Monday, February 15, 2010

Wintry Weekend Warrior, US World Cup Jerseys, RCU and MLS News

Weekend Warriors Battle Wild Wintry Weather

Open Champions High Life work the ball around Blaze defenders in the final.

Nearly 20 teams competed at John Hunt Park in the Weekend Warrior tournament put on by Jacob and Rob from Southern Soccer. In addition to the action on the field, the tournament raised money for the The Melissa George Neonatal Memorial Fund at Huntsville Hospital and collected used soccer equipment to benefit the Haiti earthquake victims.

Conditions prior to Sunday's action

The tournament had to deal with various forms of wintry weather this weekend, but in the spirit of the Weekend Warriors, the teams battled on. Saturday featured frigid temps in the 30s and brutal winds that made it feel even colder, while Sunday started with snow that soon changed to sleet turning the fields into not much more than muddy bogs.

The Championship Trophy!

The Open Championship went to High Life who outlasted the Blaze from Columbus, MS while Schurke took down BrO-kiN-toE in a tight contest for the Rec Championship.

US World Cup Jersey To Be Unveiled in March 3rd Friendly

According to Sports Illustrated reporter Grant Wahl the US National Team will debut their World Cup uniform on March 3rd when they play in the Netherlands.

RCU To Run Spring Break Youth Soccer Camp

Rocket City United will offer a Spring Break Soccer Camp
for kids ages 5-16 featuring the RCU players and head coach Desmond Armstrong at Dublin Park in Madison, AL from March 15-19th.

MLS Notes
I've strayed away from commenting on the MLS collective bargaining negotiations because there hasn't been much to say, but as this article from reports, the issue that the MLS have to work out with their players are minuscule when compared to the issues that the NBA will face when they sit down to negotiate.

FIFA has decide that the referees in MLS are not up to snuff, but the standard of play and the media coverage of the league and the sport in general is getting better and better.

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