The Gloucester Daily Times: Jeff Lander
June 17, 2012
On Saturday, 12 teams took to Good Harbor Beach to participate in the New England Beach Soccer Cup, that was being held for the first time since 2010. Despite the uncooperative weather to start the day, about 100 people still showed up to either play or watch the event, including a few curious bystanders who were already on the beach. Music was blaring, people were dancing and not even the weather could deter the overall interest or enjoyment in the event. This modified beach soccer version has some interesting modifications that appeal to both fans and players alike.
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The New England Beach Soccer Cup is proud to introduce this year’s Title Sponsor, Jalapeno’s Restaurant. Jalapenos is without a doubt one of the best Mexican restaurants in the region and a gem among local residents. Mike and I head to Jalapenos at least twice a week to enjoy the food, drinks and atmosphere. Most importantly, what sets Jalapenos apart from the rest is the people. Alex, Luis and Jaime are some of the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet and their personality is carried on throughout the entire staff. We could not be happier to have them be a part of the tournament this year and we hope to continue the relationship for many more years.
After the tournament we will all be heading to Jalapenos at 9pm to bring all of the participants and fans together. There, we will announce the individual awards as well as the Championship Trophy to the winning team. We hope to see everyone there for what will be an extraordinary event. Let’s celebrate!
It’s been a wild week in the media for New England Beach Soccer. Following our featured article in The Boston Sunday Globe, we were also featured in our local paper “The Gloucester Daily Times”. I’ve been receiving the times at my doorstep since I was in elementary school and I have come to the realization that no matter how old you get, it is still a special feeling to be mentioned in The Gloucester Daily Times. Give it a read by clicking the link below.
The Gloucester Daily Times: Nick Curcuru
June 7, 2012
There are several unique sporting events in Gloucester that represent the city’s character such as the Greasy Pole and the Blackburn Challenge. City residents Joe LaRocca and Mike Torres are hoping that the New England Beach Soccer Cup can be added to that list in the future.
LaRocca and Torres, 23 and 24 years old respectively and both 2006 Gloucester High School graduates, started the outdoor beach soccer tournament in 2010 as a trial run, and next Saturday, June 16, the tournament will back at Good Harbor Beach (9:00 a.m.) and revamped.
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Noah Curtis and I created this video to provide the participants and fans with an interactive look at the rules of Beach Soccer. Not the easiest rules to understand, but hopefully we did a good enough job explaining them to you. On the top right of your screen you will find the Rules tab which will provide you more in-depth information regarding the laws of the game. Let us know what you think!
Check out the latest episode of The Other Side of the Pond World Football Podcast. This week the guys talk break down the Euro groups and give some predictions on where teams will finish. Check them out on the twitter @tosotpond.