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My Indoor Team: Champs Again!

My indoor team just won the championship this week for the second time in a row. Having a lot of fun playing with these guys.

fc blackbird back to back champs. FC Blackbird Back 2 Back Champs – Nov 8, 2012 & Jan 17, 2013


Date Change for the 2nd Be A Fan! Tournament

The tournament that we were supposed to play in has been postponed till October 23. I’m not sure if we will be able to play the new date, but I’ll keep you posted. Check out our team site for other games and tournaments: FC Blackbird

My Team FC Blackbird is Playing in the Score for a Cure Tournament

Come join me at the Score for a Cure Tournament at Lanco Fieldhouse. We’re putting in a coed team again this year. Check out the schedule: Tournament Schedule and follow the us on our site FC Blackbird or if you’re on Twitter: @FCblackbird and @BbeS

FC Blackbird Wins Silver in Keystone State Games

On Sunday March 7th our premier soccer team FC Blackbird participated in the Keystone State Games (KSG) at Lanco Fieldhouse in Lancaster, PA.

KSG is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1983 in order to promote amateur athletics in PA. ( Every year they host an indoor soccer tournament for adults and for the past three years we’ve entered a men’s team. In 2008 we took the bronze and this year we bested that by winning the silver.
FC Blackbird Wins the Silver

The day started off with a slow start and a 0-0 tie on the small field. (Lanco has 3 fields. Two the same size and one that is considerably smaller) We were then surprised by a team out of Philadelphia, Tavolino and lost 0-3. For our third and final game in the preliminary round, we decided to change our strategy and finally found the back of the net to win the game 2-0. This put us second in our bracket. So, we would have to face off against another local team, Epic Photography in the first round of playoffs. We blanked them with another 2-0 victory and advanced to the semi-finals against CASL out Elco area.

In the semi final game we struck first taking a 1-0 lead only to end up down 3-1. We climbed back to a tie, with the third goal coming in the final seconds of the game. So, we were headed to over time! The rules of the tournament state that in the case of a tie, the goalie is taken off the field and both teams play with only four field players. So, the object is to be the first team to shoot. We had the kick off and started toward the goal. We took a shot that was blocked, but Pahn who was playing forward, stole the ball from the defended and pounded it home for the win! Next stop the finals and CASL headed to play for the bronze.

Our opponent for the final turned out to be Tavolino, the only team that had bested us earlier. The game went back and forth. We were tied at 3-3, but in the final minutes Tavolino scored a fourth goal to take the lead. Then with a little over a minute, one of their players was ejected with a red card for cursing at the ref. We tried to take advantage of the numbers advantage, but they held on with four on the field to win the gold 3-4.

All in all it was a fun day and we managed to survive with out any injuries. (Last year we suffered a number of injuries.) Plus, we came home with the silver medal!

Go on FC Blackbird!

Finale OoO! Finale oOo!

This is turning out to be a pretty good indoor session this time. My coed won tonight meaning that all three teams I’m playing with now are set to play in the finals:

Coed: Elktown
Men: FC Blackbird (a division)
Men: The Blue Team (b division)

Admittedly FC Blackbird is the most important one to me. 😉

The Week in Soccer

Opening week of.. for well… all the leagues I play in, it was a week of mixed results. The coed team which continues to be a struggle finding and keeping good players. (Another went down to injury.) Well we lost. I don’t remember what the score was though. Thursday turned out to be much better. The b division team, the Blue Team played probably the best game we’ve ever played and won big 8-4. Then FC Blackbird had a great debut showing by winning more than 10 goals to 4.

Saturday turned out to be the worst of all with Berks United. We won the league the last two years and and this weekend we lost to the worse team in the league. Plus, to ad insult to injury we lost one of our best players to another team because of guy on our team, who by the way has chased others away before. Then that guy quit too. So, I thought problem solved, but it was already too late. Oh, why is there always politics?…

The Summer is Winding Down…

Even though I haven’t written anything for a while (been posting videos) there is really a lot going on… good and bad.

One of the bad things is having to chase a client for payment. They say that is one of the hardest things for small businesses, and you know it is really a pain. Such a waste of time. I mean if you provide a service, you should be paid promptly, or? Anyway, I’m sure it will work out in the end.

This past week has been pretty exciting though. I just signed a new client and I started with evaluating the current status of their web presence. Plus, I am in the process of working out a deal with a potential partner that could bring a good deal of business. [careful don’t want to give anything away ;)]

I have had a bit of a break from soccer. The summer leagues have ended or are winding down (the Lititz league ends this Sunday), so I decided to take a little rest and let the body recover so I’m 100% for the start of the fall season. I’ll be playing outdoor with Berks United again this fall. Coed indoor with my usual team, mens indoor with The Blue Team in the b league and I’m putting a team in the premier league again: FC Blackbird. We have made a few changes and I think we should be able to get the covetted tshirt this time!

I was supposed to head down to the shore this week to visit my dad, but with all the meetings and the new work I decided that this week wasn’t a good time. Plus, I’m going camping with Netzwerk Central PA and Netzwerk Phila. I’m also heading to the shore next week for Labor Day. So, I will definetely get some well needed R&R.

I hope everyone is doing well. The summer is winding down. If you are trying to get a hold of me this weekend I might be in a cell phone void. I’ll try and check my messages a couple of times a day.

A Weekend of Soccer

This past weekend was a crazy weekend for soccer. I put a team in the Keystone games. FC Blackbird. With a number of injuries and guys bailing at the last minute I had to scramble to get enough guys it ended up being a group of guys from my indoor team (FC Blackbird) and my outdoor team Berks United. The first game was against the team that one Keystones last year. We were still trying to get used to each other and ended up losing pretty badly. We then won our next two games. On Sunday we had to play in basically a quarter final and we lost 2-1 to a team we beat 3-1 the day before. Oh well, it ended up being a short day. I then played in the Lititz league at 6 (we won 6-2). I was pretty exhausted and my legs felt pretty rough by the end of the game.

Then Monday I had a playoff game in the LCBC league. A bunch of the guys are injured and we were missing a couple of couple players too. JK wasn’t there, so I played sweeper. My step-dad was the ref, and in the first half he blew a call saying one of there players was onsides when he really wasn’t. He scored. We ended up losing 2-1…

FC Blackbird vs. MC Kickers Championship Game

Thursday May 29th at 7pm FC Blackbird will be playing MC Kickers in the O-30 Premier League final. Check out the event details on Facebook or at the FC Blackbird page.

Come on out and support our team!

Lanco Field House
1901 Miller Road
East Petersburg, PA

This one’s for you John!

So, last week out our game at Lanco Field House (FC Blackbird) we had this ref… I’m pretty sure he normally does youth soccer U-10 or younger. For some reason he had a thing against me. Every time I touched someone he called it on me. I got hip checked and I grabbed the guys shirt to try not and fall over… didn’t work and he called a foul on me. Then every time a guy would receive the ball with his back to me and he would back into me, I would hold my ground.. called against me. Guy knocks me off the ball with with his shoulder… call on me. You see the pattern. The ref was not only after me, but he called a horrible game for both sides. Some of the guys from both teams said that to him after the game. Then the guy starts in on me about “what call did I make that changed the game?” Uh, I didn’t know where to start. He then said that he’s seen me play before and I always play like that, ie dirty. Since apparently everything I do is a foul. Well, I had some choice words for him after that. Probably should have just walked away…