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Author: David Falk
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Most of the world plays its professional soccer (football) during the winter months. In the northwest that time of year sees college soccer, the end of the Major League Soccer season, high school soccer, and plenty of youth soccer. Don’t forget to add in various adult leagues, too. All of the players suit up knowing they could be in for a cold, perhaps even rainy match. It’s part of the sport around here.
But how does weather affect the soccer player and the soccer itself?
Even if the temperature isn’t all that cold at the start of a match, if it is raining, uniforms get soaked and halftime becomes danger time. The body starts cooling down in wet clothes and needs to be stretched again before the restart of play.
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There is tons of romance associated with soccer (football), and feelings often trump reality as owners set off to build their own FC’s around the world. What soccer fans wouldn’t want to own their own club? Make the big decisions? Live and breathe for a badge they helped create?
The clubs that last are the ones that can garner local support and meet their bills. I wonder if prospective club founders see romance in the business side of things? Have they ever googled “How to start a football club? We did.
As a new club, it will be important to raise funds quickly to cover the essential expenditure such as affiliation fees, league membership fee, pitch hire charges and kit. Decide on the fee for annual player subscription and set up a…
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