What a nail biter!! I think my hair is a little thinner after today's game. I am so proud of how everyone played against Tulpehocken today. Our defense really stepped it up. Tulpy had some great opportunities to score but we applied the pressure kept them at bay. We also had some great opportunities to score which was why Coach Ed pretended to shock me with a defibrillator on the side lines. Mid fielders were on fire. It's amazing how much of a difference a couple of inches can make when trying to score.
Despite the fact that we were short 3 players and had only one sub, we pulled together nicely. Everyone rallied and played their hearts out. We gave Pottsville one heck of a match. Pottsville is undefeated this season so far. After this game I feel that they were pretty lucky that we didn't have our entire team.
I am happy to see the girls doing what we teach them at practice. There is still plenty of soccer left this season. I am pumped to get back at it on Monday.
As you all saw, we are all playing great together. We are playing clean and aggressive. Defense is really stepping up, delaying and destroying opposing attacks. Our mid fielders are hustling and showing their speed. There were definitely more positives than negatives.
Coach B. and I have several things that we will be working on in practice this week. Ball control, passing/receiving and shots on goal.
Regardless of the final score, I am proud of how all of you played today. I saw a lot of great Passing, communication, and overall effort.
Defense really stepped it up by closing the gap and pressing the ball forward to our mid fielders. Mid fielders did an awesome job getting by their defenders. We now have to work on keeping ball control and getting those goals in.
Mack was our savior today as she was able to stop some slick shots. Browne got hit in the face, brushed it off and kept on playing. Everyone kept their emotions in check and played tough to the end.
I am super excited about our game tomorrow. Hope to see everyone there!
“Team Golden Goals... Today was a tough game. The first of the season can go either way and is usually difficult, as we attempt to pick up where we left off, the down time doesn't help and this is were we need to dig deeper to help each other adjust, find our place and be better together.
Still... we learned a lot about where we need to go and what needs adjusting. This is how we grow... together. We will work on that the next couple of weeks, I'm sure. So brush yourselves off and prepare for the next, we con only get better. It's all up to you.
About me – Can be pretty intence at times but I believe in a positive awareness and attitude. I am very competitive and like to share my enthusiasm with all. My girls are my everything. Love sience fiction and soccer. My wife says I'm obsessed at times, I look at it as if you are going to do something give it your all. Love to cook and love to eat.
Dream job – Assistant coach for Manchester U.!
Superstition – Play a Fifa game prior to our girls takeing the field.
Players – Daniell Blanchette / Wayne Roony / VanDeSar / Clinton Portis
Teams – Manchester United / Washington Redskins / US Womens Soccer Team / Conrad Weiser Gilmer Girls/ Conrad Weiser Golden Goals / Conrad Weiser Explosion
Quote – No problems, Only solutions, lets rock! If you can't have fun with it, It's not worth doing.
Movies – Starwars (all) / Private Ryan / One flew over the coo coo's nest
Music – All types with exception to over zelist opera and hardcore punk.
Video games – Fifa06, 07, 08, 09 / MOH / CODWOW / MADDEN (All)