Sweat FC - Youth 11-13 Soccer Tryouts

Sweat Football Club Youth Soccer Tryouts will be held on March 10th at Parade grounds Caton Park. All players interested in trying out must first fill out player form on our contacts page.

All players must arrive 30 minutes before scheduled time.
Please bring:

  • a soccer ball
  • a white t-shirt
  • dark-colored shorts and socks
  • a water bottle

Players that are considered will be invited to a second tryout during which they will train with the current Sweat F.C team.

Houston Dynamo , Yet to Consider Atlanta United win

HOUSTON – The Houston Dynamo know credit doesn’t often come their way, even after making the Western Conference Championship a season ago.

Most national media, this website included, don’t have the Orange making a return to the playoffs. Some have them finishing as low as 10th in a what surely will be a tightly contested Western Conference. But on Saturday, against a much talked about Atlanta United team that many think could challenge for the MLS Cup, Houston took care of the business and then some in a dominant 4-0 victory.

“Of course, we don’t have the credit with what we do, but we’re not here to receive credit from anyone,” Cabrera said. “We’re here to work and to talk on the field. There [on the field] is where we need to talk. And today was a good day, but it’s only one game out of 34.”

Houston got to "talking" within five minutes of kick off. In the fifth minute, Alberth Elis used his superb speed to get around Atlanta defender Leandro Gonzalez-Pirez and found Andrew Wenger in the box. Elis sent a low cross, which Wenger tapped in for the game’s first goal. The goal was Wenger’s third in a season opener.

From there, the Dynamo would score thrice more before halftime, quieting all the chatter prior to the match about Atlanta's star-studded attack and potential for improving on their promising 2017 expansion season.

Not that the Dynamo weren’t listening.

“Look, we're worried about ourselves,” said goalkeeper Chris Seitz, who was making his Dynamo debut. “They [media] get paid to make their predictions and we get paid to go out there and put results together.”

Houston refuses to consider this game a ‘statement’ win.

“The only statement that will ever be appreciated is if we make the playoffs again. And we just played one of 34 games, and there are 33 more games to go,” Wenger said. “There’s going to be good games and there’s going to be bad games. And that’s how we get through them.”

For Atlanta, there’s no denying this was a bad game. Perhaps the worst in the team’s young existence. Five Stripes head coach Tata Martino put the onus of the loss on the team’s defending.

“A big part of soccer is defending and I think it cost us a lot [to] recover the ball. It cost us a lot in 1-v-1 defending,” Martino said. “On the offensive side of things we probably created as many scoring opportunities as Houston, but on the defensive side, things just weren’t working. And I mean the whole team.”

For the Dynamo, it’s just one game to build on as they aim to prove last season was no fluke. Atlanta, on the other hand, leave Houston with more questions than answers.

Pinho's Super Sub

ORLANDO, Fla. – It can be hard for players to swallow having to start a game on the bench. But sometimes, like in the case of Stefano Pinho making his MLS debut on Saturday for Orlando City, the coach's decision was justified.

Pinho, who entered in the 58th minute for Chris Mueller, scored Orlando’s game-tying goal in the 93rd minute in a 1-1 draw against D.C. United at Orlando City Stadium, after the Lions played with 10 men for almost 50 minutes.

Following the match, Orlando City head coach Jason Kreis opined on the key role the debutant played for the team.

“It’s never about the players that start the game. It’s often times, it’s the players that come off the bench that can really make the difference,” Kreis said. “I think [Pinho] along with the other substitutes that came in had extremely positive impacts on the game, and I couldn’t be more pleased for Stefano because I think he’s a fantastic addition.

“He was probably disappointed not to be able to start tonight, but his contribution off the bench was critical for us. His work rate was fantastic, his running was fantastic and his finish was top notch,” Kreis added.

Before Pinho’s equalizer in stoppage time ever happened, much of the game was surrounded with controversy after two Video Review calls went against Orlando in the first half.

The first occurred in the 19th minute, when Darren Mattocks made a run toward the box, beating Amro Tarek before his cross hit off Will Johnson’s arm. Following a review, it was deemed a penalty.

According to head referee Fotis Bazakos, asked about the play after the game, the play was a handball.

Kreis thought otherwise.

“Initially I thought there would be no way the decision would go against us because from my point of view, it looked like arms were down and any time there’s a ball played back quickly from somebody’s foot to somebody’s arm in the penalty box in what really looks like a pretty non-decisive situation, you really ask yourself the question if it doesn’t hit his hand, where does it go?” said Kreis.

The second Video Review came in the 41st minute, when defender PC was initially issued a yellow card for a foul on D.C. United’s Yamil Asad.

Once again, Bazakos formally reviewed the play and returned to issue PC a straight red card for violent conduct for an arm to Asad’s face. But once more, Kreis did not agree with the decision.

“Really odd situation where I think my player is fouled first, honestly,” said Kreis. “I think he was pushed from the back going on an aerial challenge. Once he gets pushed from the back, he’s just fighting to try to get his balance back and sure an arm is flailing and hit the opponent's head.”

“Interesting decision because the referee deliberates over it for a while, shows a yellow card and then got to deliberate some more to look at video review,” added Kreis “Something about that process seemed a little off for me, but I’m no expert, so we’ll deal with the decisions as they come.”