Report: John Cassella
Photo: Siddhi Kayestha
Creative Support: Pawan Shrestha
Football mania has hit D2Waltham. Despite drizzle and the threat of a major downpour almost 20 D2 players took to the artificial surface at Brandeis University. The level of play has gone beyond a friendly pick up match to serious football.
This week Nilesh apparently irritated by some unfriendly blogger comments took over and conducted a clinic. While the usual suspects (Omkar, Tika, PawanP, SudeepA, Upendra and Raju) demonstrated their pitch prowess they were joined by several new comers who raised the level of completion. Chip “Sand Bag” Pulitzer who scored multiple times with ease has much more game time than he admitted. The Ghimire brothers provided some major fire power. Sanjay’s skills prevented him from some significant trash talk and hazing as he showed up with shin guards (for the casual fan they are purely for whimps, real players like PawanS never wear these and his below the knee Kobe Bryant basketball shorts. Ujwal had his nights confused. While he was outstanding with his speed and ball handling on the pitch he was better attired for a Rafael Nadal lookalike contest than the beautiful game in his sleeveless muscle shirt.
A good time was had by all. Sadly the next match will be in two weeks as there is a D2 picnic in Henry David Thoreau’s Hood next week.
Nilesh: Our best striker Tika didn’t get any chance yesterday as we had our new player Chip!! He was just outstanding and everyone appreciated his skill and fair play. Welcome to the team Chip!
Siddhi managed to take all pictures in action…