Inside the Brain of a Teenage Soccer Genius

Essays, Player Reviews, Scouting Reports, Events, Match Reviews, Statistics and Things of no Importance

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Welcome Ryan!

I was praying that this day would come: Soccer Boss, AKA Madi Williamson and no one else, would like to welcome Ryan Henesey, the new official blog photographer! Ryan is a pretty cool dude. He's a talented actor, athletic, intelligent, nice and most importantly, passionate about soccer. The only thing that we don't see eye-to-eye on is that he is a Chelsea supporter... Ryan will be helping me at Kitsap Puma's home games this summer and will be sure to capture all of the most important moments that I miss as I scream at the referee ;) I am also hoping that as the Kenya Soccer Project continues to flourish and grow, he can help me capture those important moments as well. He will also help take real photos of staff and collect images for features that I write so that I can stop taking other people's pictures...
Welcome aboard Ryan! We now have a staff of two!

FC Basel 6-3 Grasshoppers Club Zurich

Basel Already Won The Title, So Why Watch Them Play?

This morning, I dragged my sorry, tired butt out of bed at the crack of dawn on the last day of my vacation to watch my beloved club play halfway around the world. The sun was rising here and setting there and we are an entire world apart, none of them knowing that I even exist and with the title secure, none of them really having a huge incentive to play for the win, aside from the fact that winning is awesome.
Aleksandar Dragovic versus Frank Feltscher
Grasshoppers were the first ones to score in the first five minutes of the match with a beautiful volley past our third string keeper but by halftime, Basel had made it 2-1 in their favor and were dominating play. The second half was an explosion of goals and another dominant 45 for the home side and they were able to wrap things up nicely and secure the 6-3 victory. I often do a thorough match report, but between falling asleep sitting up and the crappy live stream I got on my laptop, I was pretty unaware of what was going on until the 75th minute so instead, I will explain why I have fallen in love with the men in red and blue from the only port city in a small land-locked country because that is about all my brain can handle right now.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Red is the New Color: Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea

Liverpool defeated Chelsea in an enticing fixture at Anfield after their devastating loss to the Blues at Wembley on Saturday in the FA Cup final. An own goal from Essien and quality strikes from Henderson, Agger and Shelvy made Ramirez’s lone goal worthless to Chelsea as they battle for a top four finish against Newcastle and Spurs.