A Unique Club

July 2nd:  ‘European Tour Eve’ Cleats. Check. Gloves. Check. Shinguards. Check. Laundry detergent in a carry on guaranteeing confiscation by TSA. Check. There are only so many things you can do to prepare for a month of soccer 4,000 miles away from home.  The night before the trip is spent hardly in a deep sleep […]

The Power of Sacrifice

Well we’ve been here in Sweden for a little over 2 weeks and I can’t really believe where the time has gone.  It seems like just yesterday we were all back at the airport in Chicago ready to take off, anxiously awaiting to get over to Europe and test ourselves against some extremely tough competition.  […]

The Bigger Picture

Shades of black, blue, and grey litter the night sky as we prepare for bed.  The meager five hours of darkness that played havoc on us the first couple of nights have become commonplace, and we find it easier to sleep through the early morning light.  Tomorrow, though, we’ll have to force ourselves out of […]

Planes, Trains and Automobiles… and Buses

After a little more than a week here in Sweden, my attic room shared by seven other guys is slowly starting to feel more and more like home. Jetlag has finally loosened its grip on the majority of the guys as we all begin to grow accustomed to our daily routines on this trip. Waking […]

We’re Off to Sweden

I can’t believe we’re finally about to head to Sweden.  Bret has been preparing us for this trip for the last 5 months and we are healthy and ready.  We know we will need some time to adjust to the travel before we play, but we are anxious to get there and play. Not sure […]

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