October 3, 2011
Monday, September 26th, as recounted by Michael Tomiak
Location: Ralia Sports Center, Maple Grove, Monday Nights
Pitch type: no out of bounds 3G/Rubber Crumb indoor pitch
Game type: Coed, 20 minutes each half
3rd Game of the season and the Outsell super stars were falling nicely into their roles, comfortably slotting the ball around against the opponents. With a flaky start to the season (a good thrashing of 11- 2 but also a close win, 5-3), and a large squad, the team inevitably settled down and found its strengths, skills and pace. For Outsell it is pass & move.
“Pass & move is the Outsell Groove” can often be heard being chanted from the sidelines (which constitutes fans as well as substitutes).
However, where our passing and movement may be above par, our scoring ability is certainly below. With the amount of shots Outsell had, and the % of possession of the ball, we could not quite finish, and get the points on the score board. We tend to blame the tiny goals.
Having said that, we seem to have come across teams with, quite literally, maniacs as goal-keepers, who dive, jump and throw themselves at the ball to block it no matter how hard you shoot.
Also missing key soccer stars crippled the side somewhat, such as Natalia Melendez, the Peruvian international Center Forward, due to a back injury, Kailash, out due to other…err…work commitments, Dinesh ‘the Quidditch man’ out for unknown reasons, as well as Amy Van Schepen and Tim Gilmore. Nonetheless, Outsell had a great performance and workout. The game unfortunately ended 5-3 against Outsell FC.
So 2 losses and a win it now stands at. There is plenty of time (3 more games) for Outsell FC to get back in the game and make it through to the playoffs.
Outsell plays Monday nights in Maple Grove. Please come and support if you get the chance!
March 28, 2011
Off to a Great New Season!
With another season of Outsell soccer underway, facilitating company spirit in the off-hours, an update is needed for this new Outsell team. After a fun and successful season for our male squad, put together by Customer Interaction Specialist, Andres Perez, that season has ended and the Monday night coed season has begun.
February 28, 2011
Twin Cities Enjoy 5th Annual Event
2011 marked the fifth annual U.S. Bank Skyway Open in downtown Minneapolis to raise money for The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. The Clubs’ mission:
“to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
Outsell sponsored 5 teams for the 18-hole mini-golf tournament, featuring professionally designed golf holes by leading Minneapolis-based architects and contractors set up throughout the downtown skyway system.
The course was open to the public Thursday, February 24-26, including a 19th Hole party held on Friday evening. Capital Grille and Rock Bottom Brewery hosted happy hour specials for participants. Saturday completed the event as Family Day, offering a special family rate, popcorn, games, and prizes compliments of Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center.
Clubs and golf balls were provided at each hole courtesy of U.S. Bank and Centennial Lakes Park. Awards were presented to golfers at the end of each day including a Best Dressed category.