Aieeeee! Just over two weeks until the World Cup starts, and I don't even have the office pool finalized, let alone all the shopping for obscure West African spices, and the handicapping which my reading public surely expects. Busy weekend ahead, indeed...
With time off on Saturday, of course, to catch our beloved, undefeated, league-leading Austin Aztex in action at House Park, hosting the Midland-Odessa Sockers, whom we beat in their building last week, 2-1. Expect more scoring this time around; the Aztex have been explosive in their House, adding a 5-1 win over the Mississippi Brilla last Saturday to their 5-0 opening-game thumping of Houston's Dutch Lions. Then, incredibly, the seven-game home schedule will be almost half over. 7:30pm Saturday, May 31. www.austinaztex.com.
This just in: Help local author, soccer fan, and all-around good guy Phil West "drive 10,000 miles, watch 63 World Cup matches (in a different city each day), meet soccer fans, tell their stories." Deadline is June 6. Search for Phil West on www.kickstarter.com.