Posts Tagged ‘Soccer’
It was one of the most difficult decisions I had ever made — or ever will make — moving from my home country Brazil to the United States of America in order to earn a college degree. Each day hope pushes back regret, and I look toward the future.
Getting involved in coaching has taught me to respect a different aspect of the game I have loved for so long. Since I began coaching in the fall of 2013, I have found that I am learning just as much from my players as they are from me.
Earning a college degree is indeed an achievement for all students, however, the end of college life may not be as relieving as we’d like to think. After all, the working world awaits and getting prepared for it is more difficult than ever. Especially if you are 2,500 miles from home.
It’s not only about 11 vs. 11 players on the field chasing the ball trying to score a goal, as many people think it is. Soccer is history, philosophy, indeed, a life-changing sport. Every country has its own way to build up their histories. Brazil and the United States have different backgrounds regarding this passionate sport and it can be explained based on how these countries deal with soccer in the past decades.