Kevin Hartman Writes Children’s Books

18 08 2008

For real. I always wondered what players did in their off time.  It seems Hartman, goalkeeper of the Kansas City Wizards, wrote a children’s book about, well, goalkeeping. Or rather a farm cat becoming a goalkeeper, but you get the point. The book is “Boots Saves the Day,” (kinda cute play on words) and can be purchased online.  Hartman even gives readings (evidently has done two so far).  I wonder if he got any tips from Bruce Arena before he moved on to his new job about speaking in public. Even now if I have trouble sleeping, I just play a little Arena commentating from a Wizards game and I’m out in 5 minutes.


Kevin Hartman at a recent book signing. The kids say enthralled. Kinda.

Kevin Hartman at a recent book signing. The kids'll say enthralled. Kinda.


Sierra Mist GOW Thoughts

18 08 2008

Another wonderful week of soccer has past, and now we should vote on the Sierra Mist Goal of the Week.  To help those of you who will never watch all videos, I think you should vote for Ricardo Clark.  I’m going to claim that it is just a coincidence that he happens to play for the Dynamo. But here are my thoughts on all of them.

Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew): nod for first goal in this MLS season, but that’s about it.

Jeff Cunningham (FC Dallas): nod for 100th MLS goal, but then he clumsily falls on the goalkeeper.

Ronnie O’Brien (San Jose Earthquakes): One touch over Matt Reis (who I feel is just behind, in my non-biased judgement, the best damn goalkeeper in the league, Pat Onstad) – so not bad

Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo): Beautiful. First of the season. 25 yards out (actually remember being at the game and thinking, what the hell is he doing from way out here…oh…scoring a goal).

Mike Magee (New York Red Bulls): Beats defender in foot race to the ball (good), but not a super exciting shot (no need since he beat the defenders).

Beckham Down on Knives

18 08 2008

According to the BBC, Beckham an other British “footballers” have launched a campaign to decrease knife-related crimes in the UK called It Doesn’t Have to Happen.  Guns have been outlawed; now strides are being made against knives.  I like it.


Stretching Dwayne De Rosario (new career?)

17 08 2008

Dynamo vs Atlante, originally uploaded by William Holtkamp.

At the Dynamo games, Jeff and I think about what we could do to help the team. I feel like I could help them stretch. Really, just for their benefit. And if their shorts slide down a bit and I get flashed, well, I’ll just have to accept that as part of the job.

Dynamo Reserves topple Salt Lake 4-1

17 08 2008

Avenging a previous defeat by the RSL Reserve squad, the Houston Dynamo Reserves beat Salt Lake 4-1 with goals scored by Brown, Wondolowski, and Kpene. It was a hot day, but the Dynamo were hotter. Game shots below.
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Dynamo win, 4-3

17 08 2008

Here’s an excellent recap of last night’s Dynamo victory over RSL from the front office over at Forever Orange.
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The Conclusion: Feilhaber to Denmark

15 08 2008

Well, it’s over…now we know: Benny has signed with Aarhus Denmark. Read the rest of this entry »