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Day 7, London

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Today we traveled only 8 miles away to play Wimbledon. We watched the U13’s play the Wimbledon U13 National Champions. Our U13’s did well, but lost. We played next. Patrick started at Right Back, moved to Right Wing and then for just a bit towards the end played Center Mid. It was a VERY hard game with us loosing 0 to 8. In the second half the other team put in three of their U13 National Champion players. We were already down by 6 or so when they did this. I don’t quite understand the English sometimes. The boys were pretty down, but not for long because Jarrod Williams was taking Patrick, Zack, and Connor to the ManU vs Chelsea game. They said they had a blast. They were all hoarse from yelling and singing. ManU won.

While the boys were at the ManU game, Cari and I went to Hampton Court Palace (http://www.hrp.org.uk/hamptoncourtpalace/). It was an amazing place. We ate up everything Henry VIII! I highly recommend it. We came home, ate dinner and tried to go to bed early. We are all exhausted keeping up with our busy schedule.

Day Two, Chester England

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Cari and I woke up early and went on a jog around the Roman City Walls. It was beautiful. We saw all the towers, the oldest horse race course in the country, a Roman amphitheartre, the 1,000 year old cathedral and a portion of the medieval castle. We of course stopped off at the medieval Starbucks on the way back to campus.

After a fortifying breakfast of blandness, we all hopped on the awaiting coaches and went to Manchester, England to tour Old Trafford Stadium, home of the legendary Manchester United football team. The pitch (field) was amazing–so green and perfect. We visited the players lounge and even went into the players changing room (locker room with no lockers). The tour guide let me peek into the roped off shower room. Unfortunately, no players were there. The tour ended in the mega ManU store where it felt like we spent hours and lots of Peter’s money.

Once we got back to the university, the boys had another training session then dinner. Some parents took the opportunity to go into town during this training session and hunt down some food with flavor. We were semi successful…better then dorm food, but still English.

The boys finished off the evening messing around on the fields with teammates. They are starting to bond, loosening up and having a ton of fun. It’s fun to watch Patrick with his new freedom of having his own room with key, getting himself ready for training and going to meals on his own. Tomorrow is their first game. Let the game begin!

Bloggin in the UK

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I’m a very lucky parent. My oldest, Patrick, who is 11, was offered a spot on a SuperClubs team to travel to England and play soccer…or should I say football. My sister, Cari,  is also going with my nephew, Zack, who is playing with an older SuperClubs team.

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We start off in Chester, England:  http://www.chester.com/visitchester/aboutchester/. Then end in London. For you soccer fanatics, we will get to tour Old Trafford (http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={0C8FD46D-122A-4FE2-B1A4-BA953BCC1600}), the legendary home of Manchester United and then play against Tottenham, Birmingham, Charlton Athletic, Blackburn Rovers, Reading and other youth teams.

Strap on your boots and shin guards, it’s going to be a wild, wacky, whimsical ride across the pond! Cheerio!

Weather in the UK: http://weather.yahoo.com/regional/UKXX.html