Try to stay warm Seattle!
Got back from Arizona on Saturday night after two weeks of training in the desert. Last night had a great time with a few friends at Showbox SODO watching Social D rock the place. Got to say hi to Mike Ness and the band before the gig, nice guys.
Tonight is Valentine’s Day, I have a nice romantic night planned with my wife. All around a good couple days. Back in training on Wednesday.
Don’t do anything tonight that I wouldn’t do Seattle!
Sorry it has been a while since I checked in. Been enjoying some off time with the family! Been great! Went hunting in South Dakota as well!
Heading to Ft Lewis tomorrow to visit some of America’s finest with my sponsor Muscle Milk and then book signing in Lacey for the Mighty Kasey.
Will be back again soon.
I’m writing this update high above what I think is Montana from my comfy seat 18C. At least it’s not a middle seat.
What a long month this is proving to be, with all the games and travel. Back from the great 4-0 win at Columbus, 36 hrs at home and we board a charter flight down to Mexico. What a great effort from the guys to almost be the first US team to win in Mexico. But it wasn’t to be. After all the great work to go 2-0 up, the wheels fell off the bus and we lost the game 3-2. Monterrey is a good team. This result was nothing to hang our heads about except a history making opportunity lost.
Straight after the game we boarded our plan for Chicago. We land, cleared customs, and got to our airport hotel around 4:00am. We woke, got some breakfast and headed into the city to our other hotel. I don’t know if you have ever stayed out at a hotel by Midway airport, but let’s say the guys were happy the rest of our stay in Chicago was in the city. What a great city, I don’t know if it’s my kind of town, but I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time there over the years with the National Team and have always had a good time. Coming away with all three points only makes it more enjoyable.
It was a pretty scrappy game, with both teams needing the points. Chicago maybe a little more desperate than us, but with Kansas City and San Jose both winning three points was huge for us as well. As always we represented with a great contingent of fans. Thanks as always for making your presence so vocal. Your truly are the envy of every soccer fan around the country. Including Timber Army even though they would never admit it.
With four games left, the push for the playoffs is heating up. Six points from these two difficult away game have been huge. Back home now for some home games and we can’t take our foot off the pedal.
See you all soon and stay classy Seattle!
WHO: Sounders FC, Holland America Line and AAA Travel
WHAT: Inaugural Cruise with the Sounders to Mexican Riviera. Join players and fellow supporters in Chalk Talks, autograph sessions, excursions and more
WHEN: Set sail Jan. 8, 2011 from San Diego, CA for 7-day cruise
WHERE: Mexican Riviera to Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas
HOW TO JOIN: Visit SoundersFC.com or Soccer Celebration at Cruise with the Sounders booth or call 1-800-430-9001 and ask for SFC Cruise
So the great run of league games came to an end last night at the hands of the New England Revolution.
Very disappointed, not so much with the lose but how we lost the game. Giving up 3 goals in such a short period of the game. All of this after we took the lead ourselves. No reason to get all negative and rant about the would’ve, could’ve and should’ve of last night. Focus needs to be on how well we have turned the season around and how we can bounce back to ensure that we get ourselves into the playoffs. We are not invincible and if we make the same mistakes we made throughout the game last night this will be difficult. But on the standard we have set over the previous six weeks I am confident that we will be at our best on Thursday against Salt Lake and get the Playoff train back on track.
September is going to be a trying time for the team with so many days on the road and so many miles to travel. But this is what being a pro is all about. Your tired, your sore but you have to find the strength both mentally and physically to get the job done. Easy to hide behind excuses. Gut check time!
See you soon,
On September 7th Seattle Bank will have me at their facility on Queen Anne for an autograph session. Details are below.
Date: Tuesday, September 7th
190 Queen Anne Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109