Dear Crabby, What do you Think about Women’s Soccer?

Dear Crabby, What do you Think about Women's Soccer? Curious Cat   Dear Curious, I don't. I mean I try not too. For two reasons. One, it's soccer, and two, it's women playing soccer. We didn't have soccer when I was in school - we played real sports - football, baseball, basketball. However, most of my grandchildren play soccer - it's great for them - all that running, back-and-forth, and running, and more running ... it really wears them out. But why watch it? I get it. Most … [Read more...]

Troy Soccer Team Dispatches Adams in 3-1 District Win

Monday’s conditions were more suitable for flying a kite than for soccer. But for sixth-ranked Troy, the end result was just right. Troy, the OAA Red Division, defeated Rochester Adams for the second time in six days, topping the Highlanders, 3-1, in a Division 1 boys soccer pre-district contest. After surrendering a goal in the first minute, the Colts sailed past the Highlanders with three unanswered goals to survive and advance. Troy coach Brian Zawislak’s team lost to Adams 2-0 back … [Read more...]

City of Rochester Hills and the 2010 Major League Soccer Champs

So what do the City of Rochester Hills and the 2010 Major League Soccer Champion Colorado Rapids have in common? The connection isn't as far as one might think. The Colorado Rapids are a charter member of Major League Soccer (MLS) which began in 1996 as part of the commitment by the United States and it's soccer federation's bid for hosting the World Cup in 1994 (soccer's highest tournament between nations). Located in Denver, Colorado and originally owned by Phillip Anshutz, the Rapids first … [Read more...]

Adams’ Quick Strikes lead the Way!

ROCHESTER HILLS — With no clear-cut favorite in the OAA Red Division boys soccer title chase this season, every point will be crucial for those schools entertaining thoughts of capturing the coveted crown. Rochester Adams picked up three of those early-season points over Lake Orion, last year’s league runner-up, on Tuesday, scoring a pair of second-half goals in a 2-0 shutout of the Dragons. Senior Justin Kane had a goal and an assist in a span of 1:08 early in the second half, and that … [Read more...]

Rochester Soccer Stars From 2009 Season!

TYLER LEPPEK, Rochester High- Leppek was called up to the varsity ranks midway through his freshman campaign and he slowly developed into one of the top snipers in the OAA as a senior. Finishing with 14 goals and five assists, Leppek was honored on the D-1 All-State Third Team. “I think Tyler really matured this season,” said coach Chris Purgatori. “He became more confident as the season moved along and he scored some big goals for us. He had five two-goal games and was always somebody that … [Read more...]

Oakland Christian’s Soccer Star- Caleb Stanko

 Auburn Hills Oakland Christian - Ranked among the nation’s top 50 juniors, Stanko should be one of the frontrunners for Mr. Soccer in 2010. A three-time all-state player who was named to the Division 4 first team for the second straight year, Stanko became more of an offensive player this season. Stanko finished with 21 goals and 14 assists for the 17-7-0 Lancers. “Caleb is one of the better juniors in the nation and we asked him to take on a different roll this season because of who we lost … [Read more...]

Rochester Hills Christian Kicks Off Soccer Season

ROCHESTER HILLS — The first taste of high school boys soccer in the area for 2010 will take place Friday. Rochester Hills Christian will play host to the annual Eagles Cup Tournament, a double-elimination tournament featuring six teams. All of the competing teams are not members of the Michigan High School Athletic Association and can begin contests this weekend. “It’s a little different make up of teams this year,” said Rochester Hills Christian head coach Jerry Slota, also the tournament … [Read more...]