Short version: Icebreakers 7 – Chili Peppers 0.

Longer version: Austin has not played soccer since we left Corpus Christi. I didn’t want to push him into something he really didn’t want to do. This Spring he told me he was ready to play. I jumped on it quickly (since I bleed green and my cell phone ringtone has the recording of that Spanish guy screaming “goooooooooooooooal!”).

Austin has played 10 seasons or so. He’s never really been on a seriously good team. And he’s always been one of the smallest on the team.

No longer.

Now Austin towers over everyone else on the team. He’s grown 4 inches in the past three months. He was placed on a recreational team that has club level players. I don’t think the league realized who they had put together, but the center striker grew up in Norway. He scored three from the top of the box today, all long shots over the keeper into the top corner. Sweet.

We have a long legged girl on wing that outruns everyone and has a great cross. She served up several great balls into the box today. And then there are the brothers. Have you seen Kicking and Screaming with Will Ferrell? Remember the two Italian brothers who played soccer like it was breathing? They are also on our team. They were juggling, passing and dribbling around people like flowing water. It was truly fun to watch.

Austin sat out the first half and played keeper in the 2nd half. He kept it a shutout. Our team is called the Icebreakers. Today was a good start. I’m glad he’s playing again.


  1. >Four inches in 3 months? Send pictures!miss you guys,Lana

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