First of all, no matter where your journey begins, you will need a loooot of patience. Maybe even some food for the way. McAllen is close to the Mexican border, only about a 15 minute drive away, to be exact. If you don't live in Texas, you should probably fly into McAllen International Airport. Don't be … Continue reading How to Get to the University of Texas Rio Grand Valley
Well, it was a good one. I played both games, against UMKC on Friday and Air Force Academy on Sunday. I had my first shutout of the season. We won 2:0 against UMKC. The only reason why it wasn't perfect is because we, despite numerous clear goal-scoring opportunities, couldn't overcome the Air Force Falcons on … Continue reading Here’s to an Almost Perfect Weekend
If we could combine the second halves of last weekend's games and make them a full 90, we would beat most teams in this country, no doubt about it. Unfortunately, that's not how soccer works. Plying well for 45 minutes isn't enough, when you made preventable, childish mistakes before. That's exactly what happened to us during … Continue reading Playing Well for Only 45 Minutes Can’t Win the Game (x2)
Every once in a while, you come across people who simply amaze you. I’m talking about the ones that astound you in a good way. The ones you talk to for a couple minutes before realizing that pretty much every word they say is so true, so applicable to your own life. Those people leave … Continue reading Dare Greatly and You Will Do Great Things!
UNLV's goalkeeper Richard Garness is the Western Athletic Conference "defensive player of the week." Let me tell you how you become "defensive player of the week" if you are a goalkeeper: you get a shutout. That's exactly what he did against us on Friday, making a career-high eight great saves for his team. The only goal … Continue reading Loss vs. UNLV, Stunning Win Over GCU
Three weeks ago, I got to sit down with Mark Rohan, a professional hand cyclist, who has been in a wheel chair ever since a tragic motorcycle accident in 2001. Mark has been part of the SJSU men's soccer coaching stuff for the last six weeks and assisted with nutrition workshops and mental coaching. At … Continue reading Mark Rohan – Giving Up Was Not an Option
We have the first two-game weekend in conference play ahead of us, facing the UNLV Rebels on Friday and the GCU Antelopes on Sunday. After a successful start with the 2-1 win at Incarnate Word, we are looking to add six more points to the table this weekend. UNLV comes to San Jose with a … Continue reading First Two-Game Weekend in Conference Play