As noted in the comments section of the previous post, I am unable to watch the game today. At 2 PM, I have doctor’s appointment at Cornell Medical Center to find out if I’m a healthy women or not. I won’t be out of there until after 3 and then I have to head back to work. So, the question is, who wants to give me a play-by-play update of the game?
Since the beginning of World Cup this year, I realized how much I missed playing soccer. About two weeks ago, I began emailing people and making phone calls to find out if a team
– any team – wanted me as a player. You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find an (open) adult soccer league in this city! Either all the slots are filled or they are way too advanced for me. I spoke with one woman who asked me what college I played for. (Uhhhhhh, none? College of none.) I spoke to another who said they would keep me in mind for next year. I wrote to one guy about playing indoor soccer. Below is his response:
all of our divisions are full/closed. i will hold your e mail should there be any movement and a team is looking for a player. with your lack of experiance, you may also wand to try www.nycoedsoccer.com.“
(Dude, for starters, my name ain’t Michael.)
I’m not having much luck. However, yesterday, I received an email from a woman from the New York Athletic Club who asked a few of us interested, orphaned soccer wannabes to attend a practice next week and get a feel for the team. I think they might still be too advanced for me but perhaps if I make an appearance someone there can point me in a direction that doesn’t meet a dead-end. I could use the exercise. (Because if this doesn’t work, I’m considering training for the marathon and my ankles are crossing their hairs I find an interested team.)
It’s raining here in the City. It’s muggy and people are landing grumpy after a four-day weekend. I am one of those people. There is a lot going on in my head as of late, which I am not ready to talk about because I, too, am unsure about how to begin.
Now, about that soccer game… anyone? Email me if you wanna text me the scores/plays. Or you feel free to fill the comments section up with any talk. I love the football talk and soon it’ll be all over. :[
Edited to Add: I received an email from a British friend today. (Won’t say his or her name) part of it read:
“Cheer for France. They play good football, Henry & Zidane are great to
watch. Plus we’re desperate for theh to humiliate the cheating bastards
Portugal for what they did on saturday. More to the point, Portugal aren’t
good enough + dont deserve it. A france-italy final would be great to
Sounds good to me! GO FRANCE!