Thursday is indoor soccer night. My team played its third game tonight. We had the third slot - 10:30 to 11:15 and needed 2 subs since 2 of our regular players are across the pond this week. We lost our first 2 games 3 - 1 and 2 - 0 but bounced back tonight with a nice 5 - 0 win. Always nice to be out of the bottom in the league and now we can start our march upwards.
We still have an issue with legs this week and need to get into better shape. The 2 week layoff certainly didn't help and neither did all the christmas cakes. As we get tired towards the end of the game we become more defensive and get a little sloppy. We held the line much better tonight but still need improvement.
It didn't help that the wind was blowing and the temperature outside was about 0. The bubble we played in was a little chilly but once the game started no one noticed.
Hats off to Wes who has been out with an injury and came back to score 4 goals and of course we will be mercilessly teasing Rolfie who despite his skills turned into a little screaming girl for 2 seconds - ducked, turned sideways, threw his arms up and one leg to protect himself and let out a little scream (at least that is the story the rest of the team is sticking with). Of course, my eldest daughter (9) would get mad at me for calling Rolfie a little girl - she wore her soccer shirt to school today - said all the girls liked it. It reads "I play like a girl" on the front and "Faster, Stronger, Better" on the back. She has already chosen a new one that she wants available on soccer.com - get it here