It’s called football not soccer

For those who are getting their football on today. Promoted by Rosi Efthim

The world’s crazed attention has begun to focus on The World Cup, this year in South Africa. Team USA trained in Roberts Stadium at Princeton University. Although the Kearny and Harrison area has historically produced great players, none on Team USA’s roster are currently playing in New Jersey.  Five members – Jozy Altidore, Tim Howard, Ricardo Clark, Michael Bradley, and Edson Buddle – have played here in the past, as well Coach Bob Bradley.

On Saturday we take on our friends across the pond. It will be a tough battle with the Brits, but we have had tough battles with them before.

For people who want to watch local Major League Soccer (whoops football),  the NY Red Bulls are now located at an accessible new arena in Harrison. Throughout Bergen, and many other counties, mid to large size parks are teeming with amateur football games. For people who like to read about sports there is a wonderful novel by Joseph O’Neil: Netherland, in part about football games in our area.    


Comment (1)

  1. vmars

    Soccer is short for Association Football, and is a perfectly valid way of referring to the sport.


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