As per usual, I got an item in the Sentinel. How? I’m just awesome that way, I guess.
Other things that didn’t make the article:
- To a person, whether coaches or players, everyone wants to comment on the field conditions in El Paso. The field was narrower than the full sized field they will be playing on tonight. The consensus is that the NCAA regulation field will be much more suited to the wide play that Rick Schantz has been steering the team to. Also, fitness should be a factor in both tonight’s and tomorrow’s game against the Sahuaros. Tucson was able to press when the other side let off the gas after a good lead. A less fit team would have been unable to take advantage.
- Mark Sadler reports that he’s come down with a bout of bronchitis and will not be announcing tonight. I don’t know who his replacement is, but Sadler is hoping he’ll be back in the booth (is it a booth at Murphy?) tomorrow.
- I stopped by practice yesterday and I think I saw Glenn Vass working out with the team. Good news, especially against a team as savvy as Municipio is.
- Those of you that read my article on Jacobi Goodfellow this week may be wondering about his status with the team. He has obligations in Florida, but was really enthused by the crowds at the Desert Cup and likes the team. The coaches are working on a way to bring him back at a later time this season.
- I had a text message back and forth with New England broadcaster Brad Feldman about the team. He wanted to know about the league and I joked about the lack of formality. He said, “Well, that’s where the game lives.”
Es cierto. Na prawda.
- I’m sorry about the lack of posts this week. All my soccer neurons have been dedicated to los Tucsonenses, has there been any other big news in the world of football?
Nota Bene: Lincoln banner grievously lifted from Prairie Rose Clayton.