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Liam and Real So Cal on fire in win over CZ Elite

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Real So Cal and Liam Howell came back on fire against CZ Elite from Pasadena – with a 6-0 shutout – after last week’s tough battle in a tie game with Arsenal.

Jason #19 had three goals (with two assists by Jeffrey #23), and Brian B #14, Brian C #2 and Tate #16 each had one goal, spreading the scoring around on what was a very active game for the offense.

Liam, as usual, was rock solid in goal with yet another shutout.

“He didn’t see a lot of action, but was a brick wall when he did,” Liam’s dad, Tommy said.

Liam said he was happy with the win but added that “even though we won I feel we have to keep getting better.”

Nice work guys! Way to play strong!




Real So Cal and Liam Howell faced a tough challenge in week four against Arsenal from San Bernardino. Missing both Coach Ikes and their top player, Tate #16, the boys still managed to hang on for a 2-2 tie.

It was a “very physical, tough tough game,” Liam’s dad, Tommy said. “Super proud of our boys.”

Marvin #11 and Jason #19 scored Real So Cal’s two goals, and Liam played strong in goal to hold Arsenal to just 2.

Way to hang in there guys!! Go REAL SO CAL!!!




Real So Cal and Liam Howell grabbed another shutout in week three against the Fram youth soccer club, 3-0.

Scoring for Real So Cal were Jason, #19, Jeffrey, #23 and Brian B. #14.

Way to get em guys! Go Real So Cal!!

Coach Ikes
The boys beat Fram 3-0 on Sept. 22




Real So Cal lost its second game of the season in a close match against the league’s top team, The Golden State Football Club (GSFC). Final score was 4-3. Real So Cal is still the second highest ranked team in the league.

Good game guys. You’ll get em next time!! Go Real So Cal!!




Liam and his team Real So Cal faced tough competition in the first soccer match of the season on Sept. 8, 2012 – but they came through and pulled off the big win against the LA Galaxy Junior team 6-0.

The team will play Saturdays this fall. We’ll keep this post updated with their record for all you folks that want to follow their progress!




9/8/12: Real So Cal 6, LA Galaxy Jr. 0
9/15/12: Real So Cal 3, Golden State Football Club 4
9/22/12: Real So Cal 3, Fram Youth Soccer Club 0
9/29/12: Real So Cal 2, Arsenal (San Bernardino) 2
10/6/12: Real So Cal 6, CZ Elite (Pasadena) 0

Liam Howell gets 3 shutouts and his 1st goal in tourney win!!

Liam Howell has been tearing up the soccer field lately with his team Real So Cal.

Liam, who’s 11, plays in the under-12 boys team. The team killed the Thousand Oaks Classic Tournament on Aug. 25-26.

On Aug. 25, with Liam playing goalkeeper (his usual position), the team won its first game 5-0 and its second game 7-0.

On Aug. 26, with Liam playing forward (his first time not playing goalie, according to Tommy), the team won its first game 5-0 and Liam scored his first goal for the club.

In the final on Aug. 26, Liam went back to goalkeeping and helped his team get another shutout, this time 4-0.

That’s three shutouts and a goal for Liam in the tourney (and four shutouts for the team as a whole). Look out MLS – the kid’s on his way to the pros!

Here’s some shots of Real So Cal after the win (taken by Tommy). Congratulations boys!:

Real So Cal U-12 Boys will start regular season play on Sept. 8, with games every Saturday.


Question: Married? Kids? What’s everybody up to?
Answer: Happily married to wife Sylvie for 20 years (Married July 25, 1992). Daughter Izzy (Born Feb. 17, 1993) is attending Columbia University, Son Dash (Born Jan. 2, 1997) is in high school and an avid skateboarder. He plans to play on his high school soccer team as a midfielder/defender (2012-2013), Yongest Son Liam (Born April 24, 2001) is a talented soccer goalie for Real So Cal who just started 6th grade (fall 2012).

Question: Who is your role model and why?
Answer: My father. Because he’s always been true… And always will.

Question: What are you most proud of?
Answer: My kids!

Liam Howell

Question: You still doing magic?
Answer: A bit for the kids

Question: Do you have any pets?
Answer: Two dogs, Maggie the German Shepherd (Tommy’s dog, 10 yrs old in 2012) and Lola the Yorkie (Sylvie’s dog, 5 yrs old in 2012)

Question: Who is the mellower dog, Maggie or Lola? Who eats more?
Answer: Maggie by far is mellower, and naturally eats more being the bigger doggy. If you’ve wondered to feed a big dog, you should feed your German Shepherd these foods.

Question: Lola looks like a little rascal! Lol!Do you have a preference for smaller dogs?Would you ever get a large dog like a Mastiff?
Answer: Love all digs… My Golden Retriever passed and now we just have the lil dudes…

Question: What is your fondest Childhood memory? besides riding in
Answer: Riding my horses with my family.

Question: Does your son aspire to follow in your acting footsteps?
Answer: Not really! Thank god

Dash and Liam Howell

Question: What are your kiddos favorite subjects (in school)?
Answer: Liam is a math wiz. Dash loves English and Izzy? Well, she’s a super freaky genius/artist type!!! Lol

Question: Do you skateboard or going with the kiddos?
Answer: We all skate!

Question: Tommy, you & your kids wear helmets!
Answer: Of course!

Question: who’s your favorite person In the world???
Answer: My family and my dog Maggie!
Question: What breed is your dog maggie
Answer: Boston Terrier

Question: Mr Howell, do you plan to appear in productions with your children again?
Answer: Not anytime soon…

Question: Have you or your kids played the LA Noire game?
Answer: My son Dash loves it!

Question: Your older son (Dash) looks A LOT like young you. (: Does he have a Twitter? Hehe
Answer: Not yet. 😉

Question: What’s ur secrect 2 a great marriage?
Answer: Forgive and forget

Question: Izzy is a talented artist and Liam’s a soccer wiz kid; what does Dash like to do?
Answer: Wants to be a cinematographer

Izzy Howell

Question: Does Sylvie enjoy sports as well or are you sent off to the mancave to watch?
Answer: It’s understood..

Question: What sports are your kiddos fans of Tommy?
Answer: Soccer, hockey and football

Question: Is Dash getting a twitter soon?
Answer: I asked him yesterday and he said he wasn’t into it yet!

Question: Is Dash taller that 5’9?! i hope so..
Answer: Dash is 6’3″

Question: Does dash wanna be in the rodeo like you did?
Answer: He skateboards!

Question: has Dash ever thought about acting?
Answer: Hates the notion!

Question: Does dash have a twitter or fb?
Answer: He has FB
Answer: Doesn’t take a genius to find out… Doesn’t mean he’ll “friend” people… So chill, child!

Question: Apparently Liam shares your love for sports….Does Dash?
Answer: Not as much as Liam and I

Question: What does Dash do when your with your golfing buddy?
Answer: Cant get Dash to golf. Says “it’s not his thing” 😦
Answer: Dash is a skateboarder/gamer/computer dude!

Tommy and Sylvie Howell

Question: whats the best gift you were ever given?
Answer: My children

Question: Does Liam have a Twitter?
Answer: He does now – @Liam_Howell

Question: Does Izzy have a Twitter?
Answer: Hers is @izzyhowell

Question: Does Sylvie have a Twitter?
Answer: Hers is @sylvie_howell

Question: How’d you come up with the name Dashiell? I mean, it’s a ‘dashing’ name, but I’ve never heard of it, before! 🙂
Answer: Dashiell Hammett was an amazing author if noir crime stories… Wrote The Maltese Falcon (my fav) and The Thin Man (wife’s fav)

Question: ARE YOU A CAT OR DOG PERSON?? p.s I love you!!!
Answer: Cat? Not so much… Dog? So much!

Question: As you already know, your daughter is unbelievably talented!! At what age did you notice her artistic abilities?!?
Answer: She’s amazing. Always has been freakishly talented!!

Question: Random question, how old was he, Izzy & Dash too, when you allowed them to have a cell phone?
Answer: Liam said he was in 2nd grade… But He’s always been responsible.

Question: Good evening honey, 2 quick questions 4 ya. What do you believe to be ur greatest accomplishment & do u believe in God? : )
Answer: 1.My children 2. Yes, deeply… Thanks for the tweet!