The book was given the endorsement of Mr. Fred Engh, President & CEO, of the National Alliance of Youth Sport

Mr. Fred Engh “believes as caring coaches, parents and administrators of programs, it is our responsibility to ensure that every child enjoys a positive experience in whatever activity they choose”

He recently called my story an "idyllic journey of joy and life's lessons through children's sports.” He also said that the book “says a lot about sports and growing up"

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

Well, soccer fans. The Champion's League Quarterfinals are now underway:

gotta say Rinaldo and Marcello were too much in leading Real Madrid to Champioon's League quarter-final over Bayern even with the iffy call on Vidal's yellow card and Rinaldo's maybe offside on his 1st extra time goal.

Marcello's burst thru the middle in extra-time was a thing of beauty. Brings back memories of Roberto Carlos.

Hey check out some of the neat soccer cartoons for parents, coaches and kids

Look for us this weekend at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival. April 23, Sunday in Kensington, Md. We will be selling the youth soccer books.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Soccer is not a Communist sport like some of my friends thought when we were growing up. It is an intellectual sport and takes time to unfold and patience to watch.

Today,1/22/2017, the Chelsea Blues prevailed over the Hull City Tigers 2-0. Diego Costa continued his torrid pace of goal scoring with a season high of 15 goals. Chelsea is 8 points up in the EPL standings. 

The big game is February 4 against the Arsenal Gunners.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

So here's the deal. Everyone thinks because you are writing books you are making a boatload of money. Not true. It is a passion of mine, a hobby if you will. Something I do for the love of the game or for the love of kids.
Sure I sell a few books but I get to meet interesting people at the book signings and festivals. There is more to life than just making money. Don't get me wrong money is nice. I never turned my back on legal money. But you know there are literally thousands of authors out there selling their self-published books.
When you go to these festivals you meet a lot of authors. Some of their books are of redeeming quality, others are those peeps who cut in front of your table to steal visitors from seeing your books, who would have thunk it?
But really I do give the benefit of the doubt to most of these authors. There are people are out there trying to spread whatever gospel it is they believe in. So give them A for effort in trying.
Everyone's story is not going to be J.K. Rowling's.
By the way, Man City looked real good today defeating Man United 2-1 in the Manchester Darby. My Chelsea maters better watch themselves this year.
See y'all
Yours in Soccer

Monday, September 5, 2016

I concur with Hope Solo. Sunil Galati and USA Soccer are using her stance on equal pay for gender as a subterfuge to force her out of professional soccer. It is ridiculous to claim that by her calling the women's Swedish Olympic soccer team "cowards" for parking the bus, she should have her international contract struck and now her professional contract as well. She has a right to express her opinion just as Colin Kaepernick can express his viewpoints on the United States flag. Yes, she has a competitive temper which is why she has been our goalie since 2002 but to punish her now and take her livelihood away? It stinks!! You go after them Hope with your usual aggressiveness.

Sidenote- My blessings to Jrue Holiday and Lauren Cheyney Holiday to get through this health scare of Lauren's with a brain tumor. Jrue, my commendations to you for taking a leave of absence from the Pelicans to be with your wife. My added blessings to both of you to have a wonderful childbirth and a healthy baby.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

What is the punishment Gulati handed out to Hope? A 6 month suspension in interim time period in between the big competitions. W-h-a-a-a-t??

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Brazil gains a bit of Redemption from World Cup ouster By Germany

Most of the Olympic Gold medal match was controlled in the mid-field. No one breaks free for the winning goal. I HATE PENALTY KICKS! But  Neymar Jr. Nets the game winner.
NEW BOOK-"Nimmies of Henri" Follow the blog,
A Fr./Amer. child's search for a peaceful
world. Paris is still alive!
This book is 'spot-on' for parenting issues. You and the kids should come away from reading it with a joy and peace for life.
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