Ethan Durst – CSA Eagles 03B vs. FCI REAL BARZA

Good game today and great weather. I thought we would have scored about 14 more goals when we were up two players but we had a slow start. Great job for both goalies for having a clean sheet.

Of course we were hoping Ethan would connect with the back of the net and get a goal but that was not for today.

Ethan Durst @ Virginia Beach Spring Classic

What is there to say but it was COLD, windy, and all around miserable and all us parents were doing were sitting on the side line. Imagine what it must have been like for the boys.

It was a “good” tournament if for nothing else it got the boys back outside and getting used to one another.

My pictures seem to drop off the colder I get or the more frustrated I get.

As always click on the picture to be taken to the galleries.

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Game 4

This picture is not game related but it just makes me happy to see them together.


Ethan Durst – 2017 Williamsburg Columbus day invitational

I am a huge fan of the movie 300 and our boy’s last game reminded me of the scene as the ships smashed into the shores and the Arcadian thought maybe the war was already won:

Daxos: I saw those ships smashed on the rocks. How can this be?
Stelios: We saw but a fraction of the monster that is Xerxes’ army. Daxos: There can be no victory here… why do you smile?
Stelios: Arcadian, I’ve fought countless times, yet I’ve never met an adversary who could offer me what we Spartans call “A Beautiful Death.” I can only hope, with all the world’s warriors gathered against us, there might be one down there who’s up to the task.

Our boys did not face a team that could offer them a challenge until the last game, and they lost. There should be NO shame in that loss at all. They fought beautifully through that game and gave everything they had.  It was great, to me, to see them fight so hard for something they truly wanted.

Great job boys!!!!!  Amy and I had a great weekend too, it was nice to meet and talk with all of you and thank you for making us feel so welcome.

Below is the link to the pictures (click on the photos). I did not charge my battery so the pictures are kind of light this time.

Game 1

Game 3 – Amy and I were sitting amongst the opposing team’s parents and there was a gentleman there watching them (a coach from a younger team) he had no idea who we were there for. EVERY word out of his mouth about the Eagles was a compliment he said to his friend.  “Wow, you do not see this kind of passing from a team this age, they just did 2 one touch balls off of a header and played into open space going for goal. That is amazing.” It went on from there. He did learn we were for the Eagles once he realized my camera kept snapping pictures of Ethan every time the ball came near. That did NOT stop his positive remarks.

Game 4

Ethan Durst – CSA Eagles 03 Boys vs Go Premier Soccer 4 – 1

This was a very physical soccer game on both sides.  Our boys are growing up and the game becomes not just about skill, but about strength. Today was one of those days. The other team was big and not afraid to move us off the ball. Ethan had a great game, only letting one by, which was a great shot that he lost sight of.

Click on the image below for the full gallery of today’s game. If you use my pictures anywhere I only ask that you let everyone know where they came from. I am deciding if I want to do this as a side business. Thanks!!

Ethan Durst 1st game with CSA Eagles 03B

Ethan Durst’s first game with his new team, CSA Eagles 03B. This was a game for the boys to get to know each other and interact without a lot of coaching from the head coach.

Click on the photo below for a gallery of pictures.

The video below shows Ethan getting kicked in the head. This is ALWAYS a scary feeling for a parent. With two goalies this is not the first time we went through this and I have a feeling it will not be the last.

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