Saturday, August 23, 2008

What is this game?

I have played many sports in my life. None of witch have been soccer or even soccerish. Partially because I felt it was a communist sport :)So why did I move to a country that has a love-affair with soccer in every form.

The guys here 15 and up have been begun to play in a Futsal league. There are 20 teams in all. They even asked that there not be any players under 16. We have the youngest team by far (I'm the only one not in high school) we have an exception for three 15 year olds to play. With my little experience, I end up in the goal. Our first game was today. The score was closer than the game really was. I had fun and so did all the guys. We were able to win 7-5. It is a good opportunity for the older guys to practice leadership and outreach.

Pictured L-R:
Veassna, Tia, Pov, Hocklee, Tess Shults (teacher), Syung Hyun,
Krumm, Joe, Jonathan, Rachael (from girls home), and David

Historically I have had an intentional disinterest in soccer. The only language spoken is Khmer, including the three and a half hour captains meeting, one hour opening ceremony and the officiating. I have to have the guys translate any important information. The things you do for the people you love. :)

1 comment:

VizConqueror said...

This team rocks!!!! especially Veassna... COMPETITION first then FRIENDSHIP!!! MOOO HAHAHAH ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥