There is a new kid on the block, and his name is USA! If you got up early on the morning of June 5th and watched the United States play Portugal, you saw a young Soccer country emerge on the World’s soccer scene. The US under the leadership of Coach Bruce Arena, showed that they can play with the world’s soccer powers. The game had many ups and downs but in the end the US prevailed and defeated one of the world’s best teams 3-2.
One of the best ways to improve your game is to watch a quality team play. Everyone in the Stow soccer community should be watching with their son’s and daughter’s, at least some of the games of the world cup. This event only comes around every 4 years, and our nation has fielded its best team ever. What a wonderful opportunity to give our young players a role model to look up to. Go USA!!
On another topic, I have some sad news to announce. Some of you may have heard that I am not returning to Stow for the fall season. I have been attending Cuyahoga community college in pursuit of my bachelor’s degree, and have decided to go on to attend Cleveland State rather than Akron University. When I looked at the distance and time spent on the road it just became a matter of what was going to make sense for me to be able to cover all of my priorities.
The time I have spent here in Stow has been nothing but amazing. From the people who have served on the board, to the coaches, to the players, I can honestly say that nobody could have asked for a better environment to coach in. It saddens me to leave, but I am sure that we will see some of the work that has been done over the past 2 years, paying off when you see the High School teams play. I will be helping the club conduct the tryouts for the fall season, and in the future I will try to pop in and see how things are going from time to time. Thanks to everyone who has made these last 2 years an enjoyable experience. I wish everyone continued success and I hope to see Stow High School someday soon challenging for a state soccer championship!