Ten-year-old Jacob Muchnick can't wait to fulfill his dream of watching his favorite English Premier League soccer star Carlos Tevez play at the Manchester City stadium and then stopping by for autographs after the game.
His 12-year old brother Justin looks forward to competing against some of the toughest youth soccer teams in England. Both boys will get their wish when their team, HOGO FC, travels to England next month on a 10-day soccer excursion.
The team is comprised of some very talented local soccer players most of whom had high level club soccer experience but appeared frustrated with strict dedication required by most club soccer coaches. So their father Adam Muchnick, a former soccer player at Stanford, started his own team to give his sons Jacob and Justin as well as some of their soccer playing friends the chance to play high caliber soccer while still playing other sports. The name HOGO FC is an acronym for "Hustle Our Guts Out" which is the team's motto and guiding principle.