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Sunday Soccer in the Turia

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Sunday afternoons, the dusty soccer fields near the Torres de Serrano come alive with fast-paced matches between Valencia’s club teams.

There’s a festival atmosphere to the whole thing. Often, up to 4 matches are being played simultaneously, and friends and family dot the sidelines with coolers of beer and food, usually paying more attention to their conversations than to their hardworking husbands or sons out on the field.


The skill on display is not bad, and I’ve found myself genuinely impressed a number of times. Certainly, these guys play at a higher level than the high school soccer team of my past (no offense, Coach Gaines!)

So if you’re a sports fan, and have been dragged away from the TV by your wife or partner for a Sunday stroll… suggest a walk through the Turia. This time, you win!

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January 27, 2009 at 12:05 pm
  • January 27, 2009 at 12:23 pmMister Bigby

    That first image in that post reminds me…if you haven’t seen the movie “Goal: The Dream Begins”…you really should. Even though it has arguably the worst title I’ve ever seen for a movie, I actually really enjoyed it and thought it was pretty well made.

  • January 27, 2009 at 12:31 pmmpowell

    Actually, I have seen that movie, just called “Goal!” in Europe. It was a lot better than we had been expecting… even Juergen liked it!

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