Tag Archives: soccer

Modell’s Delivers – Two Thumbs Up!

Having been asking me for a while I decided this past would be a good weekend to try and teach my better half how to play soccer (which she picked up expertly!).  As always for sporting goods I figured Modell’s on Wisconsin was the place to go.  And again as always, they were awesomely helpful and I came away with a soccer ball, pump and needle for $22.23.  Not a bad deal, and just wanted to give Modell’s a quick show out – thanks guys!

Bethesda-Chevy Chase win class in Maryland high school girls soccer championship

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School beat Bowie 4-1 at UMBC’s Retriever Stadium last weekend, taking the top spot in Class 4A, in the Maryland high school girls state championship.

Well played girls!  Read who won in the other classes here.

AC Milan Star Shows His Class: Gooch to Play One Year for Free

For those of you who don’t know of him, Oguchialu “Oguchi” Onyewu AKA Gooch is a US Soccer star who currently plays his club soccer for Italian power house AC Milan. Much more significantly for this blog he is a local lad who has made it big.

Gooch grew up a stone’s throw from Bethesda in the Olney/ Silver Spring area and after playing for a couple of years at Clemson headed to Europe to further his career. After signing for AC Milan he sustained a serious injury and has spent most of the last year injured. He is now getting back to full fitness and will be representing Team USA in South Africa at the World Cup starting in mid-June.

Gooch made news today by signing a one year contract extension with AC Milan and deciding to play that additional season for free to make up for the fact that he has not played for his club this past year. The club clearly appreciated it and issued a statement that included the following:

“Onyewu – who has been out for virtually the whole season due to injury, but who at this time is getting ready to face the World Cup adventure in South Africa with his national team – has become a star today with a significant gesture from a personal and professional standpoint.

“Onyewu has requested and obtained a contract extension from June 30, 2012 until June 30, 2013.

“With respect to that year, as was his wish, which has been appreciated by the club, Onyewu has asked not to receive any type of wages.

“This is an exemplary gesture that deserves our sincere congratulations.”

Well done Gooch — you are a class act!

Real Maryland “Meet and Greet”

Haiti United

Heads-up to all Bethesda soccer players and fans:

Real Maryland has named Rock Creek Sports Club as its “official” ground, and plans to conduct a “meet and greet” with the Monarch Professional Players at the club. 

Bethesda Soccer Watching at Harp and Fiddle


Just wanted to share the schedule of games being shown today at the Harp and Fiddle on Cordell Ave. As I mentioned last week it is a super place to have a late lunch and watch these midweek Champions League games and to catch other interesting matches. Today they are showing the defending Champions League holders Barcelona play Stuttgart (same day delay). They are also showing the English Champions Man Utd in their game against West Ham. SO, if you have some time try and check out a match:

Tuesday, February 23rd
2:45 PM Olympiacos FV vs. FC Girondins de Bordeaux Live-UEFA
3:00 PM Man. Utd. vs. West Ham Live
5:00 PM Stuttgart vs. FC Barcelona SDD-UEFA
6:45 PM Man. Utd. vs. West Ham