Editor's note: Juan Espinal is a junior midfielder on the Muscatine soccer team. He will contribute a guest blog throughout the spring high school season.
Hello, my name is Juan Espinal and I am a junior for the Muscatine Muskies. I want to start off by saying I'm really excited for the season to start. It begins Thursday for me the season is like an adventure.
It's the best part of high school I always look forward to practice and games, and I just enjoy being with my team. We are on the road in West Liberty with kickoff at 6:30 p.m.
We are all pumped. Most of our talent is back. Our forward Anthony Flores (senior) is eligible for the whole season which is good because he will give us some goals, along with sophomore Miguel Carillo a very skilled played that will bring us a lot also.
Our midfield is very strong too, including Ozzy Carillo, Exodus Cardoza, Jacob Koch, and me. Our four defenders from last year all left but we were blessed enough to replace them. Our keeper Nick Morgan is back, too.