Monday, April 19, 2010

Soccer game

Now that temperatures are a bit warmer, outdoor games can return to the parks. This was a soccer game this weekend in Riverside Park.

4 comments:

Olivier said...

cela fait autant bizarre de voir du soccer aux √Čtats Unis que du Foot Us en France.

The Plainsman said...

Well framed image, Lori! And good question posed by Olivier...the web says: "The Football Association" was formed in London in 1863, (the year of the great schism between rugby and football AKA soccer), and the term "soccer" appeared in England shortly after, being an abbreviation from "Football Association" (from assoc.), "a short, light form" credited to an Oxford student it seems, who preferred versions of words with "er" on the end. Much earlier, when the original rules games became popular in the US, the same name "football" was used for a game similar to in England, which was kept, even as North Americans did not adopt the later no-hands rules of "football". Much later, when football(soccer) began to be played in the US, coaches simply used the older English abbreviated word soccer to distinguish the two. Never knew all that!

Wanda said...

What a great soccer field. Love the white striping..... Let's play ball!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Wow! That's a neat soccer field! Looks so green & like Field Turf instead of grass.