May Football

Premier League over and FA Cup done, but there’s still lots of football to follow. The young miss will not be pleased, but her favorite stateside player has been dropped from the US World Cup squad. I haven’t been following what he’s been doing for the LA Galaxy this year, but the inclusion of Jozy Altidore (whom I used to like) seems a head-scratcher to me. I saw him in a handful of Sunderland games on tv this past season and the dude looked mostly lost and disengaged to me.

One of our parishioners noticed my multiple posts on English football. He asked me if I know about the local opportunity to play. I didn’t even know such things existed. Turns out there’s even over-50 competition. The competition doesn’t really attract me, but the opportunity to play some pick-up sport is interesting. I was hoping to drop in on the weekly pick-up game last night, but one of the engaged couples I’m working with wanted to catch me for a quick consultation with their music leader and me. They have a pretty exciting line-up of music and musicians for their wedding Mass later this summer.

The young miss has a birthday next Wednesday, so next week’s game is out. Looks like I’ll have to wait for the return from Nebraska.

Meanwhile, this weekend Derby County and QPR play for the last promotion berth into the 2014-15 Premier League. It doesn’t look like that match is on American television.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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3 Responses to May Football

  1. serf162 says:

    QPR/Derby? I think the Champions League final should satisfy your football craving.

  2. Todd says:

    Oh yes: the two Madrid teams. I think that will be on tv this weekend. Excellent.

  3. David D. says:

    Sorry about the weird user name above. I also meant to include this link:

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/may/22/championship-finances-1bn-debt-financial-fair-play-premier-league

    Derby/QPR may not have the glamour of the UCL final but as you can see, there is more than just the joy of promotion on the line

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