Saturday, September 29, 2007

CNMI vs FC Arirang

The CNMI Men's Team will play FC Arirang in a friendly exhibition match tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 PM at Ada Field.

Come cheer on your home team!

Hope Solo signs with Taya Talent

Hope Solo, the 5'10" American Keeper (badass), has decided that International Football Glory is not her thing. She'd rather grill hot dogs on the sidelines of the CPA Airport Field with Taya Talent.

Sorry, Brenda, I know you were hoping that she'd play with the pirates next COED season.


Find more Hope Solo pictures HERE.

Friday, September 28, 2007

USA 0: 4 Brazil

The US WNT lost their first game in 51 appearances.

Go to for more info. I am too distraught over this result to write more.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Women's Teams Are Complete

The Women's League just completed 2 boot camps and recruited enough players to form 5 teams. An article in the Tribune announced the teams.

Stay tuned for more information.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

NMIFA Exhibition Match

Come watch the Men take on the Onwell team this Sunday afternoon at 4:00 PM at Ada Field. Week one of tryouts is over. The first round of cuts is going to happen after the game. Come see who makes it and who doesn't.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Women's World Cup update

There is a typhoon hitting Shanghai so some of the times and locations have changed for today and tomorrow.
These are the Saipan dates and times. All games are on channel 6 or 35.
Here is the update:
Thursday 9-20
Norway VS Ghana
China VS New Zealand
Australia Vs Canada PM Brazil VS Denmark

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Women's World Cup Saipan Schedule

Saipan schedule: All games on either channel 35 or 6
9-17 Monday:
10PM Germany Vs Japan
10PM England VS Argentina
9-18 Tuesday:
10 PM Nigeria VS USA
10 PM North Korea and Sweden
9-19 Wednesday
7PM Norway VS Ghana
7PM Australia VS Canada
10PM China Vs New Zealand
10 PM Brazil Vs Denmark
9-22 Saturday: Quarterfinals begin first game at 7 second game at 10.

Team points before going into these games
3 pts for a win, 1 pt for a tie, and no points for a loss
Group A
Germany 4 pts
Japan 4pts
England 2 pts
Argentina 0 pts

Group B
North Korea 4 pts
USA 4 pts
Nigeria 1 pt
Sweden 1 pt

Group C
Australia 4 pts
Norway 4 pts
Canada 3 pts
Ghana 0 pts

Group D
Brazil 6 pts
Denmark 3 pts
hina 3 pts
New Zealand 0 Pts

Only the 1st and 2nd place teams from each group progress to quarter finals. Come on USA!!! We need some GOOOOOOOALS!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007

I didn't puke

Consecutive Days without Angelo puking: 1

What can I say? I'm known for leaving everything on the field.

Day 1 of tryouts is done. 21 guys came out for the team, including one middle school student, two high school students, and two guys in their twenties (the other Pete and me). Everyone else is 30 and above.

We did a short warm up with some stretching.

Then we did some dribbling and passing drills.

Then Fujita led us in two drills. We played two different 4 vs 4 games.

Then we had five trips through the tunnel of love.

Then it was dark and practice ended.

I'd forgotten how tiring soccer practice can be...and I feel fat...and I miss my legs from 10 years ago.

We have two more tryouts this week on Thursday and Friday. We have Tuesday and Wednesday to rest, but I'll be jogging with David for about 3 miles each morning.

I don't feel as hurt as I did when we did this in February...but we haven't had our fitness test yet.

Here's to dropping 20 lbs by Friday!

Great Opportunity!


Lectures and Field Session

Clinician: Fujita-San of the Japan Football Association

Date: Saturday, September 22nd, 10:30 AM – Noon (Lecture)

Saturday, September 22nd, 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Lecture)

Saturday, September 22nd, 4:00 – 5:30 PM (Field)

Location: Lectures – Fiesta Hotel

Field – ADA

Materials: Writing Material and Playing Clothes

Cost: Free

Contact: Jason Higgins, 235-0173


I attended the one held this past weekend-- it was great! Take advantage of this opportunity.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Last Day to Register for the women's league!

The last day to register for the Womens league is this coming Saturday from 8-10! We will be at the Airport field. The cost is $35.00. Come on out and bring a friend! Tell everyone you know!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

NMIFA National Team Tryouts

Here we go again. NMIFA National Team tryouts begin on Monday. Here's the schedule:

Monday, September 17, 5-7
Thursday, September 20, 5-7
Friday, September 21, 5-7

Exhibition game against Onwell on Sunday, September 23 at 4:00 PM. First cuts will be made after the game.

Monday, September 24, 5-7
Thursday, September 27, 5-7
Friday, September 28, 5-7

Once the team is chosen, there will be exhibition games against local clubs every Sunday in October.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Saturday...women's soccer league begins!

Ladies just a reminder to get all your friends together and come play some soccer!

There are only 2 days of registration
Saturday the 15th and
Saturday the 22nd
8-10 AM
During Boot Camp! Come one come all!!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Women's World Cup

Anyone know the schedule for Saipan times and stations?

Friday, September 7, 2007

Boot Camp for Women coming September 15th!

Come get your kicks! The recreational women's Soccer Season begins September 15th!! It's no problem if you have never player before! We'll teach you! Everyone is guaranteed to make the team. Come see why 80 women on Saipan came out to the field each weekend!

Boot Camp is on
September 15th 8-10 AM at Airport Field
September 22nd 8-10 AM at Airport Field

You must register for the season at that time and location.
The cost for registration is $33.00

Mark your Calendars and Bring a friend!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

More Recruits

Fuller wants Zizou for LA Galaxy

HAVING planted David Beckham at LA Galaxy, super-agent Simon Fuller is now trying to persuade football legend Zinedine Zidane out of retirement to join his former Real Madrid team-mate in the US soccer team. Fuller, who brokered Beckham's $10m-a-year deal, has made a similar offer to the controversial French star, who was sent off in the World Cup final for head-butting Italy's Marco Materazzi.

While Galaxy insiders say Zidane is playing hard to get, if anyone can coax him into signing the deal it is Fuller: after orchestrating the Spice Girls and creating Pop Idol, the multi-millionaire agent-manager is used to having his own way.


Zidane, if the Galaxy do not work out, please consider joining your former Teammate, David Beckham, on Taya Talent, Saipan's #1 up and coming COED Football Team.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

World Cup Tickets For Sale

I have two World Cup Ticket for sale. My daughter was going to go but is worried about missing too much school (good girl). We are selling her ticket at cost.

The first one is Match 30 which is a semi final match on September 27th in Hangzhou Dragon Stadium Lower section 9 East row 22 seat 16 Ticket was $40 shipping was $16 Cost with shipping: $56.00

The second one is for 3rd/4th place, the final, and the closing ceremony in Shanghai.
Seating is lower section 10, row 11 seat 42 Cost was $66 shipping was $16 cost with shipping: $82.00

email me at First come first serve.

An Open Letter to David Beckham

Dear Mr. Beckham,

Taya Talent recently ended our 2007 Summer COED Football Season with a 0-6-2 record. That's right, we didn't win a damn game.

As we enter the off season, we are looking to build our team for next year. We are interested in recruiting you for our team.

I understand that you just busted your knee; that's OK. You are probably still faster on one leg than most of our team is with two "healthy" legs.

I also understand that you are contracted to make about $250 million this year. I can't offer you that much, but we usually grill up some sausage after each game. I'll make sure you have first dibs. I can also promise you 3% of the revenue from Taya Talent jersey sales.

If you are interested in entering into contract negotiations, please have your agent contact the NMIFA COED


Tuesday, September 4, 2007

COED Mixup Tournament

To end the first COED season, we are going to do the following:

What: COED Mixup Tournament and post game BBQ
Where: CPA Airport Field
When: This Saturday, September 8 from 8 AM - 2 PM
Who: Coed teams and anybody else who wants to join in

The idea of the mixup is that every player would bring their uniform to the field at 8 AM. Registration fee is $1, just to cover the cost of ice and charcoal. Everyone throws their jersey into a box (there will be a box for men and a box for women, we'll take turns), and then we take turns picking a shirt. The shirt you pick is the team you are on. Hopefully the teams will get "mixed up."

Games will have two 25 minute halves, with a 5 minute half with the refereees coming from the other teams (the ones not playing in that game).


8:00 Registration and Mixup of teams
9:00 team 1 vs team 4
10:10 team 2 vs team 3
11:20 consolation game
12:30 final game

Potluck BBQ to follow final game, but we'll start cooking as soon as the final game starts.

If someone who did not play in the league wants to play in the tournament the cost is $5, to cover hot dogs, etc.

You do not need to RSVP, but please let angelo know if you are coming. His email is angelovillagomez at gmail dot com.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Referees Needed!

Set aside this date on your calendars, more information coming soon

Northern Mariana Islands Football Association (NMIFA)Referee Clinic

Learn the Laws of the Game and how to apply them with fairness, firmness, and fitness.

Weekend of Sept. 14-16 (dates and time to be announced)

Classroom and field training. No experience necessary. Some knowledge of the game helpful. High school and college students welcomed.

Men's Goal Leaders

Masa Otsuka of Inter led the Men's league in goals this season with 8, followed by Arkie Reusora, also of Inter, with 4. There was a 5 way tie for third. Jetsada Phonsujit, Jeeraphong Thoensaket, and Ben Wood of Independants, Jahangir Hossein of Bangladeshi Sports Club, and Choi Yoon Won of FC Arirang all had 3 goals each.

Here is the full list:

* 8 Masa Otsuka (FI)
* 4 Arkie Reusora (FI)
* 3 Jetsada Phonsujit (WB)
* 3 Jeeraphong Thoensaket (WB)
* 3 Jahangir Hossein (BSC)
* 3 Choi Yoon Won (FCA)
* 3 Ben Wood (WB)
* 2 Surendra Ale (BSC)
* 2 Sun Sik Jang (FCA)
* 2 Seung Bak Kim (FCA)
* 2 Peter Houk (FI)
* 2 Kanghyin Shin (PTI)
* 1 Zhu Song Gen (FI)
* 1 Tej Gurung (PTI)
* 1 Steve McKagan (WB)
* 1 Li Yong Lie (BSC)
* 1 Li Dong Ri (BSC)
* 1 Koichiro Nakamura (FI)
* 1 Kim Min Ki (FCA)
* 1 John Duenas (FI)
* 1 Jason Schroeder (WB)
* 1 Eui Suk Ko (FCA)
* 1 Dave Duenas (FI)
* 1 Chris Guerrero (FI)
* 1 Chong Koo Gil (FCA)
* 1 Bir Tamang (PTI)
* 1 Amrit Limbu (PTI)


FC Arirang continued to impress in the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association Men's Summer League as they completed the regular season with a sharp, 4 to 1, victory over a stubborn PTI. The victory secures the Korean squad a place in the Tapachao Derby Championship match next weekend against unbeaten Fiesta Inter.

In the other match this past Sunday at the Oleai Sports Complex, the Banglasdeshi Sports Club and Wild Bill's were dead even in the heat with a 3 to 3 draw.

Leading the way for FC Arirang was Yoon Won Choi who garnered a pair of goals to compliment solo strikes by veteran Seung Baeg Kim and Sun Sik Jang. Bir Tamang had the lone score for PTI. Henry Yang went the distance in the goal for FC Arirang.

Wild Bill's continued to improve with a hatrick from Jeeraphong Thoensaket. BSC benefited from two strikes by Surendra Ale and an own goal. The tie pushes Wild Bill's into third place by virtue of goal differential on the season over BSC.

Wild Bill's and BSC will meet in the consolation match next Sunday at 2 PM at Oleai Sports Complex. The Tapachao Derby Championship match featuring Fiesta Inter and FC Arirang will kick off at 4 PM.

In the event of a draw during regulation in the Tapachao Derby Championship Match, the squads will play a ten minute Golden Goal period. If the score is still knotted, the teams will proceed to penalty kicks to determine the champion.

Traditionally, a derby is a rivalry between local clubs with some of the most famous being Manchester United and Manchester City in the English Premier League as well as AC Milan and Inter Milan in Serie A in Italy.