At about 11pm last night you may have felt a strange disturbance in the force. Most will think it was related to the election results in Massachusetts, but those in the know, understand that the goosebumps were caused by a stellar 1-0 victory by VfB Real United City FC 2009 against the hapless Scorpions at the National Sports Center.
I would like to point out that this was my first shutout as a goalie since the Como Park JV destroyed Central in 1997. That game was equally exciting as I stopped a penalty shot and, like last night, didn’t allow any goals through my legs. I am a sucker for being bow-legged. We call those goals “Hayes-ers” as they are purely the result of some horrible genetic malformation in our stance.
Many of you may be confused by the team name, but like almost every new soccer team here in America we decided to go for broke and take all of the possible “soccer sounding” names and add them together, so:
- VfB Stutgart
- Real Betis (and you thought I would name a team after Real Madrid-you Franco supporter!)
- West Ham United (Man United? Want to know who are the biggest fans of West Ham? Click here!)
- Manchester City (as if I wouldn’t include a little Cit-eh love)
- Everyone F.C.
- 1860 Munich (gotta include a team with a date in their name, plus they got Frankencooper!)
All of these great team names helped form the Megatron that is the 3rd place squad in the NSC Recreational Mens League. We are going to ride this wave of awesomeness for the next week (next game).
As you can tell I am awfully excited. I am thrilled with a glorious return to some soccer form that I haven’t witnessed in over 12 years. I like to think it was all me, but my teammates did all of the dirty work I just stood in the back and yelled (something I learned in cycling).
Topping off the excitement was that I got to come home to some amazing Yummus Hummus (it isn’t bland) that Sarah whipped up for me.
Did you know that Iron Maiden and President Obama have something in common? Yep, they are both West Ham United fans. Who knew?
When I was in college I wish I knew about Iron Maiden. My radio show at WUPX would have been amazing. Seriously, is there anything better than a little Wu-Tang Clan followed by Maiden? I don’t think so. Oh, if you haven’t seen the amazing Maiden documentary called Iron Maiden: Flight 666 I highly recommend it.