Wednesday, June 6, 2007


This weekend I was presented with a special offer as many of you have heard. I was put on loan to the Columbus Crew for a game against the Chicago Fire. I will start however, with what happened during the week leading up to the big weekend.

During the week I was able to work hard to earn a possible starting spot on the team. In practice I tried extra hard to make sure my coach saw a reason why I came to play in Cleveland.

My team also saw our reserve team leave for Haiti this week. I have been praying for a guy on the team who is struggling to find himself. He is hoping God will show him awesome things while down there. I am anxious to see how his life has change while in Haiti. It used to be the richest country in the western hemisphere at one time in history.

My team also went to Harrisburg, PA, which is about five hours away. We played a game on Saturday and I was able to start. I played 75 or 80 minutes and even had an assist. After the game we left to go back to Cleveland and got in around 3:30 am.

I left for the airport at 8:30 in the morning on Sunday to fly to Chicago to play for the Crew. Alissa and I went to the Columbus Crew vs. Chicago game and I had an all access pass to anywhere in the stadium.

Monday morning was the big game. I was not expecting to play a whole bunch. The coach called on me to start. I played the whole game at left back. I thought I played alright but new I could play a whole lot better. After the game the coach asked if I would be interested in coming and practicing with them or basically tryout. I said I would love to - so pray for me that when they watch the game tape they will see that I actually played really well. Oh yeah, Alissa was able to attend the game as well so we have some pictures if you would like to see.

It is amazing how up and down I could feel in just a few weeks. Until next time.


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