It's been an incredible year for Soccer Boss! Here are some of my favorite and not-so-favorite-but-still-memorable moments!
Monday, December 31, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My senior project, which I get to share with two of my best friends, was to establish a football club for a community in Miwani, Kenya called Nehemiah. The farm that we are located on is surrounded by farmers, primarily of sand and sugar cane, who were looking for positive recreational activities to participate in rather than drinking and gambling. Nehemiah FC was born out of a hope of uniting communities and creating strong leaders to benefit those communities. It has its struggles but those far outweigh the laughter at meetings between the USA team members and the humorous early morning Facebook messages from our Kenyan counterparts. Here is a small look into what we are up to at Nehemiah FC...
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Sunday, November 18, 2012
|Frei makes no mistake in beating Burki|
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Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Kitsap Pumas put on an entertaining display against an equally enticing OC squad. The Pumas could have easily netted more than their eight goals but it was a convincing win and well-rounded performance from the team!
The Pumas next match is the opening game in their 2012/2013 PASL campaign against Tumwater on December 1st, see you all there!
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|Your 2012/2013 Kitsap Pumas Indoor Team!|
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Watt the f*ck just happened?So much football, so little time! Seriously, it pains me to allow all of these 90 minutes of brilliance to pass me by as I slave away over textbooks and worksheets... in other words, school has started up and is interfering with my football spectating schedule, but only as much as I'll allow it.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
|Basel's Alex Frei ends his 647 minute goal drought|
Basel claim three vital points on a snow covered pitch in ZurichSince taking over a week ago for Heiko Vogel, former FC Basel and Swiss National Team player Murat Yakin was in dire need of a positive result. His first game in charge of the reigning champions ended in a 1-0 defeat to the side he coached to a second place position last season, a deserved result after a poor performance from Basel. His second game in charge took place at Videoton in the Europa League. This time around Basel were the better side but were unlucky to concede two goals early on and then even more unlucky to not be able to convert their multiple chances that followed into goals.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 10:16 AM
Monday, October 15, 2012
|Heiko Vogel (pictured) has been replaced by Murat Yakin|
A press conference will be held later today to introduce Yakin as a new member of the club and to discuss the change in position.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 6:03 AM
Sunday, October 7, 2012
A screamer from Arango and a clinical finish from De Jong sealed Borussia Monchengladbach's second win of the season
|Arango celebrates his fantastic goal|
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
|Dominguez celebrates his stoppage time equalizer against Hamburg with teammate Xhaka|
The young Spanish center back Alvaro Dominguez nodded home a stunning equalizer in stoppage time robbing the visiting Hamburg SV of all three points from their midweek meeting in the Bundesliga.
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Philipp Degen nets two stunners as Basel claim all three points against FC Sion
FC Basel secure some much needed points against FC Sion, closing the large point gap between them and their fellow Axpo Super League side. They were in need of a confidence booster after struggling in the domestic league but earning an important draw away to Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
"Football is not just a simple game. It's also a weapon of the revolution." ~Che Guevara
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Nehemiah FC staff in the United States are currently organizing our first trip to Kenya, but we need your help!
Being the slight OCD perfectionist that I am when it comes to blogging and publicizing, I wanted to wait until I had video footage, an etsy page, tons of photos, a nearly perfect club website, and a whole bunch of other things BUT there is no time like a present, so I am sending this post out with hope and faith that the information I am about to present to my faithful Soccer Boss readers and Nehemiah FC fans will be enough to convince you to spread the word about our effort to raise money for our coaching trip to Kenya!
Posted by Madi Williamson at 6:23 PM
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
FC Basel is upset by Cluj while Monchengladbach nearly fight their way back in Ukraine in the last qualification round of the UEFA Champions League.
|Basel and Gladbach were sent packing|
The UEFA Champions League shows no mercy. After upsetting in the group stage and the first leg of the knockout stage last season, Swiss side Basel were sent home with a bitter defeat after they conceded one goal on the night, three overall against Cluj. Borussia Monchengladbach played out an exciting fixture, keeping the fans on their toes until the final whistle blew but unfortunately their Champions League campaign also came to a close this evening.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 11:38 PM
Saturday, August 25, 2012
|Regazzoni scores the winner for Sion|
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|Xhaka proved to be a smart signing for Lucien Farve this summer|
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Sunday, August 19, 2012
Russell was both a hero and a villain as he scored a brace and saw red
Dundee United Take The Points In The First Dundee Derby In Seven YearsThe orange side of Dundee, Dundee United "hosted" their neighborhood rivals for the Dundee Derby this afternoon in the Scottish Premier League. That atmosphere rivaled the intensity of the fans at the Old Firm (the Glasgow derby notorious for its passionate fans) with the sounds of the home side, Dundee United, blasting throughout the city, surely causing a rumble when the home side struck their three goals to give them a victory in the Dundee Derby, which hasn't happened in a competitive competition in seven years.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 10:34 PM
Saturday, August 18, 2012
|Salah caused some serious problems for Lausanne's defense|
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
|Lexi and I are planning a mission to Kenya!|
English Premier League is kicking off this weekend and I am totally stoked. I will be posting full reviews and possibly individual match reports for the better games or the game of the week in addition to match reports for FC Basel and other smaller league games that I view!
Posted by Madi Williamson at 11:06 AM
Monday, August 6, 2012
Alex Morgan has secured her spot in the highlight reel of the greatest Olympic moments with her fantastic header against North American neighbors Canada to send the United States through to the final where they will get their rematch against Japan and battle it out for the gold medal.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 2:31 PM
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
|Zoua strikes again for Basel|
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
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Photos of fans from the game can be viewed here and my thoughts on the match along with some of the nicer pictures of the game will follow shortly!
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Friday, July 27, 2012
|The Jersey and I Have Landed :D|
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
What is potentially coming your way depending on my internet feed...There's only so much a 17 year-old blogger can do, and sometimes I bite off much more than I can chew. This week has been a fine example of me seeing these mouthwatering fixtures in all different leagues (Olympics, Swiss Super League, USL and a whole bunch of preseason games) and then realizing that as much as I'd like to, I can't dedicate the full 24 hours allotted in a day to watching the beautiful game. Trust me, I've tried. There were several games that I was looking forward to covering this weekend, until I realized that they either coincide with each other or I will be sitting on a flight from Seattle to Washington DC at the time the game is played. Just a look at what's ahead:
Posted by Madi Williamson at 3:26 PM
Frustration for Switzerland and a glimmer of hope for the Olympic newcomers
|Aubameyang strikes for Gabon|
Posted by Madi Williamson at 12:04 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Zoua strikes twice for Basel and Diaz nets his first goal for the Swiss side and in European football as Basel roll on to the next round
|Zoua Strikes Two for Swiss Champions|
Saturday, July 21, 2012
|Sommer makes a dramatic save against Luzern|
Posted by Madi Williamson at 1:40 PM
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Pumas post-season picnic is one of my favorite events of the year. Fans get to acknowledge the players that we followed obsessively for three months and we get to send them on their way with warm wishes for a successful future in football hoping to either see them at a higher level or back on the Puma's roster next season. Unfortunately this season I will not be able to express my gratitude in person so I will do it in writing.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 1:24 PM
Well I never imagined that my eventual claim to partial football blogging fame would come from this photo. All I have to say is "there's more where that came from." True story.
See Kickette's take on the Kodak moment here: http://www.kickette.com/edin-hazard-ball-check/
Posted by Madi Williamson at 9:42 AM
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Kitsap Pumas are facing off against their hated rivals (and the rivals of all teams around Puget Sound...) the Portland Timbers today for a spot in the Western Conference USL/PDL Playoffs in Ventura, California next weekend! I don't want to get too far ahead of myself by booking a flight into LAX, and I'd hate to think that this is where the road ends this season, but let's take a moment to reflect on a really, really good season.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 12:20 PM
Saturday, July 14, 2012
|Basel's captain Marco Streller|
Basel with a dominant performance and a good display of unity with renovated squadFC Basel kicked off their Axpo Super League season with a full three points after they defeated FC Servette 1-0 on the opening day of the season. The Friday evening fixture was met with fair weather and a good reception from the faithful Servette fans in the French speaking region of Switzerland. FC Basel, despite several new signings and the promotion of some of their talented youth from their well-structured academy, fielded an experienced side with many familiar faces.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 11:45 AM
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I have been collecting the links to full matches, Youtube highlights and match reports for Puma games from this season! If any of you Puma players or staff are in need of any of them, the link is here and if any of you fans would like to re-live some of our most wonderful moments of the season those are easily found here!
The archive page is located on the left hand side of the blog under the Home link and above the Kenya Soccer Project link or by following this URL :)
Posted by Madi Williamson at 3:02 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Kitsap Pumas took all six possible points from their fixtures this weekend with two narrow home wins. Their first victory of the weekend came on Friday night against their Puget Sound rivals Washington Crossfire. In addition to the usual friction caused by the Ruffneck rivalry, the Pumas were also playing to claim their top spot and avoid any results that would be catastrophic to their contention for the first place finish.
Posted by Madi Williamson at 1:04 AM
Friday, June 29, 2012
Hello Soccer Boss Readers!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012
|My co-president Lexi (L) and I!|
I recently sent down a shipment of 16 boots, a ball pump and 17 soccer balls with my co-president to "get the ball rolling" for lack of a better term, but we are supporting a football club with several players of all ages and will accept as many donations as people can spare. We would have been able to collect more before the deadline, but asking people to drop off their donations at my house was too complicated and asked too much out of someone who was already going out of their way to help us. What we are looking for are local business owners who would be willing to allow us to have people drop off donations for the club at their shop, store, restaurant, building or whatever it may be rather than having to find me or bring it to my house, which is out of the way for many of the people who offered things up.
If you or someone you know owns a local business that would be willing to have a large donation box or posters advertising our interest in old soccer gear, please send them my way!
On a side note, I am also looking for a venue to host a large scale fundraiser for our club before the end of the summer or any time that we can arrange at their convenience.
For more information or to contact me please message me via Facebook or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the project, please visit our blog http://kenyasoccerproject.blogspot.com/ or "like" Nehemiah FC on Facebook.
Thank you all so much for reading my blog and supporting us!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012
|Portugal go through over Czech Republic|
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Round One Comes To A Close In Poland And Ukraine
|Ukrainian striker Shevchenko was nearly left out|
of the starting lineup but struck twice for the
co-hosts against Sweden
The action of the tournament kicked off on Friday with the other co-host Poland hosting Greece in Warsaw and closed today with the other co-host Ukraine securing themselves a surprising three points against Sweden. In between, hated rivals faced off, stunning goals were scored and powerful shots were saved. Two red cards have been shown so far, both coming from the same ref in the opening game between Poland and Greece. As the first round of group play comes to a close, some teams sit on top unsurprisingly while other nations are having fairytale starts to their EURO 2012 campaigns.
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Monday, May 28, 2012
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