Monday, March 19, 2012

What's WSA Winnipeg up to?

There's been a fair bit of search activity to the blog lately regarding WSA Winnipeg and their upcoming season. These searchers will have been largely disappointed, as they've mostly stumbled onto year old news or, if they were lucky, the team's 2012 PDL schedule.

More relevant, and more immediate, are the following two items.

New kit for 2012

No less an authority than Ben Massey of Eighty Six Forever has been raving about the new Mondetta-designed jerseys for the 2012 season.

And with good reason.

The home and away shirts

The jerseys are sharp, stylish, and unlike the jerseys of a certain national team I follow that wears red, have an original and unique design.

I wouldn't expect the kit of a PDL team that only gets a few hundred fans a game to be a big seller, but at least supporters won't have the excuse that the shirts are ugly. Good job.

Friendlies with FC Edmonton

Of more immediate importance are the friendlies for this weekend against newish NASL side FC Edmonton.

There are two matches scheduled: Saturday, March 24th, at 6:00pm at the Indoor Soccer Complex (U of M) and Sunday, March 25th, at 2:00pm at the same location.

The teams also met last year in late March with FC Edmonton coming away with an easy 5-0 victory. Coach Eduardo Badescu is hopeful of a better result this time:
"Last year when we played [FC Edmonton] we didn't really have a team yet." said Coach Badescu. "This year, we have a core group of players returning from last year who know what it takes to play at this level"
Also working in the home side's favour is that the Eddies will be missing several key contributors who are away with the Canada U23 team that is in Nashville attempting to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.

I won't be attending these matches, nor will I attend any WSA matches played indoors, but I am looking forward to the outdoor portion of their schedule.

Also, you can listen to head man Eduardo Badescu in an interview with Red Nation Online's Steve Bottjer. Of note, Badescu says the club aims to join USL Pro or NASL within 2 or 3 years.

1 comment:

Chuck said...

Nice blog! I think you know your sport well!

Good Luck!