Charles escalante

Devan Messer

Jesus Ramirez

Frank Maldonado

Josh Basurto

“Inside The Area” Podcast

Charles Escalante (@CHARLESESCA)

Frank Maldonado (@FRANKELTANK33)

Chuy Ramirez (@NOFUEPENALL)


So Much Football, So Little Time

The Beautiful Game. We love it, we breathe it, we cherish it. Not enough great things can be said about this absolutely beautiful sport that connects us all. A lot of you may not know since this is my first post on this website, but I am a big PSG supporter. There is nothing better to me than being able to watch my team play for 90 minutes. Whether it be destroying a weak Guingamp side 9-0, or biting my nails off watching a PK shootout in the Coupe De France Final only to be disappointed in losing to a really good Rennes side. Good or bad, there is nothing I’d rather be doing in that moment. Unfortunately, I have not been able to keep up with as much matches as I would like to this season due to life getting in the way. I’ve often had to settle for keeping up with the score on my phone and watching the highlights later in the day. That just doesn’t compare to watching everything happen live in the moment. No comparison whatsoever.

With that being said, I often wish that there was more time to be able to keep up with all of it. We’ve all seen the speculation and comments of how the genie will look in the new live-action Aladdin movie. Some people love it, some people hate it. I can tell you one thing though: if a blue Will Smith with a ponytail appeared to me and asked me what I wished for, I would wish for more time in the day to be able to keep up with the beautiful game. If not that, then at least take away all my responsibilities so that I can use all my time to watch it. My third wish? I don’t even know. Maybe to see PSG finally win a Champions League? HA!  I currently try to keep up with Ligue 1, MLS and Liga MX due to having clubs I support in those leagues. These three leagues alone are very difficult to keep up with, and I have recently tried to keep up with La Liga more often. I’ve mainly tried to watch Valencia matches due to being a fan of Rodrigo and Guedes. Guedes, the ex-PSG man, was sent on loan to Valencia, shortly before permanently transferring there and I really liked him at PSG so I wanted to see him succeed in Spain given that he wasn’t really given a chance in the French capital. Also was a fan of Gameiro in his stint with PSG. Plus, Valencia seems like a really good club to support. They’ve had success in the past but it’s been a while since then, so I’d like to see them get back there. Now you may ask yourself, what kind of mad man would try to keep up with another league when they can’t even fully keep up with the leagues they currently watch? It’s me, I’m the mad man. I can barely keep up with the leagues that I currently follow, but hell, let’s add another one!

Don’t even get me started on Champions League. The coveted Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham lands on June 1, 2019, and OF COURSE I have something to do that day because God (Lemmy) hates me. I’m already trying to plan out how I will still be able to watch it even with the things I have going on. The love of the footy, it’ll get you. If you haven’t been infected yet, you will be. It is inevitable. I just wish that there was more time available to be able to keep up with it to the extent that I would like. Maybe one day I’ll be able to watch as much as I would like. Until then, catch me looking at my phone for highlights or endlessly searching for good streams that won’t lag on me when PSG is on the counterattack.

One last thing, shout out to the Area 18 FC boys for giving me the opportunity to share my ramblings on their page. They all matter, as do you. Make sure to listen to the podcast! Thanks for reading!


EDIT: Since writing this up, I got to watch Valencia beat Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final and that was an awesome match with a very good end result! Amunt Valencia! 

Soccer Summer from last week, I never hit post.

The Elevens.