Sunday, July 1, 2012

Follow M99 Green Blogging from Spain

Follow Coach Matthew Olson, Coach Alex Jessup and M99 parents as they document M99 Green's soccer adventure in Spain

Congratulations ECFC M99 Green, semi finalists of the Copa Catalunya

Eli Holmes: Here's the link to the tournament website results and schedule

Coach Alex Jessup: Our team finished in 4th place. Really good job especially considering they were playing older and much bigger teams than us. Last night in Barça before I head off to Milan in the morning (July 5)

Coach Matthew Olson: After 4 days of play in the Spain Copa Catalunya soccer tourney, we have made it to the semi-finals vs an very tall, mature looking Italian to the field. Near Santa Susana, Catalonia (July 5)

Miron Washington: ECFC advances to semi-final. With 2-1 over USA Wa, Dc. Semi final match on Fri. against formidable undefeated team from Italy. Go ECFC!  Near Palafolls, Catalonia (July 4)

Marion Washington: Tourny Day 3. A fierce battle against team Italy started today. Despite super suspect referee'ng, which, included 4 ECFC yellow cards, the boys prevailed- 1-0. Advancing to qtr finals as the #2 team from A bracket. Fittingly, on the 4th, we play another USA team from Washington DC. Qtr final match in 30min.

Miron Washington: Photos from tourny day 2. 1st game was loss to Poland 3-2. We were fleet of foot, but, gave up 3-5" per player! Game 2. Dominated 5-0 win against Italy. 3rd place team in bracket. Go ECFC! Near Palafolls, Catalonia  (July 3)
Coach Matthew: Played a team from France today...down 0-1 at half and ran out of legs to lose 0-3. We actually outplayed our opponent but soccer can be tough like that... 80's temp with warmups on a side gravel parking lot due to rains and wet field... Alas, 90's and radiant Mediterranean sun expected tomorrow with 9:30 and 11:30 am double header.... (July 2)

Miron Washington: Game Day 1. 3-0 loss to team from Italy. Boys had several shots on goal, and great saves to stay in the mix. (July 2)
Coach Matthew: Kids going crazy while watching the 10:30 pm Euro Cup final!! Barca is subdued with minimal outward celebration being the 'Texas' of Spain/anti-Madrid gov, however, fireworks going off all around and our players joining in by running up and down the sidewalks outside our restaurant after each of the 4 Spain goals over Italy.
Santa Susana, Catalonia (July 1)

Miron Washington: Amazing day for ECFC B99 here in Barcelona. From Camp Nou experience, to checking out Gaudi art on Las Rambles, practicing in the rain, and watching Spain go to work. They're ready to bring it! Go ECFC! (July 1)

Coach Matthew: Trip into Barcelona for the Camp Nou stadium tour... (July 1)!/pages/Santa-Susana-Cataluna-Spain/106377962728145

Coach Matthew: Managed to stay up 30 hours with players and parents after landing at 9:30 am into Barcelona airport. We are staying an hour north of the city. Played beach soccer and swam in the Med Sea before dinner. Hot and humid.... (June 30)

Coach Alex: The intrepid Emerald City FC M99 Green team is preparing to depart for Barcelona to compete in the Copa Catalunya! — at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac). (June 28)

Coach Matthew: Less than 48 hours before the Emerald City FC BU13 '99 team heads to Spain to play in the Copa Catalunya Tournament in Barcelona...stay tuned for future blogs. (June 27, Seattle,WA)