TDA Bulls (Summer I 2017) Game 2 Recap

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It’s Special Edition time! As mentioned at the end of last season the TDA Bulls are going through a bit of a transitionary period with a few roster changes and a management switch as Doug “Spreadsheet” Hoernig has taken over the reins from Carolyn. A few players are sharing a spot, including myself, so you will get periodic game recaps when I am in attendance, which luckily for you all was last night. Let’s first welcome a few new faces as Glen, Jordan and Tara have joined the fold and I am sure they are eagerly awaiting being a part of a lego re-enactment, right? Well you know what to do, impress me with skill or get involved in a scandalous game moment and I will make you famous, just ask Doug, he is a regular in the club. read more

Meet Crown: 5 Questions with Jason Dickens

After a team dropped from the O30 league this week, Crown got itself a bye that was unforeseen. Inquiries were made to myself about what everyone was going to read this week, addicts I know. So I caved to the pressure and instead of napping all morning I decided that the next Meet Crown: 5 Questions was doable. After surviving the hot seat myself unscathed I had decided that next would be a unique situation as other than RL obviously, this guy has to be regarded as one of Crown’s small but loyal fan base. Well actually he started out that way and then went on a mysterious hiatus as I think we may have been deemed as bad influences when it came to the after parties, but I will let him answer that himself. Without further ado, let’s get to know Jason Dickens a little better. read more

Crown (Summer I 2017) Game 1 Recap

Crown’s new season got underway on Wednesday night but before we get to the recap there is a little housekeeping to do. In a roster note, Pistol made his return to net, welcome back, so Rodney moved to a field player with Patrick making way and becoming a sub. The league also has undergone a bit of a facelift as two solid regulars, the Honey Badgers and Black Ops, moved shop to a different facility. Let’s face it, this should only help Crown who endured a tough Spring season. Ok, with that done, here is the recap of their opening game against a familiar foe in The Little Kickers: read more

Meet Crown: 5 Questions with Simon

It’s that time again, since Crown were eliminated in the Semi-Finals this season šŸ˜¢, the next installment of Meet Crown: 5 Questions is here, and it has been a much anticipated one since the subject just happens to be ME. Alright, straight to it then.

Q1: As usual, question number one is the same one everyone gets, how did I get involved with this crew of misfits called Crown?

My family moved to Texas from Canada over 7 years ago for my wife to explore her professional career and for me to become a stay-at-home dad to our 1-yr old daughter Ava. Having been playing soccer my whole life it was a necessity to find some nearby so I searched “soccer near Roanoke, Texas” and BlueSky Keller came up. I sent an email with a little about my skill level and I received a phone call a day or so later from a guy called Shawn Keller (I wondered if he owned the town) who told me that there was not a full time spot available but I could come and sub on Wednesday and go from there. I said, “You want to see if I am any good, I get it”. I went and played and short of it is, at halftime Eddie announced, “He’s on the team Shawn”. And a full time spot miraculously appeared and eventually I was invited to the infamous after parties. I thought that the socializing after was going to be a great bonus as it wasĀ kid, kid, kid all day for me so adult conversation was very important, unfortunately I soon realized that the maturity level was actually not that much higher… read more

One Touch Spring I 2017 Season Recap

One Touch’s Spring season came to a close on Monday night as they took on White Lightning in the Playoff Championship. Before we get to the recap of what turned out to be a very entertaining game, let’s check out how One Touch got there by taking a quick look at the regular season standings and team stats, plus a brief recap of their Semi-Final matchup. So how about thoseĀ standings, here they are as One Touch led the way with an undefeated record once again and an impressive +58 goal differential: read more

Coed O30 (Spring I 2017) Championship Recap

It was the final game of the Spring O30 Coed season on Friday night as the TDA Bulls took on Sorry For Partying for the playoff Championship. The Bulls were running into some player issues in the lead up as starting goalie Tyler had to go out of town for work and backup Ryan was not available. With Ricardo picking up an injury earlier in the week the Bulls were left with the exact minimum amount of guys but having to put someone in net who had never played before. Brandon was kind enough to offer to play the first half. Then 30 mins before game time we were told that Justin was stuck in Dallas so Ricardo decided to come and try to play net. read more