Thursday, January 21, 2010

RCU, UAH and more

RCU Signs Willoughby for 2010

I'm not sure how I missed this earlier.... Rocket City United retained a key piece of their NPSL SouthEast Region Championship team from 2009 by signing winger Paul Willoughby. After losing forward Raphael Barbosa, the signing of Willoughby is a boon to RCU's offensive prowess.

Member of Willoughby's Army suggests the contract period she'd like RCU to sign.

Reportedly, the Huntsville native's fanclub, Willoughby's Army, could be heard squealing their approval from outside Parkway Place Mall at the news of the signing.

UAH Alumni Game on March 27

The UAH men's soccer team will welcome former players to Charger Field for an alumni game at on March 27th as part of a fund raising effort that includes a golf tournament the day before.

NPSL SouthEast Region Adds FC Tulsa

It looks like RCU will add a long road trip to Oklahoma this season when they face FC Tulsa. This news broke through Chattagnooga FC and RCU's twitter feeds.

"Welcome! RT @ChattanoogaFC: Verry interesting Chatt FC would like 2 welcome Tulsa FC (yes, of OK) to SE Region of NPSL. Load up the fan bus!"
FC Tulsa will replace Atlanta club Saturn FC whose owners relocated to New Jersey and can no longer support the team from afar. The rumored team in Nashville will not happen in 2010 as the interested ownership group removed their application in December.

African Football History

In what many are calling the year of African football, the BBC has released a two part podcast on the history of African football. Educate yourself and check out part 1 and part 2.

USMNT and Beer Pairings

Beer loving blog The Shin Guardian does a delightful post on what beers to pair with different types of US Men's National Team events. My only detrimental comment is that the PBR dude needs to open his palate to other brews.

1 comment:

  1. my anniversary is on the alumni game date...I'm sure my wife will be pumped