Sorry for the long delay everyone. We should have the table, results, and leaders all up to date.
Your current goal scoring leader....Mike Prince with 8
City at the top of the table with 11 points.
Ricardo Portillo, 46, died on Saturday after a week spent in a coma following the alleged assault that took place during a game in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Since its inception, the SMSL has strived to provide and maintain soccer league with high competition and quality referees. On occasion, situations arise that cause us, as players, to lose our composure. It is in these instances that referees must take immediate action to resolve and maintain order in an otherwise chaotic situation. We don't always agree with their decisions, but we must respect them.
The SMSL has always maintained a zero-tolerance policy on violence towards referees, whether it be verbal or physical. In light of the recent tragic events involving the life of Ricardo Portillo, we are reminded exactly why we take this position.
Please take a moment next game to thank your refs and pay respect to the family of Ricardo Portillo by respecting all referees. Have a wonderful Mother's Day and we will see you May 19th!
As usual, we had more players than spots available. If you did not get on a team, make sure to sign up for our fall season!!!!!!
Barcelona - Sean Flynn and Drew Wolschlag
Man United - Kenny Ferguson, Steven Njuba, Tobias Kohler
Chelsea - Zach Bell and Ebe Diabo
Bayern - Blair Spencer and Manacho Jorquera
Real Madrid - Tyler Benton and Rustin Meister
Man City - Greg Irwin
See you guys on Sunday!
Greetings fellow footballers from the president of the SMSL, Tom Bundy. For all of you new to the league, welcome. As for all of you veterans, welcome back. Especially to one particular veteran Joe Metz. Joe has accomplished what no other participant has. Joe has played in every season since the leagues inception. I, myself , have missed one or two seasons. If someone else has this claim, I'd sure like to know. Kudos to you Joe for staying active in your enjoyment of soccer. ( Word to the wise: Introduce yourself to him, before he runs into you.)
I know having a bye is a pain, but we are trying to accommodate everyone who wanted to participate. This spring there was enough interest for seven teams. In an effort to increase playing time for all participants we decreased the team size to 16 players. Time will tell if this is a good idea.
We are trying to give you guys the most " bang for your buck"( the best fields and officials ). Speaking of which, if you feel that the officials have done a good job please tell them. Everyone likes to feel appreciated. If you feel like they haven't done a fair job please tell your captian. Try not to badger the officials. They have agreed to do this and are getting paid. We expect professionalism from them and they expect respect from us. Lets keep up our end of the agreement.
Someone else you should make an effort to introduce to is Peter Christofilakis owner-operator of Spartan Sports Park. The captain of Barcelona in the spring league. Their family have been instrumental in supporting the growth of soccer since its infancy in the Springfield area. And that tradition continues at Spartan Sports Park.
I hope everyone enjoys the season. (Injury Free)