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    Posted May 25, 2014 by
    Watertown, New York
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    WHS Frontier League Soccer Champions -Watertown NY-2013

    "What I do is play soccer, which is what I like"- Lionel Messi.
    My kids couldn't agree more.
    Soccer is in my children's blood. All six of my children (three girls and 3 boys) have played soccer in high school sports. They love the game!
    And I've come to love the game because of their passion.
    In the photos, Matt, Daniel and David Olney show their skills.
    I've played goalie for them to polish their abilities.
    I remain their loudest fan at each of their games.
    My three sons and the Watertown Varsity Soccer team won the Frontier League Championship last fall.
    I have it all in photos and video for them so they can show their kids.
    And of course, we'll be watching the 2014 World Cup which begins on June 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    From NPR- "In France, they call it football; in Latin America and Spain they call it fútbol. The Germans use a slight variation: Fußball or fooseball.

    It makes perfect sense: With the exception of the goalie, a majority of the play involves feet. But in the United States, the game played almost exclusively with hands is called football and the game played almost exclusively with feet is called soccer.

    What’s the deal?

    We turned to Major League Soccer for an explanation. Dan Courtemanche, the league’s spokesman, says the word goes back to the late 1800s. As schools in England set up the modern rules for football that version was called Association Football. Somehow, the ssocia part of the word turned into socca, which turned into soccer."
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