NASL, Div 5, European Captain
After some WordPress issues, I am finally back. I probably will continue to be an infrequent columnist for the next few months, but I suspect once I am in the Twin Cities full-time I will be bringing you regular thoughts on MN United.
Since I’m already talking about MN United, I might as well mention that it looks like I am going to be seeing my second NASL game when the Rowdies visit Minnesota in May. The Rowdies are Freddy Adu’s club and probably the only reason I’m going to convince Wendy to go up to Blaine. Supposedly, Adu is still just 26 (turns 27 soon), so he could still find himself back in the national team picture, though he realistically needs a move to a bigger league this summer. Ibarra made a USMNT appearance on the back of an impressive NASL campaign, but Ibarra hadn’t had his chance in the past. Interestingly though, Ibarra turned 26 in March. The weekend of that game is probably going to be crazy, so no promises on pictures or a post.
Our FIFA 16 club is now 2-1-1 in Division 5 (having been promoted from Div 10). Who knows how high we will make it before we move to FIFA 17 in September. We’ll be looking to play a lot that first weekend so we can get accomplishments before the deck is stacked against us. Mark your calendars.
We now have a European captain, WTC Raekwon 10. He is based in Norway. Still, you should add DarkLiverpool and DougSportazine on XB1 so Evan and I can keep an eye on things. In particular, Wendy will be in China from April 29 to May 14. I suspect I’ll be playing a lot those two weeks, especially the cup weekend.
If you’d like to be a captain of the club, perhaps for Australian/Asian time zones, we’d love to have more people involved. Thanks!