Zach Loyd, please text me back.

If you see Zach could you ask him to text me, please? He didn't show up to our game on Sunday.

I think I may have screwed things up.

Zach - if you’re reading, please text me back. I was wrong. I may have upset you with my previous post, questioning your resume and qualifications to coach a bottom-division local semi-professional soccer startup club, but I thought I was doing what was best for us.

In a perfectly understandable and not at all frustrating miscommunication, Azul City decided the night before the game to change their jersey selection from their normal home navy blue to their away white. We were not notified.

In a perfectly understandable and not at all frustrating miscommunication, Azul City decided the night before the game to change their jersey selection from their normal home navy blue to their away white. We were not notified.

READ: We need to talk about Zach Loyd.

Pelon scored a hattrick Sunday. It was glorious. You would have loved it.

We could have enjoyed that together. It felt pretty empty without you there.

My $70 signing - excuse me, our $70 signing - showing why we invested so much in him.

READ: Lone Star Republic Secures First Player Transfer in Club History, Signs Juan ‘Pelon’ Salas from Arlington FC for $70 of BAM (Bank Account Money)

Instead, after failing to bring home a victory against bottom-of-the-table Azul City Premier FC in Fort Worth, I’m starting to realize that veteran MLS and national team experience and an “A” coaching license may be more valuable than I thought.

Pelon scored another free kick just like this one, but Azul City failed to record the game :(

It may be a slight step above my failed NCAA D2 college career resume—maybe—but after switching mid-game from your 4-3-3 with two D-mids to a 4-3-3 with one D-mid, I was out of tactical ideas.

I asked Juan Ketterhagen to play both the Sergio Busquets and N’Golo Kanté roles

I asked Juan Ketterhagen to play both the Sergio Busquets and N’Golo Kanté roles

Sure, maybe one day Mino Raiola will respond to my emails about Mourinho’s future employment at the club. Maybe Pep will see our squad on Instagram @lsrsoccer and see a project worth taking on once he’s done at City.

A screenshot from the information Azul City sent LSR Tuesday before the game. We were told this “doesn’t specify whether navy or white is the primary color.” Orly? What about the socks?

A screenshot from the information Azul City sent LSR Tuesday before the game. We were told this “doesn’t specify whether navy or white is the primary color.” Orly? What about the socks?

But, for now, you’re the best available coach in the North Dallas/Richardson area. And I want you back.

We may not have much right now, Zach, but I promise we will make it as a club. One day you will see it was worth sticking around.

If you just didn’t want to drive to Fort Worth, that’s fine! Literally no one wants to drive to Fort Worth. Ever.

There was something so Sunday League about this hot, humid Sunday afternoon game in Fort Worth.

There was something so Sunday League about this hot, humid Sunday afternoon game in Fort Worth.

But I would have driven. Or even paid for your gas! I could have gotten you an Uber. Lyft? Turo? Favor? GrubHub? It’s 2019, Zach. Low-wage transportation should not be an issue.

Zach, if you’re reading this, we have a home game tonight against this same Azul City Premier team. Game starts at 8PM (watch.lonestarrepublic.com)

I’ll be there by 7. I hope you’ll stop by… maybe coach for a while? A chance at revenge from Sunday is at least worth a pregame speech…

Your spot on our sideline will always be open.

The world deserved to witness these jerseys that day

The world deserved to witness these jerseys that day

Tyler Watterson