And we’re off

Welcome to The Offside Trap, the newest member of the Fayetteville Observer’s list of blogs.

As the title suggests, this is a soccer blog.

Wait, I saw that.

Somebody shrugged.

Well, as it so happens that plenty of people play and follow the beautiful game in the Cape Fear region. So I’m mainly talking to them.

Much like our youth sports site, this site is going to be constitutional – that’s for the people, by the people.

We’re smack in the middle of high school boys’ soccer (more on that later), the youth season is under way in Hope Mills and will be this weekend across the rest of the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Rec umbrella. And I’m sure our friends at the Fayetteville Soccer Club are gearing up for fall activities as well.

How are we going to cover all this?

Hopefully, with plenty of help from you. We need pictures. We need videos. We need game reports. I don’t care if it’s from a Termite game or a Mid-Southeastern 4A clash. Just send it.

Got any of that? Send it to me at

And, because I’m a fan of the sport, we’ll probably kick around some EPL, MLS and international soccer news as well.

Anyway, I’m excited about this project. But it won’t work (read: stay around) without you.

With your help, we won’t lose our shape at the back. And we’ll serve it into the box and head it home.

OK, enough cheesy soccer puns.

Welcome to the blog…


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