Hello Stampers and all Soccer Moms…
"We are the Champions my friend. And we'll keep on fighting to the end"….
No words could be more true than these from the famous Queen song. My son plays on three soccer teams (yes that would make him a soccer fanatic!). One team is outdoor with kids his own age (under 18) and the other two are indoor with adults (one men and the other co-ed).
On Monday night his Men's team won their Division game and took the first place medal! But only after a nail-biting 60 minutes of regulation play ending in a 5-5 tie. We were down 5-4 with only 23 seconds (yes you read that right!) left to play and we scored. Ian scored two goals in the effort but as he says "soccer is a team sport".
Then came penalty shoot out time (which I hate) and we won with 1 goal to 0 going in – indoor penalty shots are really hard – the net is small and you can only take one step before contact with the ball – no running up to the ball.
So dramatic and fun to watch.
Next up – his Co-ed team are in the finals for their division medal this Sunday. Yikes – a mother's heart can only take so much excitement.