Saturday, November 7, 2015

You Decide: Rosevelt SC 2015-2016 Scarf Design


Our club was given ten possible scarf designs by a scarf-manufacturer, and we've whittled down those initial designs to a final three. Now it's your turn to decide which scarf our club should buy and sell during the 2015-2016 season. 

The designs are in the image above, and all you need to do is vote for your favorite in the poll on the right. The poll will close Sunday, November 15 at 11:59p, so be sure to have your say!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Game recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Drop Region 1 Opener

The Rosevelt Soccer Club U18s lost 8-0 to Montgomery United (PA) in both teams' opening game in the U.S. Region 1 Championships in Barboursville, West Virginia.

Montgomery United, the 14th ranked team in the country, pounced on Rosevelt SC from the get-go and took a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes of the game. After going into halftime trailing 6-0, Rosevelt SC settled a bit and conceded only a couple goals in the second half.

Goalkeeper D.J. Henrikson (2016) made 13 saves for Rosevelt, including several outstanding stops and a saved penalty kick in the 14th minute.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
MONU- 8 (8 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 35%
MONU- 65%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 248
MONU- 575

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 53%
MONU- 73%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 39
MONU- 65

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 7
MONU- 41

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 2 (0 inside 18 yards)
MONU- 21 (15 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 13
MONU- 2

Fouls
ROSE- 5 (4 inside defensive half)
MONU- 3 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 1
MONU- 2

Offsides
ROSE-2
MONU- 5

Cautions
ROSE- 1
MONU- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
MONU- 0

Scoring Summary:
MONU- 3'
MONU- 6'
MONU- 16'
MONU- 35'
MONU- 41'
MONU- 43'
MONU- 63'
MONU- 65'

Caution Summary:
ROSE- Freeman, 14'

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

3 Reasons to Join RSC

(In the days leading up to our evaluation sessions for the 2015-2016 season, we will be writing three posts about why a youth soccer player in southern Maine should join the Rosevelt Soccer Club.

For more information about our 2015-2016 player evaluations, see here.)

1. We offer our players opportunities to play against quality teams and players. 

If you're reading this post any time Wednesday (6/24), our U18 team's players, coaches, and families are probably still on the road traveling to Barboursville, West Virginia to participate in the 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships. On our schedule are the #14 and #15 teams in the U.S.

Despite our lower registration costs and smaller footprint, our club still offers our players great opportunities to play against top-level talent. Not only is our U18 team representing Maine in the competition against some of the best teams and players on the east coast, but our two other teams this year came pretty close to qualifying for regionals themselves. Our U13 team narrowly lost a best-of-three series in their age group final, and our U16 team fell short qualifying for their age group's final on a goal-differential tie-breaker.

To be sure, our U18 team's expectations are tempered heading into this upcoming tournament. But we will undoubtedly return better players, better coaches, and a better club. And those are the reasons for our existence in the first place.

Oh, and if you want to track our U18 team's experience in West Virginia, follow our Twitter account: https://twitter.com/RoseveltSC. We'll be posting frequent updates of our players' on-field and off-field experiences using the hashtag #RosieWV.

Game Recap: RSC 18s Tie Shorthanded Seacoast United

The Rosevelt Soccer Club U18s tied an under-manned Seacoast United 2-2 in a 60-minute game Sunday in the team's final game at the Summer Coastal Challenge.

Playing with a two-man advantage, Rosevelt SC scored in the twelfth minute when Noor Abdulabas ('17) scored on a pass from Shammah Gahomera ('17). Seacoast answered back eight minutes later. Gahomera converted a Sajjad Abdulabas ('17) pass to put RSC up 2-1 in the 36th minute, but Seacoast scored a game-tying penalty kick with six minutes remaining in the game.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2 (2 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 2 (2 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 67%
SCST- 33%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 319
SCST- 95

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 65%
SCST- 36%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 45
SCST- 9

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 11
SCST- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 4 (2 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 3 (2 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 1
SCST- 2

Fouls
ROSE- 4 (2 inside defensive half)
SCST- 6 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 2
SCST- 2

Offsides
ROSE- 1
SCST- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 0
SCST- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SCST- 0

Scoring Summary:
ROSE- N. Abdulabas (Gahomera), 12'
SCST- 20'
ROSE- Gahomera (S. Abdulabas), 36'
SCST- 54'

Sunday, June 21, 2015

3 Reasons to Join RSC

(In the days leading up to our first player evaluation session for the 2015-2016 season, we will be writing three posts about why a youth soccer player in southern Maine should join the Rosevelt Soccer Club.

For more information about our 2015-2016 player evaluations, see here.)

2. Our program costs only $855, and we offer convenient training and playing locations.

Opportunities for our players to develop their soccer talents shouldn't have to cost thousands of dollars, and families shouldn't have to travel beyond Maine's borders to play most of its games.

That's why our club has a $750 registration fee, with new players purchasing two of our Under Armour uniforms for $105. And that's why we play most of our games within Maine, and have located all of our training sessions in the Greater Portland area. We offer quality programming, while keeping our members' wallets thicker and their odometers lower.


Game Recap: Rosevelt SC 18s Dropped by Seacoast United

The Rosevelt Soccer Club U18s lost to Seacoast United 4-0 yesterday afternoon in a 60-minute game at the Seacoast United Coastal Summer Challenge at Bowdoin College.

Seacoast United struck quickly with a goal in the first minute, and tacked on a 14th minute goal in the and a converted penalty kick in the 28th minute to take a 3-0 lead at halftime. The second half remained scoreless until Seacoast closed the scoring with a second converted penalty kick in the 55th minute.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 4 (4 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 50%
SCST- 50%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 240
SCST- 229

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 56%
SCST- 54%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 29
SCST- 33

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 12
SCST- 14

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 6 (5 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 2
SCST- 0

Fouls
ROSE- 5 (4 inside defensive half)
SCST- 4 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 0
SCST- 2

Offsides
ROSE-0
SCST- 2

Cautions
ROSE- 0
SCST- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SCST- 0

Scoring Summary:
SCST- 1'
SCST- 14'
SCST- 28'
SCST- 55'

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Lose to GPS Maine

The Rosevelt Soccer Club U18s lost to Global Premier Soccer (GPS) Maine 2-1 yesterday afternoon in a 60-minute game at the Seacoast United Coastal Summer Challenge at Bowdoin College.

After a scoreless first half, GPS Maine scored back-to-back goals in the 36th and the 37th minutes to take a 2-0 lead. Rosevelt's Omar Mohammad scored in the 56th minute, but Rosevelt SC was unable to fully claw back.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 1 (0 inside 18 yards)
GPSM- 2 (2 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 56%
GPSM- 44%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 225
GPSM- 138

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 53%
GPSM- 40%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 30
GPSM- 17

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 8
GPSM- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 6 (0 inside 18 yards)
GPSM- 6 (3 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 4
GPSM- 5

Fouls
ROSE- 7 (4 inside defensive half)
GPSM- 6 (3 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 3
GPSM- 2

Offsides
ROSE-1
GPSM- 0

Cautions
ROSE- 0
GPSM- 1

Ejections
ROSE- 0
GPSM- 0

Scoring Summary:
GPSM- 36'
GPSM- 37'
ROSE- Mohammad, 56'

Friday, June 19, 2015

3 Reasons to Join RSC

(In the days leading up to our first player evaluation session for the 2015-2016 season, we will be writing three posts about why a youth soccer player in southern Maine should join the Rosevelt Soccer Club.

For more information about our 2015-2016 player evaluations, see here.)

3. We provide great opportunities for individual and team development.   

Each of our qualified head coaches and assistant coaches are responsible for coaching only one team, and our team rosters are capped at 18 players to ensure each of our players is ensured individualized attention from our coaches and ample playing opportunities in our training sessions and games.

Our 2014-2015 U18 Boys team also piloted the creation of individual player pages that will help our players track their personal progress in skill assessments and fitness assessments. And our U18 Boys team also used software to track individual playing time and statistics, as well as a wide range of team statistics.

Click on the images below to see a sample player page for one of this year's U18 players (top) and this year's U18 team statistics (bottom).


Monday, June 15, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt U18s Defeat River City

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team defeated River City 3-0 in a Maine State Premier League game yesterday afternoon at the University of Southern Maine.

The game was scoreless until the 36th minute, when Kevin Segal ('17) converted a J.C. Ndayisabye pass ('17) into a goal. Jonathan Lapika ('16) added RSC's goal in the 47th minute when he slotted home a Devin Borchard ('16) assist past the River City goalkeeper.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)
RVCY- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 63%
RVCY- 37%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 411
RVCY- 172

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 59%
RVCY- 38%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 56
RVCY- 13

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 10
RVCY- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 12 (7 inside 18 yards)
RVCY- 3 (0 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 3
RVCY- 10

Fouls
ROSE- 7 (3 inside defensive half)
RVCY- 4 (4 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 2
RVCY- 0

Cautions
ROSE- 0
RVCY- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
RVCY- 0

Scoring Summary:
ROSE- Segal (Ndayisabye), 36'
ROSE- Lapika (Borchard), 47'

Monday, June 8, 2015

Game Recap: RSC 18s Bumped by Riptide

The Rosevelt SC U18s lost to FSC Riptide yesterday 3-2 in a Maine State Premier League game in Windham.

Omar Mohammad ('17) scored on a Shammah Gahomera ('17) assist just four minutes into the game, but Riptide quickly bounced back with a goal of their own in the ninth minute and tacked on a penalty kick in the 42' to take a 2-1 lead into halftime. After conceding a third goal to fall down 3-1, RSC tried to claw back with a Jonathan Lapika ('16) goal in the 87' on Gahomera's second assist of the game.

Game Statistics:

Goals
ROSE- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)
RPTD- 3 (3 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 52%
RPTD- 48%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 322
RPTD- 278

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 51%
RPTD- 47%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 45
RPTD- 37

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 11
RPTD- 10

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 10 (3 inside 18 yards)
RPTD- 4 (4 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 1
RPTD- 8

Fouls
ROSE- 18 (8 inside defensive half)
RPTD- 7 (3 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 1
RPTD- 3

Cautions
ROSE- 1
RPTD- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
RPTD- 0

Scoring Summary
ROSE- Mohammad (Gahomera), 4'
RPTD- 9'
RPTD- 42'
RPTD- 61'
ROSE- Lapika (Gahomera), 87'

Monday, June 1, 2015

RSC Inspirations: Ajax v. Panathinaikos, 1971 European Cup Final



Game Statistics

Goals
AJAX- 2 (2 inside 18 yards)
PNKS- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
AJAX- 49%
PNKS- 51%

Completed Passes
AJAX- 378
PNKS- 365

Pass Completion Percentage
AJAX- 63%
PNKS- 62%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
AJAX- 52
PNKS- 58

Longest Pass String:
AJAX- 21
PNKS- 11

Shots on Goal
AJAX- 11 (9 inside 18 yards)
PNKS- 3 (0 inside 18 yards)

Saves
AJAX- 3
PNKS- 9

Fouls
AJAX- 16 (10 inside defensive half)
PNKS- 13 (8 inside defensive half)

Offsides
AJAX- 3
PNKS- 1

Corner Kicks
AJAX- 7
PNKS- 4

Cautions
AJAX- 0
PNKS- 0

Ejections
AJAX- 0
PNKS- 0

Scoring Summary:
AJAX- Van Dijk, 5'
AJAX- Haan, 87'

Game Recap: RSC 18s Tie DSA

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18s tied the Dutch Soccer Academy (DSA) 3-3 yesterday in a Maine State Premier League game at the University of Southern Maine.

DSA struck first in the nineteenth minute and held onto the 1-0 lead for about thirty minutes before Ahmed Hadi ('16) scored the first of his three goals on an assist by Sajjad Abdulabas ('17) in the 40th minute. Hadi's goal on a Noor Abdulabas ('17) pass in the 80th minute put Rosevelt SC up 2-1, but DSA quickly answered with a tying goal in the 82nd minute. DSA scored again a minute later for the 3-2 lead, but Hadi completed his hat trick with about two minutes remaining in the game.

D.J. Henrikson ('16) made seven saves, including a couple great saves to secure the tie.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 3 (3 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 3 (3 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 57%
DSA- 43%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 364
DSA- 231

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 53%
DSA- 41%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 50
DSA- 30

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 11
DSA- 5

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 6 (2 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 10 (7 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 7
DSA- 3

Fouls
ROSE- 7 (6 inside defensive half)
DSA- 3 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 0
DSA- 2

Cautions
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Scoring Summary:
DSA- 19'
ROSE- Hadi (S. Abdulabas), 40'
ROSE- Hadi (N. Abdulabas), 80'
DSA- 82'
DSA- 83'
DSA- Hadi, 88'

Game Recap: RSC U13s Fall in State Cup Final

The Rosevelt Soccer Club U13 team lost its State Cup final game to Central Maine United (CMU) 1-0 at Thomas College yesterday afternoon.

The game was the decisive third game in a best-of-three series between the two teams, and CMU will go on to represent Maine in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I Championships in West Virginia.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
CMU- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 51%
CMU- 49%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 174
CMU- 166

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 38%
CMU- 36%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 15
CMU- 13

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 5
CMU- 4

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
CMU- 9 (5 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 8
CMU- 0

Fouls
ROSE- 4 (2 inside defensive half)
CMU- 4 (3 inside defensive half)

Offsides
ROSE- 0
CMU- 3

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 1
CMU- 3

Cautions
ROSE- 0
CMU- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
CMU- 0

Scoring Summary:
CMU- 41'

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Game Recap: RSC U16s Fall to DSA in MSPL Game

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U16 team lost to the Dutch Soccer Academy (DSA) 4-0 yesterday afternoon in a Maine State Premier League (MSPL) game at the University of Southern Maine.

The game was pretty even in the first half, with DSA leading 1-0 at halftime. But the visiting team pulled away in the second half by scoring three goals.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 4 (3 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 49%
DSA- 51%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 280
DSA- 280

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 49%
DSA- 49%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 29
DSA- 36

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 13
DSA- 8

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 11 (6 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 7
DSA- 1

Fouls
ROSE- 5 (3 inside defensive half)
DSA- 5 (4 inside defensive half)

Offsides
ROSE- 0
DSA- 4

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 1
DSA- 11

Cautions
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Scoring Summary:
DSA- 11'
DSA- 54'
DSA- 63'
DSA- 78'

Monday, May 11, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Lose to Acadia Fire

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team fell 4-1 to the Acadia Fire yesterday afternoon in a Maine State Premier League game at Thomas College.

Rosevelt SC's Jonathan Lapika ('16) opened the scoring when he converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute, but Acadia scored four unanswered goals--including three, second-half breakaways--to win the game.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)
ACDA- 4  (4 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 58%
ACDA- 42%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 364
ACDA- 202

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 55%
ACDA- 40%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 52
ACDA- 19

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 12
ACDA- 7

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 5 (3 inside 18 yards)
ACDA- 6 (6 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 2
ACDA- 4

Fouls
ROSE- 6 (5 inside defensive half)
ACDA- 5 (3 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 2
ACDA- 3

Cautions
ROSE- 0
ACDA- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
ACDA- 0

Scoring Summary:
ROSE- Lapika (PK), 27'
ACDA- 36'
ACDA- 52'
ACDA- 65'
ACDA- 75'

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Top River City

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team defeated River City 3-0 in a Maine State Premier League game this afternoon in Bangor.

The game was scoreless until the 83rd minute, when Ahmed Hadi ('16) settled a through pass from Sajjad Abdulabas ('17) and struck a shot into the far corner of the goal. Omar Mohammad ('17) roofed an unassisted shot just a minute later, and Noor Abdulabas ('17) closed Rosevelt SC's scoring spurt in the 89th minute with a beautiful volley off a pass from Omar Mohammad.

Mustafa Kadhim ('17) made one save to secure the shutout.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 3 (3 inside 18 yards)
RVCY- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 64%
RVCY- 36%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 306
RVCY- 110

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 47%
RVCY- 24%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 30
RVCY- 4

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 12
RVCY- 3

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 13 (6 inside 18 yards)
RVCY- 1 (0 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 1
RVCY- 10

Fouls
ROSE- 10 (5 inside defensive half)
RVCY- 5 (4 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 3
RVCY- 5

Cautions
ROSE- 0
RVCY- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
RVCY- 0

Scoring Summary:
ROSE- Hadi (S. Abdulabas), 83'
ROSE- Mohammad, 84'
ROSE- N. Abdulabas (Mohammad), 89'

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC 13s Edge DSA

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U13s edged the Dutch Soccer Academy (DSA) 2-1 last night in a Maine State Premier League (MSPL) game at Deering High School's Memorial Field.

After giving up the game's initial goal in the 21st minute, Rosevelt SC responded with a goal of their own when Vireak Tray ('20) converted a penalty kick in the 27th minute. Benjamin White ('20) later scored the game-winning goal with four minutes remaining by slotting home a looping cross by Aiden Terravecchia ('19).

Goalkeeper Oliver Jacques ('20) made seven saves in the win.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 51%
DSA- 49%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 180
DSA- 193

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 41%
DSA- 43%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 21
DSA- 24

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 5
DSA- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 5 (1 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 8 (3 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 7
DSA- 3

Fouls
ROSE- 5 (1 inside defensive half)
DSA- 2 (2 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 10
DSA- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Scoring Summary:
DSA- 21'
ROSE- Tray (PK), 27'
ROSE- White (Terravecchia), 66'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC's U16 Team Wins MSPL Opener

The Rosevelt SC U16 team kicked off its 2015 Maine State Premier League season Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 win over Merrymeeting SC.

Sultan Enan ('17) led the team with a goal and and an assist, Andrew Sawyer ('18) scored a goal, and Camden Bibro ('18) closed out the scoring for Rosevelt SC. Wyatt Keller ('19) and Kolby Lambert ('18) provided assists, and goalkeeper Jacob Brackett ('18) anchored a solid defensive effort.

Game Statistics:

Goals
ROSE- 3 (2 inside 18 yards)
MRYM- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 60%
MRMG- 40%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 281
MRMG- 100

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 55%
MRMG- 31%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 42
MRMG- 3

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 10
MRMG- 3

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 14 (7 inside 18 yards)
MRMG- 1 (2 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 0
MRMG- 11

Fouls
ROSE- 6 (5 inside defensive half)
MRMG- 6 (4 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 6
MRMG- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 1
MRMG- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
RPTD- 0

Scoring Summary
ROSE- Enan (Keller), 29'
MRMG- 39'
ROSE- Sawyer (Enan), 40'
ROSE- Bibro (Lambert), 73'

Caution Summary
ROSE- Lohomboli, 80'

Game Recap: U18s Fall to FSC Riptide

The Rosevelt SC U18 team kicked off its 2015 Maine State Premier League season Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 loss to FSC Riptide at Deering High School's Memorial Field.

Game Statistics:

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
RPTD- 3 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 54%
RPTD- 46%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 267
RPTD- 234

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 48%
RPTD- 45%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 23
RPTD- 24

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 9
RPTD- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 4 (1 inside 18 yards)
RPTD- 8 (2 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 5
RPTD- 4

Fouls
ROSE- 7 (5 inside defensive half)
RPTD- 2 (1 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 5
RPTD- 8

Cautions
ROSE- 0
RPTD- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
RPTD- 0

Scoring Summary
RPTD- 19'
RPTD- 55'
RPTD- 67'

Monday, April 13, 2015

Game Recap: U18s Down FSC Riptide in Friendly

The Rosevelt SC U18 team opened its spring schedule Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 win over FSC Riptide in a friendly at Deering High School's Memorial Field.

Game Statistics:

Goals
ROSE- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)
RPTD- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 53%
RPTD- 47%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 276
RPTD- 190

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 53%
RPTD- 44%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 38
RPTD- 28

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 11
RPTD- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 7 (4 inside 18 yards)
RPTD- 7 (3 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 6
RPTD- 5

Fouls
ROSE- 8 (5 inside defensive half)
RPTD- 4 (1 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 5
RPTD- 7

Cautions
ROSE- 0
RPTD- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
RPTD- 0

Scoring Summary
ROSE- 3'
RPTD- 44'
ROSE- 59'

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Strength and Conditioning: Week 3 (3/22-3/28/15)



General Warm-Up


Jump Squats
3 sets x 5 repetitions


Front Plank
3 sets x 20 seconds


Lateral Bound
2 sets x 5 repetitions each leg


Side Plank
2 sets x 10 seconds each side

Squats
3 sets x 8 repetitions

Push-Ups
3 sets x 10 repetitions


BW Split Squats
2 sets x 8 repetitions

Sit-Ups
2 sets x 10 repetitions


Iso Split Squats Hold
2 sets x 20 seconds each side

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Game Recap: U18s Defeat Gray-New Gloucester

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team closed the Gorham Sports Center's high school league Friday night with a 4-1 win over Gray-New Gloucester.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 4 (3 inside 18 yards)
GRNG- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 65%
GRNG- 35%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 155
GRNG- 57

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 58%
GRNG- 34%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 23
GRNG- 0

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 9
GRNG- 2

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 12 (6 inside 18 yards)
GRNG- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 0
GRNG- 8

Fouls
ROSE- 1 (1 inside defensive half)
GRNG- 1 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 2
GRNG- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 0
GRNG- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
GRNG- 0

Monday, March 16, 2015

Game Recap: Shorthanded Rosevelt SC U13s Fall to Seacoast United in Semis

An undermanned Rosevelt SC U13 team hung around Seacoast United (Topsham, ME) for about a half before falling 7-0 in a semifinal game in the Seacoast United Premier Invitational tournament.

Rosevelt SC, playing with only ten players due to a combination of schedule conflicts and injuries, let up a couple early goals in a two-minute span in the first half, but mostly held their own in the first half before giving up a third goal right before halftime.

Goalkeeper Oliver Jacques ('20) made two saves in the loss.

Game Statistics:

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 7 (4 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 50%
SCST- 50%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 161
SCST- 195

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 41%
SCST- 45%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 15
SCST- 20

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 8
SCST- 7

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 9 (5 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 2
SCST- 0

Fouls
ROSE- 6 (3 inside defensive half)
SCST- 4 (1 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 1
SCST- 4

Cautions
ROSE- 1
SCST- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SCST- 0

Scoring Summary
SCST- 5'
SCST- 7'
SCST- 29'
SCST- 43'
SCST- 52'
SCST- 57'
SCST- 59'

Caution Summary
ROSE- Terravecchia, 53'

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Strength and Conditioning: Week 2 (3/15- 3/21/15)

(Note: Below is the weekly strength and conditioning workout prepared by Andrew Wight for players in the Rosevelt Soccer Club. Andrew is a former all-conference soccer player at Westbrook High School who went on to study Sports Medicine and play Division II soccer at Merrimack College. 

Rosevelt SC players are encouraged to complete the following workout at least two times this week.)






General Warm-Up



Jump Squats
3 sets x 5 repetitions



Front Plank
3 sets x 20 seconds



Lateral Bound
2 sets x 5 repetitions each leg



Side Plank
2 sets x 10 seconds each side

Squats
3 sets x 8 repetitions

Push-Ups
3 sets x 10 repetitions



BW Split Squats
2 sets x 8 repetitions

Sit-Ups
2 sets x 10 repetitions



Iso Split Squats Hold
2 sets x 20 seconds each side

Game Recap: U18s Fall to SoPo

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team lost 3-2 to South Portland last night in a Gorham Sports Center High School league game.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2 (2 inside 18 yards)
SOPO- 3 (2 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 62%
SOPO- 38%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 191
SOPO- 70

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 52%
SOPO- 29%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 21
SOPO- 4

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 12
DSA- 11

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 6 (2 inside 18 yards)
SOPO- 6 (3 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 3
SOPO- 4

Fouls
ROSE- 4 (1 inside defensive half)
SOPO- 3 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 3
SOPO- 4

Cautions
ROSE- 0
SOPO- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SOPO- 0

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC Secures Tie, Qualifies for Tourney Semifinals

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U13s this afternoon tied the Capital Soccer Club (Montpelier, VT) 0-0 in the team's second group game in the Seacoast United Premier Invitational. The tie qualifies the team for a semifinal matchup tomorrow morning.

Goalkeeper Oliver Jacques ('20) made two saves to secure a shutout in the evenly-played game.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
CPTL- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 53%
CPTL- 47%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 173
CPTL- 176

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 44%
CPTL- 44%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 21
CPTL- 22

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 5
CPTL- 10

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 3 (1 inside 18 yards)
CPTL- 2 (0 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 2
CPTL- 3

Fouls
ROSE- 9 (3 inside defensive half)
CPTL- 6 (5 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 3
CPTL- 2

Offsides
ROSE- 0
CPTL- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 0
CPTL- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
CPTL- 0

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U13s Win Tourney Opener

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U13 opened group play in the Seacoast United Premier Invitational this morning with a convincing 2-0 win over Mass City FC (Hanover, MA). The win is the Rosevelt Soccer Club's first in an official competition.

Vireak Tray ('20) slotted a 17th minute shot into the corner to score the game-winner, and Micah Andujar ('20) scored on an Ian Trafford assist in the 35th minute. Goalkeeper Oliver Jacques ('20) didn't have to make a save to record the shutout.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2 (2 inside 18 yards)
MASS- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 62%
MASS- 38%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 259
MASS- 82

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 54%
MASS- 27%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 37
MASS- 6

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 7
MASS- 3

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 15 (10 inside 18 yards)
MASS- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 0
MASS- 13

Fouls
ROSE- 3 (0 inside defensive half)
MASS- 1 (1 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 3
MASS- 0

Offsides
ROSE- 5
MASS- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 0
MASS- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
MASS- 0

Scoring Summary
ROSE- Tray (Trafford), 17'
ROSE- Andujar (Trafford), 35'

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Strength and Conditioning: Week 1 (3/8- 3/14/15)

(Note: Below is the weekly strength and conditioning workout prepared by Andrew Wight for players in the Rosevelt Soccer Club. Andrew is a former all-conference soccer player at Westbrook High School who went on to study Sports Medicine and play Division II soccer at Merrimack College. 

Rosevelt SC players are encouraged to complete the following workout at least two times this week.)



General Warm-Up





Jump Squats
3 sets x 5 repetitions





Front Plank
3 sets x 20 seconds





Lateral Bound
2 sets x 5 repetitions each leg





Side Plank
2 sets x 10 seconds each side

Squats
3 sets x 8 repetitions

Push-Ups
3 sets x 10 repetitions





BW Split Squats
2 sets x 8 repetitions

Sit-Ups
2 sets x 10 repetitions





Iso Split Squats Hold
2 sets x 20 seconds each side

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Lose to the Dutch Soccer Academy (DSA)

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team lost 6-0 to the Dutch Soccer Academy (DSA) yesterday afternoon in an 11 v. 11, 90-minute friendly at The Pitch in Warren, Maine.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 6 (6 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 50%
DSA- 50%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 342
DSA- 340

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 50%
DSA- 50%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 41
DSA- 42

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 12
DSA- 11

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 5 (0 inside 18 yards)
DSA- 14 (10 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 8
DSA- 5

Fouls
ROSE- 5 (2 inside defensive half)
DSA- 8 (6 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 0
DSA- 6

Cautions
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
DSA- 0

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Defeat Moody

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team defeated Moody 2-1 last night in a game in the Gorham Sports Center's high school league.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)
MOOD- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 54%
MOOD- 46%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 194
MOOD- 168

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 51%
MOOD- 48%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 27
MOOD- 25

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 8
MOOD- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 6 (2 inside 18 yards)
MOOD- 6 (2 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 5
MOOD- 4

Fouls
ROSE- 12 (4 inside defensive half)
MOOD- 4 (2 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 4
MOOD- 2

Cautions
ROSE- 0
MOOD- 2

Ejections
ROSE- 0
MOOD- 0

Game Recap: Rosevelt 18s Edge Rosevelt 16s

The Rosevelt Soccer Club U18 team edged the Rosevelt SC U16 team 3-0 last night in a game at the Gorham Sports Center.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE (18)- 3 (3 inside 18 yards)
ROSE (16)- 0 (0 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE (18)- 57%
ROSE (16)- 43%

Completed Passes
ROSE (18)- 210
ROSE (16)- 131

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE (18)- 51%
ROSE (16)- 39%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE (18)- 30
ROSE (16)- 16

Longest Pass String:
ROSE (18)- 6
ROSE (16)- 5

Shots on Goal
ROSE (18)- 9 (5 inside 18 yards)
ROSE (16)- 4 (1 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE (18)- 4
ROSE (16)- 6

Fouls
ROSE (18)- 5 (4 inside defensive half)
ROSE (16)- 2 (2 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE (18)- 5
ROSE (16)- 2

Cautions
ROSE (18)- 0
ROSE (16)- 0

Ejections
ROSE (18)- 0
ROSE (16)- 0

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bite-Sized Review: Becoming Teddy Roosevelt






















Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America's 26th President
Andrew Vietze

Despite visiting Maine only a handful of times, Theodore Roosevelt left an impression on Mainers, and Maine left an indelible mark on Roosevelt. Route 302 was designated as the Roosevelt Trail following his death in January 1919, and among Roosevelt's archives is a four-page letter he wrote entitled "My Debt to Maine."

To mark the 96th anniversary of Roosevelt's death and to provide more context for the rationale behind naming a Maine-based soccer club after the twenty-sixth president, below is a rough timeline of Roosevelt's Maine experiences, courtesy of Vietze's 2011 book:

1872
Fourteen-year-old Theodore Roosevelt is sent by his parents to Moosehead Lake to help ease his severe asthmatic attacks. En route to the Greenville area, Roosevelt is bullied by two boys and reportedly resolves to "embark on a training regimen to build his body" to avoid similar situations in the future.

September 7, 1878
Nineteen-year-old Theodore Roosevelt meets the rugged* Maine guide Bill Sewall for the first time at Sewall's bustling home in Island Falls, Maine.

February-March 1879
Roosevelt arrives at Island Falls for a second time, and Sewall meets him at an Aroostook County train station. After a daylong sleigh ride through frigid air and unplowed snow, Roosevelt and Sewall embark the next day on a six-hour snowshoeing expedition to check the latter's game traps. Roosevelt is impressed with the wintry scene: "I have never seen a grander or more beautiful sight than the northern woods in winter."

On this trip, Roosevelt upholds his Sunday routine of reading the Bible by hiking to the southern point of the Mattawamkeag River. The spot has since be re-named the Bible Point State Historic Site in observance of Roosevelt's frequent trips to the spot.

For the most part, Roosevelt and Sewall go on daylong snowshoeing and (unsuccessful) hunting expeditions throughout the Mattawamkeag region. But they also use a remote logging camp as home base for a few days and spend the subzero days snowshoeing and tracking game along the Aroostook River. Roosevelt kills his first deer on one of these trips, and it is brought back to the lumber camp to give the loggers a break from their everyday diet of salt cod, beanhole beans, sourdough biscuits, and pickled beef. Upon leaving, Roosevelt reflects "[I] have never passed a pleasanter [sic] two weeks."

August- September 1879
After spending about a day in Island Falls, Roosevelt; Sewall; and a hiking party that included Roosevelt's cousin Emlen, Roosevelt's tutor Arthur Cutler, and guide Wilmot Dow set out for Mount Katahdin on Tuesday, August 26. Along the 35-mile buckboard ride and hike from Island Falls to Katahdin, Roosevelt loses one of his hiking shoes and is forced to wear the soft-soled moccasins he had planned to use as slippers.

The group set up camp, hunted, and fished at the foot of Mount Katahdin before setting out for the mountain's peak before dawn on Friday, August 29. And despite Katahdin's rough terrain cutting up his moccasins and feet, Roosevelt was one of the party's three hikers to reach the mountain's ascent and returning to camp by nightfall. The weekend was passed fishing, hunting, and resting for the return leg to Island Falls.

A day after returning to the Sewall home in Island Falls, Roosevelt and Sewall set out for the Aroostook River, where they spent the next five days alternatively paddling, poling, and carrying their boat amid a steady rain. Once they reach Chase Lake, they retrace their upriver travels and return to Island Falls for a little rest and relaxation. It is the last time Roosevelt visits the Aroostook County outpost.

August 1902
In August 1902, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a train tour throughout New England,  including a carriage ride in Portland, a train stop in Old Orchard Beach, and a trip to Bangor.

While in Bangor, Roosevelt's speech includes a plea to be put in touch with Bill Sewall, and the two men re-connected and spent the next two days reminiscing while Roosevelt's presidential train continued its trek through Maine and New Hampshire. The visit led to an invitation for the Sewall family to join Roosevelt in Washington, D.C. later that winter. Sewall and his family subsequently made another trip to Washington, D.C. in 1905 to attend Roosevelt's inauguration.

March 1912
Dissatisfied with his successor William Howard Taft, Teddy Roosevelt embarks on a presidential campaign to challenge the Republican incumbent. On a campaign stop in Portland, Roosevelt speaks to an energetic crowd of 4,000 supporters, including Bill Sewall. Roosevelt subsequently loses the Republican Party nomination, so he mounts a 1912 presidential bid as a member of the Progressive, or Bull Moose, Party.

March 28, 1918
Roosevelt returns to public life after a disastrous and nearly deadly trip through the Amazon. His first public speech is scheduled for Thursday, March 28 in Portland. Roosevelt invites Sewall to attend. It is the last time two old friends enjoy each other's company, as Roosevelt dies in January 1919.

*Vietze describes Sewall in September 1878 as being a 6'4" thirty-three-year-old with strong, paw-sized hands and facial features that resembled those of Olaf Tryggvason, the 10th-century Norse king who inspired Roosevelt's favorite poem (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Saga of King Olaf).

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U13s Lose to Seacoast United 5-4

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U13 team lost to Seacoast United's U13 team 5-4 earlier this afternoon in a 50-minute friendly at the Gorham Sports Center.

Game Statistics:

Goals
ROSE- 4 (3 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 5 (4 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 53%
SCST- 47%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 164
SCST- 126

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 46%
SCST- 40%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 20
SCST- 10

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 5
SCST- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 10 (6 inside 18 yards)
SCST- 6 (5 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 1
SCST- 6

Fouls
ROSE- 0 (0 inside defensive half)
SCST- 1 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 5
SCST- 2

Cautions
ROSE- 0
SCST- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SCST- 0

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U16s Lose to Saco Storm, 2-1

The Rosevelt SC U16 lost to the Saco Storm last night 2-1 in a Gorham Sports Center high school winter league game. Below are the game statistics:

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)
SACO- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 59%
SACO- 41%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 224
SACO- 94

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 56%
SACO- 34%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 26
SACO- 8

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 8
SACO- 4

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 11 (6 inside 18 yards)
SACO- 4 (1 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 2
SACO- 10

Fouls
ROSE- 2 (0 inside defensive half)
SACO- 4 (3 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 5
SACO- 3

Cautions
ROSE- 0
SACO- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SACO- 0

Game Recap: Rosevelt U18s Tie Bonny Eagle

The Rosevelt SC U18 team tied Bonny Eagle last night 2-2 in a Gorham Sports Center winter high school league game. Below are the stats:

Goals
ROSE- 2 (0 inside 18 yards)
BONN- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 58%
BONN- 42%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 204
BONN- 106

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 55%
BONN- 39%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 30
BONN- 11

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 9
BONN- 4

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 3 (0 inside 18 yards)
BESC- 3 (1 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 1
BESC- 1

Fouls
ROSE- 4 (2 inside defensive half)
BESC- 1 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 2
BESC- 7

Cautions
ROSE- 0
BESC- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
BESC- 0

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

RSC, BizCompass Agree on Uniform Sponsorship


The Rosevelt Soccer Club and BizCompass have agreed to an arrangement for the Westbrook-based technology company to become the Westbrook-based soccer club's uniform sponsors.

BizCompass specializes in provided technology services to business. More information about the company can be found here: www.bizcompass.net

Monday, February 2, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U13s Beat Bonny Eagle

Rosevelt SC's U13 split squad beat the Bonny Eagle Soccer Club 10-1 in a 7 v. 7 matchup on a small field.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 10 (8 inside 18 yards)
BESC- 1 (0 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 54%
BESC- 46%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 156
BESC- 123

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 47%
BESC- 41%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 16
BESC- 13

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 7
BESC- 6

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 16 (13 inside 18 yards)
BESC- 6 (3 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 5
BESC- 6

Fouls
ROSE- 4 (0 inside defensive half)
BESC- 0 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 4
BESC- 3

Cautions
ROSE- 0
BESC- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
BESC- 0

Game Recap: RSC Defeats Bonny Eagle

The Rosevelt Soccer Club defeated the Bonny Eagle Soccer Club yesterday afternoon in the second game of a doubleheader. This game was played 9 v. 9 on a larger field.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 4 (3 inside 18 yards)
BESC- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 59%
BESC- 41%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 184
BESC- 93

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 52%
BESC- 35%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 22
BESC- 9

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 6
BESC- 4

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 9 (5 inside 18 yards)
BESC- 5 (2 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 3
BESC- 7

Fouls
ROSE- 6 (0 inside defensive half)
BESC- 2 (0 inside defensive half)

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 5
BESC- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 0
BESC- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
BESC- 0

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Beat Mt. Washington, 2-1

Rosevelt SC's U18 team last night defeated Mt. Washington 2-1 in the Gorham Sports Center high school winter league. The win extends the team's three-game win streak.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)
MTWA- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 62%
MTWA- 38%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 219
MTWA- 79

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 58%
MTWA- 34%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 26
MTWA- 6

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 9
MTWA- 4

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 11 (4 inside 18 yards)
MTWA- 7 (3 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 6
MTWA- 9

Fouls in Defensive Half
ROSE- 5
MTWA- 0

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 5
MTWA- 2

Cautions
ROSE- 0
MTWA- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
MTWA- 0

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U16s Lose to Gray-New Gloucester, 2-1

Rosevelt SC's U16 team last night lost its opening game 2-1 to Gray-New Gloucester in a 50-minute game in Gorham Sports Center winter league.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 1 (1 inside 18 yards)
GRNG- 2 (2 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE- 56%
GRNG- 46%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 145
GRNG- 72

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 51%
GRNG- 34%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 15
GRNG- 7

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 9
GRNG- 7

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 8 (3 inside 18 yards)
GRNG- 10 (6 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 8
GRNG- 7

Fouls in Defensive Half
ROSE- 2
GRNG- 2

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 4
GRNG- 5

Cautions
ROSE- 1
GRNG- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
GRNG- 0

Monday, January 12, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U13s Open Winter League

Rosevelt SC's U13 split squads opened their Gorham Sports Center winter seasons with a 50-minute game among themselves on a small-sided field. Rosevelt SC (Hamblen) ended up beating Rosevelt SC (Tray) 5-3, but both teams played well in the evenly-contested game.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE (H)- 5 (5 inside 18 yards)
ROSE (T)- 3 (2 inside 18 yards)

Time of Possession
ROSE (H)- 49%
ROSE (T)- 51%

Completed Passes
ROSE (H)- 167
ROSE (T)- 177

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE (H)- 49%
ROSE (T)- 50%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE (H)- 14
ROSE (T)- 19

Longest Pass String:
ROSE (H)- 10
ROSE (T)- 9

Shots on Goal
ROSE (H)- 20 (15 inside 18 yards)
ROSE (T)- 12 (9 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE (H)- 9
ROSE (T)- 15

Fouls in Defensive Half
ROSE (H)- 2
ROSE (T)- 1

Corner Kicks
ROSE (H)- 4
ROSE (T)- 2

Cautions
ROSE (H)- 0
ROSE (T)- 0

Ejections
ROSE (H)- 0
ROSE (T)- 0

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Beat Spartans, 2-0

Rosevelt SC's U18 team followed up its opening win last night with a 2-0 win over Spartans in the Gorham Sports Center's high school league.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 2
SPAR- 0

Time of Possession
ROSE- 60%
SPAR- 40%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 187
SPAR- 88

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 54%
SPAR- 36%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 22
SPAR- 12

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 11
SPAR- 5

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 8 (5 inside 18 yards)
SPAR- 2 (1 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 2
SPAR- 6

Fouls
ROSE- 4 (1 inside defensive half)
SPAR- 1

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 6
SPAR- 2

Cautions
ROSE- 0
SPAR- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SPAR- 0

Game Recap: Rosevelt SC U18s Open Season with Win

The Rosevelt Soccer Club's U18 team last night won its first game in the Gorham Sports Center's high school winter league, with a 8-0 win over Saco in a 50-minute game.

Game Statistics

Goals
ROSE- 8
SACO- 0

Time of Possession
ROSE- 61%
SACO- 39%

Completed Passes
ROSE- 172
SACO- 60

Pass Completion Percentage
ROSE- 58%
SACO- 32%

Pass Strings of 3 or Greater:
ROSE- 22
SACO- 2

Longest Pass String:
ROSE- 10
SACO- 5

Shots on Goal
ROSE- 14 (6 inside 18 yards)
SACO- 2 (0 inside 18 yards)

Saves
ROSE- 2
SACO- 6

Fouls
ROSE- 0
SACO- 0

Corner Kicks
ROSE- 3
SACO- 1

Cautions
ROSE- 0
SACO- 0

Ejections
ROSE- 0
SACO- 0

Friday, January 2, 2015

Benefits of Player Journals

Each of our club's players will be given a Player Journal to complement the Club Handbook distributed last month. This is a tool to help our players improve their psychological approach to developing as soccer players.

Rich Kent, an associate professor at the University of Maine and former youth soccer coach, has advocated for the benefits of athletes maintaining a journal about their playing experiences, and below is a link to a July 2014 Portland Press Herald about the competitive benefits writing has yielded for Maine skier Sam Morse.

PPH:

“The journals provide benefits to learning, opportunities to reflect,” said [University of Maine professor Richard] Kent, who used some of [skier Sam] Morse’s passages in his research. “These notebooks allow for a psychological advantage. “When you think about the computerized work going on in training and the testing being done, writing is one more component that gives you an edge.”