AC St. Louis hosted a season ticket seat selection party Saturday. Unfortunately, I was unable to arrive at AB Soccer Park til the latter stages of the get-together, but still managed to have a great time. I was ably assisted by Chris Hartman of the team’s front office staff and picked two seats in Section 3. I love the view, and omigod, can’t wait for the season to begin.
I purchased a Steve Ralston #14 t-shirt, which Steve graciously signed. What a great, down to earth gentleman. We talked for several minutes, and he also gave an autograph for my daughter Sarah who also attended Oakville High. Steve’s injury rehab is coming along well and he is still targeting May 1st as the date he’ll be able to play. Along with being the MLS record holder for games played, games started, minutes played, assists and game-winning assists, Steve is also a talented outdoorsman who has caught 10 pound largemouth bass while in Florida. Since Steve’s pro career has taken him away from St. Louis for more than a decade, he’s looking for some good local bass fishing opportunities. If you have any suggestions, please place them in the comments section below. Busch’s Wildlife, perhaps? I told him that there was a lake right behind the field in Unger Park, so I imagine he’ll have a rod and reel and some lures in the back of his car for a few after practice casts.
I also had the pleasure of meeting ACSTL forward Elvir Kafedzic and goalkeeper Chad Becker, and got to chat with defender Jack Traynor again. All very nice guys who we’ll be rooting for in the upcoming months. Nice party, good crowd and I’m thrilled with my tickets. Hopefully some of the guys will give us a little time for some interviews in the coming weeks. Also want to add a shout out to ACSTL’s Luke Kreamalmeyer, who was chosen as the STLsoccer.net Player of the Week, and to St. Louis Athletica’s Hope Solo and Shannon Boxx, who helped the US Women’s National Team again capture the Algarve Cup in Portugal last week. Athletica’s Lori Chalupny, a mainstay of our national team, is recuperating from injury and was unable to take her regular place on the women’s squad.
Pictured: Chad Becker, Steve Ralston and yours truly, Elvir Kafedzic
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