Monday, January 17, 2022

2020 - Megan Rapinoe - Clif Bar

Megan Rapinoe is featured prominently on the current boxes of Clif Bar's Chocolate Chip bars.

Each of version of the Clif Bar features a Clif Athlete from various sport fields, including tennis, rock climbing, surfing, etc...


Saturday, September 21, 2019

1928 Play Soccer game

I came across this "Play Soccer" game at the Lake George Historical Association and Museum  290 Canada Street. The "Play Soccer Game" was invented in England. This game on display in the Museum was produced in New York City by the Chester-Pollard Game Company. Prior to being donated to the museum, the game stood outside the Kurosaka's Bazaar located in Lake George Village. The game was donated to the museum by the Kurosaka family.

Lake George Historical Association

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019

2019 - MLS - Post Cereals

Chips Ahoy! cereal featuring the same plays as seen on other packages

2019 - MLS - Post Cereals

Honey Comb

Bradley Wright-Phillips issued with cards found on other boxes (Ramirez, Ruidiaz and Zusi)

2019 - MLS - Post Cereals

Golden Crisp

Jonathan Osorio with cards issued on other boxes (Ibrahimovic, Quintero and Busio)

2019- MLS - Post Cereals

Honey Bunches of Oats - with Strawberries

2019 - MLS - Post Cereals

Honey Bunches of Oats - Honey Roasted

Post Cereals, MLS and Tops have teamed up to offer MLS trading cards on the backs of specially marked packages of Post Cereals
4-cards per package

Sunday, May 26, 2019

2019 Sky Blue FC

2019.05.25 Yurcak Field, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Sky Blue faced the Portland Torns. Both teams were missing their National Team Members who are getting ready for the start of the FIFA Women's World Cup, which starts on June 7 in France. 
Sky Blue was without Carli Lloyd (USA) Kailen Sheridan (Canada) Estelle Johnson (Cameroon) and the Thorns were missing Tobin Heath, Adrianna Franch, Emily Sonnett, Lindsay Horan (USA), Christin Sinclair (Canada) Andressa (Brazil) Caitlin Ford, Ellie Carpenter (Australia)

Portland won the game on a Margaret Purce goal in the 69 minute. Although possession was 51-49 in favor of the Thorns, Sky Blue had difficulty setting up an offense was they were outshot 7-1

One of the nice things about attending a small venue to watch these games, was the entrance of Portland Thorns' Madison Pogarch, who is a Rutgers Student, into her first professional game. Her family was sitting a few rows in front of us. A proud moment
Mini-poster and game program
Caprice Dydasco, Jen Hoy, Naho Kawasumi

Sunday, April 21, 2019

2019 Sky Blue FC v Houston Dash, Yurcak Field, Rutgers

20190420 Sky Blue FC v Houston Dash
Yurcak Field, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

I have not been to a game in a while, so it was nice to get out and see some live action.
Although Sky Blue was the team we were rooting for, it was easy to see that Houston was the stronger team. If it weren't for the exceptional play in goal by Kailen Sheridan, this game could have been a blow-out. The 1-0 score does not give credit to the Dash's efforts. 
The passing accuracy of 68% for Sky Blue was evident by soft passes that did not make their intended mark, throughout the game. Sky Blue did  have a better second half when they finally challenged the Dash keeper.
The Houston goal was scored by Sofia Huerta.
Magnetic schedule game-day promo
A nice surprise was the game-day program, which was handed out free to attendees. It was a simple design of a 17x11 folded paper, which when unfolded provides both team lineups and a nice mini-poster of Imani Dorsey, Raquel Rodriguez and Sarah Killion.
Carli Lloyd as on the cover

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

1984 Olympic Soccer

Pinback button
Lapel pins
maximum card featuring the 1984 Olympic Soccer stamp art, by Bob Peak
various first day covers: Artcraft PCS, Artmaster, Colorano silk, Fleetwood, LA Olympic Organizing Committee
commemorative medallion