Glastonbury's Mark Landers and Wethersfield's Rob Jachym talk about the Glastonbury/Wethersfield boys soccer rivalry before their September 27th CCC clash. Glastonbury prevailed 5-1 to lift their record to 5-1-0. Wethersfield dropped to 4-1-1 with the defeat.
The leaves are beginning to turn. The morning rain was the first beneficial moisture in weeks. The crisp smell of fall is in the air. This is high school soccer season in Connecticut. Tuesday, September 27th was a beautiful day to be a spectator. My journey through Connecticut’s high school soccer leagues starts in the Central CT Conference, CCC. The 33 team super league means that just over 18% of CT public schools play in the CCC. Easily the largest league in the stat
Last spring, I was surprised to see one high school junior among the crowd of returnees at our here’s-what-you-need-to-know-for-next fall meeting. For the past three years, he’d played for a US Soccer Development Academy team. I asked him why he now wanted to play high school soccer. “Everyone in the academy is just out for themselves,” he said. “I want a real team, a community.” He paused. “I travel every weekend. Nobody in school knows who I am. I want to have a real senior
For the first time since 2007, I am not on the sidelines this fall for the CT high school soccer season. Winning the Class M state championship together with my son and his teammates was a storybook ending to that chapter of my coaching career. I enjoyed my ten years at Tolland and wish Mike Caccomo and the boys the best of luck this season. I am looking forward to enjoying the 2016 high school season from a different perspective. In “From the Stands,” I hope to capture som