I will just say this weekend was a “learning experience” Yep, that’s all I am going to say…
A new team and new start. ’02 Boys Black Davidsonville FC. This team is very well put together. The boys play well together, stringing together passes and always playing out of the back. There is a confidence in every player that is refreshing and fun to watch. We have high hopes for this team.
The team took 3rd in last week’s Champions Shootout 2019 down in Williamsburg, VA. Ethan allowed only 1 goal in, in 3 games. 2 clean sheets.
Last game with CSA.
Ethan Durst at the FC Delco Tournament. He had a good set of games with a lot of great stops. Playing his own game is the key to his success. Doing what he’s been taught by his keeper Coach. Coach Edward Brown of Academy One Goalkeeping.
Shots of Ethan as keeper in the President’s Cup Tournament. Ethan had a pretty good game but a LOT of shots on goal were shot on him so he could only stop so many.
“The role of the goalkeeper is never well understood – except by other goalkeepers. Goalkeepers are lonely specialists, put in a position that is mostly a setup for failure. They rarely touch the ball, when they do it they have all the spotlight, saves are expected, and mistakes are very costly. It is the mirror image of strikers, who are always involved, mistakes are expected, and their goals – and even their good misses – are always celebrated…..”
“Why therefore would anybody want to be a goalkeeper? Because it is a beautiful place to be. You see the whole game, you command your defence, and you can save your team. You are in charge… ”
“The modern goalkeeper is the last defender, with the advantage that he can use his hands. As such, he is part of the spine of the team – the keeper, the central defender, the holding midfielder, the playmaker, the striker. The best players must play in the middle, and the keeper is one of them. So goalkeepers need to think both as a player and as a keeper. It is a much more complex task than what the average field player has to accomplish…” Angel Ubide –
Another cold day. I’ll leave it at that.
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Well it’s great to be back at the field again. I would have preferred a little warmer weather for the first game. The boys looked good today with a few “bugs” to work out still.
As always click on the picture below to see the pictures.