High-res Help CFC Azul choose their new uniforms!
Connecticut Football Club Azul is Connecticut’s Newest Soccer Franchise. They put a great emphasis on the fans and want the supporters to help decide the new CFC uniforms. Check them out on facebook for a chance to voice your own thoughts about the design of their new kits.
Also get a chance to meet the owners at the Inaugural CFC Supporters Club Meet Up at the Extra Time Bar at CFC Arena in Hamden on Thursday, February 2nd. Festivities start at 7pm. The address is listed at 1018 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT. Right next to Quinnipiac University, off Exit 10 on I-91

Help CFC Azul choose their new uniforms!

Connecticut Football Club Azul is Connecticut’s Newest Soccer Franchise. They put a great emphasis on the fans and want the supporters to help decide the new CFC uniforms. Check them out on facebook for a chance to voice your own thoughts about the design of their new kits.

Also get a chance to meet the owners at the Inaugural CFC Supporters Club Meet Up at the Extra Time Bar at CFC Arena in Hamden on Thursday, February 2nd. Festivities start at 7pm. The address is listed at 1018 Sherman Ave, Hamden, CT. Right next to Quinnipiac University, off Exit 10 on I-91

High-res Join us at the first ever supporters club meet up for CFC Azul, Connecticut’s only soccer franchise. It should be a really good chance for locals to meet the people involved at the club and other fans. CFC Azul looks to build from some of the other soccer franchises in the U.S. and considers its fans to be the most important. 
Things to be Discussed at the First Meet Up:
An Official Name for the CFC Azul Supporters Club to be Decided On by Fans
Official Songs for Connecticut FC Azul that are All About Connecticut and Written by You
A Chance to Meet with the Club’s Owner and Staff and Ask Questions about CFC
A Chance to Design and Request T-Shirts and other merchandise to be produced for CFC Azul
An Opportunity to be at an Inaugural Meeting of a Football Club
Most Importantly: an Opportunity to Meet Fans from All Over the State to Talk Football, and Enjoy Soccer
For those of us who love the beautiful game in the U.S. and in Connecticut, we don’t always get the opportunity to talk to people who love the game as much as we do. Here’s your chance to be surrounded by people who know the difference between the Champions League and the World Cup, The Offside Rule and Stoppage Time, Liverpool vs Manchester United, La Liga and Ligue 1. Yes, they know Messi, Rooney & Ronaldo, but can also talk about Silva, Gerrard, Malouda, Lampard, Bale, Modric, Xavi, Iniesta, Schweinsteiger, Gotze, Ozil, Ramos, Pique, Terry, Kompany, Lahm, Mexes, Ibrahimovic, Pato, Sneijder, Milito, and the list goes on and on and on and on….
This is something that can bring all those who love soccer in Connecticut together. The more we build, the bigger the network of fans we’ll be, and the bigger impact we’ll have.
MLS is Connecticut’s Best Chance at a Sustainable Professional Sports Franchise.
It Starts in the USL PDL, and we work our way up from there.
Be There From The Start. - Connecticut Football Club Azul WANTS YOU 
Join Us February 2nd at the CFC Arena in Hamden, from 7pm on into the Night. It’s a chance to meet people who share the same passion as you do and to talk about the sport. It doesn’t get any better than that over a pint of beer. 
Hope to see you all there.

Join us at the first ever supporters club meet up for CFC Azul, Connecticut’s only soccer franchise. It should be a really good chance for locals to meet the people involved at the club and other fans. CFC Azul looks to build from some of the other soccer franchises in the U.S. and considers its fans to be the most important. 

Things to be Discussed at the First Meet Up:

  • An Official Name for the CFC Azul Supporters Club to be Decided On by Fans
  • Official Songs for Connecticut FC Azul that are All About Connecticut and Written by You
  • A Chance to Meet with the Club’s Owner and Staff and Ask Questions about CFC
  • A Chance to Design and Request T-Shirts and other merchandise to be produced for CFC Azul
  • An Opportunity to be at an Inaugural Meeting of a Football Club
  • Most Importantly: an Opportunity to Meet Fans from All Over the State to Talk Football, and Enjoy Soccer

For those of us who love the beautiful game in the U.S. and in Connecticut, we don’t always get the opportunity to talk to people who love the game as much as we do. Here’s your chance to be surrounded by people who know the difference between the Champions League and the World Cup, The Offside Rule and Stoppage Time, Liverpool vs Manchester United, La Liga and Ligue 1. Yes, they know Messi, Rooney & Ronaldo, but can also talk about Silva, Gerrard, Malouda, Lampard, Bale, Modric, Xavi, Iniesta, Schweinsteiger, Gotze, Ozil, Ramos, Pique, Terry, Kompany, Lahm, Mexes, Ibrahimovic, Pato, Sneijder, Milito, and the list goes on and on and on and on….

This is something that can bring all those who love soccer in Connecticut together. The more we build, the bigger the network of fans we’ll be, and the bigger impact we’ll have.

MLS is Connecticut’s Best Chance at a Sustainable Professional Sports Franchise.

It Starts in the USL PDL, and we work our way up from there.

Be There From The Start. - Connecticut Football Club Azul WANTS YOU 

Join Us February 2nd at the CFC Arena in Hamden, from 7pm on into the Night. It’s a chance to meet people who share the same passion as you do and to talk about the sport. It doesn’t get any better than that over a pint of beer

Hope to see you all there.

Come Support Play For Tara - a Football/Soccer Benefit for All Ages & Skills in West Haven, CT for a Family in Need of Our Help

Within days of an accident that left a beloved Connecticut soccer coach and mother of five burned over 50 percent of her body, 40 people gathered at a fellow coach’s home to brainstorm ways to help.

They set up a plan to deliver food to the family every night for two months, while Tara Severino recuperates from the third-degree burns she suffered while burning brush at her mother’s home in June.

A nurse at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Tara’s co-workers have donated their paid time off for her use. Now, as Severino, 46, recovers in the burn unit at Bridgeport Hospital, community members have set up “Play for Tara,” a West Haven Youth Soccer-sponsored all-day tournament to benefit their healing friend.

Anyone she’s met she’s touched, so it’s overwhelming, the support we’ve gotten,” said her husband, Bob Severino. “It’s a tribute to Tara, I guess,”

The tournament, spearheaded by Severino’s friend Krista Pickering and West Haven Youth Soccer coach Joe Morrell, will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m Sunday 7/10/11 at West Haven High School’s Ken Strong Stadium. The entrance fee is $10, and the rain date is July 17. Morrell said the idea for the event, which will have live music and all-day “just for fun” soccer for every age group, was conceived as a way to help a woman who “would do anything for anybody.”

Her house is always open to everybody. … That’s the type of family that they are,” he said. The event centers on Severino’s love of the game; there are no trophies planned, no focus on winning, just an attitude of “everybody come, everybody play,” Morrell said. Severino has four daughters and a son, ages 4-14, and still manages to be “all about giving back to the community,” said Pickering, the boy’s godmother.

That community has “come out of the woodwork” to help the family, Bob said. His wife has undergone five surgeries, and is expected to fully recover after two to three months in the hospital, followed by at-home rehabilitation, he said. She’s “amazed” the doctors with her improved condition, her husband said, adding that he had “all the confidence in the world” that his wife can get through the battle ahead of her.

“It’s going to be a long, arduous healing process but she’s going to get there,” Krista said. “When this happened, everybody’s first reaction was, ‘How horrible, but if anybody can pull through this, it’s her.’ She’s the type of the person who pushes you past what you knew what you could do. … She’s a really strong individual.”

Come out tomorrow, Sunday July 10th (raindate July 17th), at West Haven high school to take part in the events.

There is a $10 fee to Play or Watch: all proceeds will go to Tara’s family, helping to buy food and general living expenses for her 5 children aged 4-14

There will be soccer games going on throughout the day. All ages & skill levels are welcomed and encouraged. Teams will be formed at the stadium so it’s okay to just show up & all teams will also be co-ed so ask any of your friends to come out and play for a good cause.

Live bands, soccer skills contests, games & activities will also be going on throughout the day from 11am - 6pm

Just show up ready to play & have fun, cleats, sneakers, shinguards or not. This is all about supporting a great person & family in need. So please, if you live in Connecticut and you have time, drive down to West Haven and show your support.

Registration

5-8 YEAR OLDS - Registration at 10am, Games played 10:30am - 12:30pm

9-13 YEAR OLDS - Registration at 10am, Games played 10:30am - 12:30pm

High School (14-18 year olds) - Registration at 1pm, Games from 1:30 - 5pm

Adult Games & Open Play - Matches & Kick abouts from 5pm-6pm

Now I know why this guy never got fit. Poor Owen Hargreaves. The only place I’ve ever seen this exercise taken seriously is in that movie Heavyweights (1994) with Ben Stiller & Keenan Thompson. There is no way this would ever help a footballer get back to full fitness, and Owen has my permission to blame the idiot making noise in the background for his dismissal from Man United.