Fall Season 2012 - Game 5

The boys needed a game like today.  Results like today show the boys where they are and what they can become.  The Magic is a program that focuses hardcore on advancing their boys in the game of soccer way beyond expectations anyone typically has at this age.  Sure it would have been great to deliver a winning result against that level of competition, but there is so much more to gain from what we saw today.  After all, it is about developing these boys into future greatness, not be the greatest today. 

It is a shame that we do not get the opportunity to play the Magic again this season.

We could talk about areas of improvement (forwards staying up, midfielders staying in their positions, finding those passing lanes).  I want to focus on the positives today.  I could not be more proud of the way the boys played in the 2nd half today.  They settled into their positions better and really put some good offensive pressure on the Magic's stellar defense.  Defensively, they really did a good job of keeping the ball out of the middle and minimizing their number of shots on goal.

I have not seen the boys play a better 30 minutes than what we witnessed in the second half today.  I was told afterwards that the 2nd half score was 2-2.  The effort they gave is really something they can build from. 

The good news is that we have another game tomorrow and today could not have been a better way to get the boys ready.  Game time is at 3:30 PM, please at the field ready to go by 3:00 PM.  (Black jerseys, white shorts, white socks with the black logos).  Our opponent is another team that parallels the Magic to some degree in terms of experience as a team and in their ability to control the ball. 

See you all tomorrow. 

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