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This weekend was the first since early spring, or even longer, for many teams to get back on the pitch against non-Real clubs. Thank you to @ArsenalColorado and @RapidsYouthClub, plus all the associated health departments, jurisdictions, and field operators for enabling these tournaments to go on. After waiting a long time for this. Soccer weekend came back in full force. A few statistics from my family’s experience….

  • Kids – 3
  • Days – 3
  • Tournaments – 2
  • Facilities – 3
  • Miles traveled – 760+
  • Games scheduled – 12
  • Finals appearances – 3
  • Championships – 2
  • Cancelations – 2
  • Games watched from sidelines – 0
  • Family data plans used up – 1

It was unfortunate that air quality concerns cut Arsenal Cup short, but we are thankful for the games we got to play. Safety comes first and we hope our families are not in harms way of the wildfires in our state. Our thoughts are with those that are.

Tournament officials and field personnel did a great job implementing social distancing policies. Hopefully, this is a catalyst for a successful fall season. And, even though parents were relegated to watching from “prime” parking spots or grainy social media feeds, it was great for the kids to get out and play soccer again. This is about them, not us.

Congratulations to each of my daughters’ teams, all other teams, and all that helped make this weekend happen.

Stay safe.

That’s the ’07 Girls National team on the far field. (the 3rd one)