Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hi everyone! My name is Kyle Pham and I am apart of the English 100 blog group. So my blogs are going to focus mainly around the game of soccer; who plays it, how the game is played, some insights about the game, etc. The reason is due to the fact that soccer is the greatest sport known to man. There is no greater feeling than collectively, with your ten other teammates, putting the ball in the back of your opponents net. It keeps you in shape, for one thing, and it is a fast paced game so there is no stopping for time outs or switching of innings. There are some people who will argue that soccer isn’t a physical sport but those of us who have played it, we know how rough it can be out on the field. I have been playing soccer since I was about five years old so I consider myself a bit knowledgeable about the game. It’s a lot of fun to watch the games with your teammates as well. Unfortunately, it is not one of the more popular games in American sports.  There are those who pretend to say that they know soccer and watch it but these are the people who tune in once every four years for the World Cup. Then we have the occasional girl (or guy depending on your preference) who will jump into a conversation about soccer and bluntly say something like, “OMG. Christiano Ronaldo is so sexy!” Ladies, please keep your comments to yourself. We know he is a good looking guy but at least learn what team he plays for first. That is one of my pet peeves about watching the game. Well, that’s my first blog on soccer. More to come down the road.


  1. True, Cristiano Ronaldo is very good looking. But at least I know he plays for Manchester United!!!

  2. Totally agree with you on the people who pretend to be interested in soccer; it's just annoying. Personally I'm more of an American football guy, but I can't wait to learn more about soccer through your blog though!

  3. You are halfway there, Emily. Cristiano Ronaldo used to play for ManU, but he has been plying his trade at Real Madrid for the last season.

    And a question for Kyle: What teams do you support in Europe and in the MLS?