One day as I made my morning commute, I noticed that the two cars in front of me in either lane of the highway had specialty license plates. One was the University of Wisconsin, while the other had the Milwaukee Brewers' logo on it.
Street soccer might be common elsewhere in the world, but you don't often see it in the U.S. or Wisconsin – at least not that I've seen.
In six days, prep girls soccer teams across Wisconsin can start practice. And two weeks from today, they can kick off their 2013 seasons – assuming they can find a field in good enough shape for a game.
Soccer players, coaches and fans probably could come up with a laundry list of issues that the sport's governing bodies should address.
But this offseason, one rule in particular seems to keep popping up: The color of the tape on players' socks must match the color of the socks.
A few weeks ago, a score on the Wisconsin Sports Network boys soccer scoreboard caught my eye: Hartland Arrowhead 5, Waukesha North 2. In overtime. Huh?
At least 20 high school seniors who have committed to NCAA Division I women's programs for the fall played prep girls soccer in Wisconsin this spring.
So why aren't more of them playing in the Wisconsin Masonic All-Star Game on July 28 in Whitewater?
I'm not exactly sure what to make of this, but for the first time I have come across national rankings for teams in the USL Premier Development League and National Premier Soccer League.