• The Coronavirus is making headlines locally and around the world. The virus is having an even greater impact on economies and supply chains and is even effecting the beautiful game in a negative way. The virus is certainly on the radar as football (soccer) governing bodies are discussing suspending league play in certain countries to avert a greater crisis. And talk of suspending the Olympic games and more show how the virus is impacting even the sports that many love. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad looks at what the Bible says about a Christian believers response during times like these. Building off of descriptions of the events of the last days found in the book of Revelation,

    Mar 11,
  • Well, technically, Major League Soccer (MLS) began on the last day of February for the 2020 season, but close enough. As the season kicked off last week (and the Colorado Rapids were the first game) it started the 25th season for the top flight soccer league in the U.S. The MLS season has had varied lengths in its 25-year history, and most recently the league condensed its season to run league competition games between the months of March and November. 34 games are par for the course — 17 home and 17 away; throw in a few exhibition games, an Open Cup tournament, weekly training sessions and travel and it makes for a busy 9 months. But this is just games!

    Mar 06,
  • This past Saturday, was a fun first for Soccer Chaplains United as we held a packing and sorting party for a couple of our upcoming Community Projects. There were six or seven volunteers (besides my own family) who gave a portion of their time to help sort, count, and pack. The first project was for a large request from Musana which is shipping containers to the country for school rooms. This is our first time working with Musana and their project going to Uganda. It was unique as we packed items into specially purchased bins which will be delivered in a few weeks as they finish their build out. A bit of an assembly line was formed to count and

    Mar 05,
  • Defend Memphis, the motto of United Soccer League - Championship team, Memphis 901 FC, has an interesting history behind it. That motto not only helps characterize the city of Memphis, it can give inspiration to others, as well. In today's From the Touchline episode, Rev Brad hosts special guest Rev Greg Aydt, chaplain for Memphis 901 FC. Rev Brad and Rev Greg talk about Greg's experience for the first year working with Memphis 901 FC, life in the USL- Championship, and how chaplains can offer support for athletes, coaches, and staff when they go through the ups and downs of the game. Resources referenced in today's podcast include: How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life, Dr. Bob Rotella From

    Mar 04,