Marin Soccer League stalwarts, Real Marin S.C., returned victorious this week following their annual November visit to the famous resort city, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.
The long-time League participants played three games vs. local "Veterano" (40-plus-years-of-age) competitive teams, racking up victories with scores of 4:1, 2:1 and 2:1 over a three day period. Manager Karl Buder's squad of 14 players bore up well during games played during daytime temperatures of 90+ degrees and high humidity. "We had to drink copious amounts of water before and during each game to replenish moisture loss," Buder said, adding, "And, of course, post-game we honored local custom by sampling select cervezas and tequilas."
Real Marin's manager singled out several players for their contributions to the winning effort: goalkeeper Erich Habelt; backline defenders Jan Elberse and Ben Polk; hardworking midfielders Bredo Oestlien and the team's leading goal-scorer,Derek Van Rheenen; and forward Tony Vertongen.
"We look forward to returning to Puerto Vallarta again next year," Buder concluded, "and we would encourage other Marin Soccer League teams to join us."
Start of the New Season
With the conclusion of the last season, we are now planning the start of the next season and the over 40 Division will start on Saturday, November 21, with the over 50 Division starting on November 22. Once we have figured out how many teams will participate, we will put up the schedule.
Division Champions Spring/Summer Season
Congratulations to the 3 Division Champions:
Open Division West Tam United Over 40 Division Real Marin Spurs Over 50 Division Real Marin FC
Teams are looking for soccer players
Teams in the Marin Soccer League are looking for players for the current season.
The league has three divisions: an open division for players 18 or older, an age 40 and over division, and an age 50 and over division. Teams in all three have room for more players. Please note that the Open Division will not have a fall/winter season and it is anticipated that a new season will be started in March or April of 2016.
This is a long established, competitive, recreational league with players from all over the world. Some soccer experience is expected.
If you are interested please send email to marinsoccerleague (at) gmail (dot) com, with your age, soccer background, and whatever other information you'd like to pass on to team managers and your note will be forwarded to teams that are interested in new players.
Rain Line - (415) 446-4423 - In the event of rain (no not kidding) the night before or the morning of a scheduled game, please call the Rain Line at McInnis Park. The recording will tell you whether or not the fields are open. They usually make a new recording by 8am.
Guide for Managers Using New US Club Web Site
Here is a link that contains instructions for team managers on how to perform some common functions on the new US Club website, for example, adding a player to a roster and requesting player cards. Managers should receive user logins from Frank to access this site.