G’day Miami Fans,
Wow! Three things have happened since my first blog. First, we won our first game under head coach Daryl Shore. We went to Baltimore with only one thing on our minds and that was scoring three points. The boys played extremely well and we got the three points that we deserved. Baby Shrives (Brian Shriver) took the opportunity to score a goal from a great ball passed by Euzebio Neto. The pass gave Shrives a chance to use his, uhhh… “arieal prowess” to loop the keeper and hand us the win.
Shriver’s goal wasn’t the only thing that was worth celebrating in Baltimore. We also had the privilege of celebrating two birthdays. Shriver also turned the big
2 3! Chris Gbhandi turned “the big 4 0”, or at least that is what the DJ announced at the restaurant. Obviously Gbhandi is not 40 years of age, but we managed to distract him while Marty Lancaster jokingly told the DJ it was his 40th birthday. It was an all round team effort, and well worth the laugh.
Finally, after a regeneration session on Thursday morning, it was off to the airport and back to Miami for a few hours of sleep. We had a productive training session Friday morning and then headed back to the airport for our trip to Puerto Rico. We arrived at Puerto Rico with an ambitious three points in mind. Unfortunately, we had to settle for one point. However, the score wasn’t too much of a disappointment for us, since Puerto Rico has proven to be a challenging game in the past. At the end, there was a sense of accomplishment for us.
Now, we prepare and confidently head into Saturday’s derby game with Tampa Bay. Tampa has proven to be a competitive rival, but we look forward to changing that with a spirited attitude this Saturday night. I have a few friends that play for Tampa and it’s always good to send a few pregame jibes here and there; especially during our weekly PlayStation 3 challenges. For those of you who wish to try their luck, my gamer tag is “ivalongdong”.
Twitter fans are also shown to be excited for Saturday’s game. Very notably are the Tampa Bay followers, known as “Ralphs Mob”, who enjoy sending me some very “friendly“tweets. We don’t sweat it though; we know it’s all in good sportsmanship fun! But we also know that our Ultras have our backs and are there to support us louder, harder, and stronger. Sorry “Ralph’s mob”, but our Ultras take the cake!
Don’t forget to come out to Lockhart stadium and rout for us at the game this Saturday, 7pm! We will forever be grateful for our fans, and we definitely need our fan’s support and energy to make our playoff push home against the Rowdies’.
See you there!
G’day Miami fans,
Today I am starting my quest to be the best Miami FC blogger ever. It shouldn’t be that hard my only competition is Jarryd Goldberg. If it’s anything like FIFA 10’ then I'd say it's a wrap. Said with love, Goldberg, said with love!
I am blogging to the Miami faithful today from the comfort of my hotel room since we are on the road in Austin, Texas. Tonight’s match pitches us up against the 1st place Austin Aztex. We are extremely hungry to get a result. We have a new coach as you all know and he has us ready to go. Tune in tonight at www.miamifc.com to catch the game.
It is extremely hot here in Austin so we have been shacked up in the hotel as we do most away games anyway. I’m in the superb company of Lance Parker, my roommate on the road. I have to say he is a quality roommate; he plays some nice chill music and sleeps a lot, just like me. He also provides the movies when we are on the road. He brought to my attention the comedian Pablo Francisco and his DVD “Ouch”. If you have not seen it, I recommend that you get a little YouTube action happening and see what he’s all about. He is a very funny man!
You will all be happy to know that the foreigners applied for a credit card this road trip. My good friend Marty Lancaster is all about a bargain. Marty is a wheeler and dealer. I was off grabbing some breakfast in the Atlanta airport and when I came back to the gate Marty was signing up for a credit card. I asked him what it was all about, “ If you sign up for a credit card, you get a free round trip ticket AND a free water bottle,” he told me. Once Marty knew there was a free anything it was game over, he was signing up. So, being the good mate that I am, I decided to join him in his quest to obtain a credit card, (as did Shriver and the Brazilian boys) as we both so far can't get one in the land of the Red, White and Blue. Even though I didn’t get the water bottle, I got a nice neck pillow filled like a bean bag. Quality pillow. Marty trumped us all, getting a water bottle, neck pillow and a teddy bear. That’s amazing! My hat goes off to the Englishman.
I couldn't close out my first blog entry without giving a little shout out to my friends and the LeBatard show. Stugotz had said live on radio that he could score 6 out of 10 penalty kicks on any goalkeeper. He was set to come out to one of the last home games, but I hear he had to pike out due to a dinner date with the wifey. I hope she doesn't crack the whip too hard this time and he can make it out soon and put all this talk to bed. For those that are interested, here is a little clip we have sent to Stugotz. (http://miamifc.com/video/index/id/274)
Until next time friends, take it easy!