Julius Perez, Reporter

This past Thursday, the 11th of February, City High Men’s Soccer kicked off its year with an open play. The open play took place in the Mercer Gyms, attended by players who are interested in trying out for the City High Men’s soccer teams in the spring. It was stressed that masks must be worn at all times, and without a mask players would not be allowed to participate.

“I’m ready to get back into playing soccer, even during the unprecedented time of the global pandemic. Even though soccer won’t be the same as it was, I can still find a sense of normalcy and comfort in the fact that we’re having a season,” Vince Johnson ‘22 said. 

Last year, in the wake of the pandemic, soccer season was cancelled. This left Ben Horowitz ‘22 eager to get back on the field.

“Especially after missing last season I’m excited to play again, it will be fun to get out there with the guys,” Horowitz said. With as many as 30 players showing up to the open play on Thursday, Coach Jose Fajardo made it clear his expectations about COVID and the soccer season.

“Everyone needs to be responsible,” Coach Fajardo said.