the other was in Los Angeles during my internship with B/E Aerospace, Inc. I resisted the urge to drop out of college on my last year and decided to focus on getting my degree instead. I strongly believe I could have been successful on either life paths (as a soccer player or an Aerospace Engineer). I chose the later and I'm grateful for it.

To close the loop, one of my dream goal is to coach a youth soccer team in the future. In the meantime, I enjoy playing the game with coworkers every week and teaching my kids how to play.

Hope Solo

Hope Solo

I have to say I've seen the evolution of soccer since I first moved in the States in 1996. I believe credits are due to the Women's National Team. They've been increasingly playing at a higher level every year and their successes have brought many supporters in the US Soccer program. The Men's team also contributed a lot, but never really maintained the fire as the women's team. One thing that I've learned from living in the States, we, Americans, love to win and be on top. The USWNT have been able to provide just that for Soccer. I believe they are still ranked as the number one team in the world.

I personally find myself drawn into watching their game more often then the Men's national team. I hope that Hope Solo will return! She's the best goalkeeper in my books and I strongly believe the federation made a mistake on banning her from the USWNT.

Snow Soccer Practice

Things you will do for your kids. They got me playing soccer in winter under the snow. Luckily, it wasn’t as cold as it seemed. Lots of fun.

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Snow Soccer Practice

Things you will do for your kids. They got me playing soccer in winter under the snow. Luckily, it wasn't as cold as it seemed. Lots of fun.

I've been contemplating the idea of becoming a coach as my boys are getting older and are still sticking with soccer as their main sport. We practice together any time we get a chance, but I would like to dedicate some time to teach them the core basics.  Should they continue with this, I will probably have them join a competitive team and see how they handle it. Right now, it's more for exercise and fun time.

Nick and Ethan

Nick and Ethan

Last year, both Nicholas and Ethan played on a small church league competition and they both enjoyed it so much that they wanted to do it again this year. There are so many leagues where we live; it's hard to pick. But, the main thing is all about making sure that we can accommodate driving them back and forth to practice and to all the other activities that they will have to participate on. Should they join a team, I will make sure to update their progress here online.

In the meantime, maybe I will make a section in this webpage for some practice videos? Stay tuned...

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