Women’s World Cup fever hits MOBA Soccer Academy: Last summer, the men got their chance – and France battled its way past Croatia to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup. But starting this weekend, the women get their turn -- and for a full month, the world will watch as the sport’s top athletes run, kick, and score goals in the quest for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Women’s World Cup officially kicks off on Friday, June 7th – and once again, FOX will carry all the action from France as 24 teams (including the United States) compete for soccer’s top prize. This will be the 8th Women’s World Cup competition – and the U.S. women have dominated the tournament in the past, winning in 1991, 1999, and 2015. Team USA’s first match this year will pit them against Thailand on Tuesday, June 11th.
We’ve already got World Cup fever here at Good Day Atlanta, so we decided to spend the morning at a place where we could – quite literally – get in the game a little early! We spent a few hours at MOBA Soccer Academy in Peachtree City, a huge soccer facility which houses two FIFA-sized artificial turf fields and hosts tons of programming for men, women, and children. It’s also the home to the Peachtree City MOBA Men’s USL-2 Team and Women’s WPSL Team, both competitive programs known as “stepping stones” for those who want to play professional soccer.
So…did we pick up any new skills at MOBA Soccer Academy this morning? Click the video player above to find out!
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Summer beach reads and treats with Mary Kay Andrews: She's a New York Times best selling author best selling author and joins on set to talk about her new novel Sunset Beach, her picks for summer beach reads, plus shares recipes for a few of her favorite beach treats. For more click here. For today's recipes see below.
See below for a list of upcoming events with Mary Kay Andrews:
WOODSTOCK, GA | Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Mimosas with Patti Callahan Henry
FoxTale Book Shoppe
105 E. Main St. Suite 138
MARIETTA, GA | Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 7:00 PM
2932 Canton Rd # 220
MILTON, GA | Thursday, June 6, 2019 | 6:00 PM
The North Atlanta Author Series hosted by Bookmiser
855 Mayfield Road
Redneck Caviar recipe
2(15.5) cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes woith green chiles, drained
1 small yellow bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 cup sliced picked okra
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
Corn chips for serving
1. Combine the black-eyed peas, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, okra, and cilantro in a large bowl.
2. Whisk the oil and vinegar together in separate bowl and stir into the black-eyed pea mixture. Serve with the corn chips.
2(12-oz.) cans frozen limeade concentrate
2 (12-oz.) bottles light Mexican beer
2 (8-oz.) cans lemon-lime soda
1 1/2 cups tequila
Lime wedges, for serving
Stir the limeade concentrate, beer, soda, and tequila together in a pitcher. Pour int ice-filled glasses rimmed with the margarita salt, and serve with lime wedges.