Here's a brief look back on Pentagon Soccer Club activities over the last year and a look ahead to 2014.Our soccer family continues to grow - as we enter our 38th year we have more than 200 members on this email chain alone, many who play the beautiful game with us in Arlington on a day to day basis and others who stay connected from afar.We thank you all for being part of our family and for upholding the tenets that tie us all together:
The Beautiful Game
Over the course of 2013, we continued our daily noontime pick-up games, took on the Coast Guard HQ/ft McNair team six times, hosted the Donovan Cup in April, held a small game for the visiting International Officers from DRMI, dropped-in for a game at Bolling AFB, participated in the Wounded Warrior Soccer Tournament, and started a series of pick-up games with the DC United front office staff.It was a full year of excellent soccer and wonderful people.
Further Jessica Carpenter chronicled some of out activities in photos and videos - please refer to our website for more details, Media and Photos
Here are key events from 2013:
*23 Dec 13 - Holiday Classic Intra-squad match (wet but enjoyable!)
*18 Nov 13 - USCG 2-1
*30 Oct 13 - USCG 1-3
*25 Sep 13 - USCG 0-2
*20/21 Jul 13 - WWST semifinalist (first ever PSC tournament play) to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Team Red, White and Blue.
*15 Mar DRMI IDMC pick-up
*15 May 13 - USCG 3-5
*25 Apr 13 - UK ACSC 1-1 (Donovan Cup, DC United General Manager, Coaches, and Staff dropped-in)
*3 Apr 13 - USCG 4-2
*20 Feb 13 - Bolling AFB pick-up game at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
*30 Jan 13 - USCG 2-4
*3 DC United Staff pick-up games
Looking ahead to 2014, we plan to continue our games with the Coasties, host our friends from the UK (Donovan Cup in April), participate in the WWST in June, and host ad hoc pick-up games with special guests (i.e., DC United staff) - and continue our daily pick-up play.We also have the opportunity to participate in the DC United Armed Forces Day events in May, and met with their staff to discuss it.
I hope you enjoy this holiday season with your family and friends.For those of you who are members of our armed forces, thank you for your service.