Tuesday, November 18, 2008

PCC Has Bye for First Round of Playoffs; Maradona Era Begins Today

PCC men's soccer team will have a bye for the first round of the Souther California playoffs. PCC will have to wait until next Tuesday to play whoever is the winner of the match between L.A. Harbor College and Oxnard College (the game will be this Saturday). PCC's next game will be played at Glendale High School and not at PCC's home stadium because the soccer field does not meet the COA rules for playoffs.
As of now, the team has been given priority to the physical fitness as they have been running for two straight days without practicing with the ball.
PCC Coaches are trying to work on the physical shape of key players such as Edward Orellana, Abbas Said (pictured in right), and James Hernandez. Cherif Zein, team's head coach, has said that "[their] presence on the field will be important."
At one point, Zein should start working with the players' mental game...because it's been very mediocre in the past games. PCC has not played with the winning mentality and they have been depending on long-throw-ins too much.
In order to be champions, PCC will need to show that they can play football, we'll see what happens.

Today will be Maradona's debut as of the Argentina's soccer head coach against Scotland. (Photo Courtesy of Ole)

In other note, Argentina will play against Scotland today for a FIFA day. Expectations are flying high in Argentina as this will be Maradona's first game as the head coach. He has already decided that the first 11 will be: Juan Pablo Carrizo; Javier Zanetti, Martin Demichelis, Gabriel Heinze, Emiliano Papa (a surprise); Maxi Rodriguez, Javier Mascherano, Fernando Gago, Jonas Gutierrez; Carlos Tevez and Ezequiel Lavezzi, who will replace Maradona's son-in-low's (Sergio "Kun" Aguero) position. Aguero had to leave the team yesterday as his wife/Maradona's daughter had complications with her pregnancy.
Lo mejor para el Diego.

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