Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

Frankel Jewish Academy’s Will Bloomberg (3) surveys the situation during a game against Southfield Christian. - soccer players on the field

Team MVP

Steve Stein Contributing Writer Will Bloomberg began his soccer career playing at a high level. He was on Waza FC and Vardar Soccer Club of Michigan travel teams for a combined six years. Club soccer ended for Bloomberg when he entered high school at Frankel Jewish Academy. He doesn’t regret stepping away. “It was a…

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Maccabi Tel Aviv (in lighter jerseys) plays at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 27, 1936, during a U.S. tour.

Maccabi Tel Aviv FC (Soccer) Loses Final Match in the US

November 8, 1936 Playing their final match of an eleven match American tour, the Maccabi Tel-Aviv Football Club lost 4-1 to an American all-star team at Yankee Stadium in front of 20,000 spectators. The team had arrived in the United States on September 14th for a tour that was arranged by the Federation of Polish…

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Chuck Freedman still has the tickets from the Aug. 18, 2013, Detroit Tigers game.

Memories of a Coach and Good Friend

It happened a little more than five years ago, but Chuck Freedman remembers every detail. Going to a Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park on a hot Sunday August afternoon with his father-in-law and good friend Richard Maltz. Watching and worrying as Maltz became ill at the stadium before the game and was taken to…

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Detroit Games co-chair Karen Gordon, director Jeremy Fishman and co-chair Franci Silver along with Stacie Francombe and Carissa Mindt from Atlanta

Wanted: Maccabi Games Participants

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will play host to the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest next year. Aug. 4-9, 2019, to be exact. Even though the dates are about 10 months away, a call went out last week for local athletes to try out for Detroit teams and sign up for individual sports,…

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Coach Barry Brodsky (third from left) and assistant coach Allie Brodsky (holding trophy) celebrate the Birmingham Marian girls soccer team’s latest state championship with assistant coaches (from left) Peter Hensoldt, Adam Gorski, Reid Friedrichs and Mike Schimmel.

An Amazing Run

First, here’s why Birmingham Marian High School girls soccer coach Barry Brodsky doesn’t talk to the media after his team wins a game, unless it’s a state championship game. It isn’t superstition as was reported often in area newspapers during this season. “I have some young assistant coaches. I want them to get used to…

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Jewfro: Don’t Cheer For Me, Argentina, Part 2

Read Part 1 first. Adrift after the tournament, aftershocks of the F-bomb I dropped still reverberating, I stumbled onto a path toward recovery from choaching (cheering + coaching). A seemingly desperate measure that has helped me through these desperate times: Silent Soccer. As Stefan Fatsis describes it in Slate magazine, Silent Soccer is a movement…

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Ben Falik at a soccer game. Jewfro.

Jewfro: Don’t Cheer For Me, Argentina, Part I

Hi, my name is Ben and I’m an addict. I’ve had this problem for years, but I was never willing to admit it was an addiction until a Memorial Day bender that left my eyes bloodshot, voice hoarse — At risk of spoiling the suspension of disbelief, I’m going to stop here to disclaim that…

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Jewfro: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Kitchen

I’ve never met Sammy Vieder, but we live less than a mile apart and I’m pretty sure we’re related. Not related as a result of the sprawling extended family I married into almost 12 noisy years ago. Nor to be confused with my brother Sam, my cousin Sam, my nephew Sammy or my grandma’s second…

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Allie Brodsky, a two-year captain of the Kalamazoo College women’s soccer team, is greeted by teammates.

Two Knee Surgeries Later, She’s Still Playing Soccer

Above: Allie Brodsky, a two-year captain of the Kalamazoo College women’s soccer team, is greeted by teammates. Soccer and family have always been big parts of Allie Brodsky’s life. She played soccer for four years at Birmingham Marian High School (2010-2013), coached by her father, Barry Brodsky. Allie was a team captain, All-State defender, and state…

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