The circus could use guys like Chris Gould, who knows how to juggle with the best of them. But Gould doesn't juggle flaming sticks, or knives, or anything like that — it only seems that way.
Gould juggles his time, a challenge for anybody in this day and age, but particularly for a soccer coach who coaches two college teams — at the same time.
Gould, 30, is Concordia University's "director of soccer," which means he heads both the men's and women's teams for the school. Practice times and game times between the two teams are constantly at war with each other, but Gould is making it work.
Going into the weekend, the men's and women's teams were a combined 6-1, the women at 4-0 and the men 2-1.
"It's tough," Gould admitted. "Making this a one-person job is not very realistic. It comes down to having a good coaching staff, guys you depend on and rely on. The guys we have here are awesome."