Lakewood Elementary Soccer Team
Lakewood Soccer Field
Largest Win (mentioned)
2-0 vs Mighty Mountain
Largest Loss (mentioned)
0-6 vs Mighty Mountain
The Lakewood Elementary Soccer Team represents Lakewood Elementary School in Elwood City in soccer. The team's most skilled players seem to be Francine and Brain, because they are the team captains. Binky may also be rather talented, as in "Binky Rules," he seemed to have a good chance of making the school's "travel team."
They seem to play in an odd formation, according to shots from The Big Blow-Up. They run what looks like a 2-4-4, which is rarely, if ever, used in real-life. Brain is also the closest forward to Francine, so that they can build up passes together and score goals.
Their first coach was either Coach Murphy or Trevor. In the seasons with them as coaches they lost almost every game and did not make it into the playoffs. In Muffy's Soccer Shocker Ed Crosswire becomes coach, and he also became the coach in the chapter book "Arthur and the Best Coach Ever".
They are unofficially known as "Lakewood Soccer". In "Arthur and the Best Coach Ever" (written by Stephen Krensky) the name of the team is the Lakewood Lightning and after Ed Crosswire became the coach they were known as the Crosswire Comets. However, in later books and episodes they have no official name.
UniformsThe team's uniforms were blue with a darker blue circle on the right side and even darker blue sport shorts with a stripe on the side. But in Season 13, it was changed to a green and yellow (picture above).
The "A" Team Chronology of GamesThe chronology of the games seen in Arthur has never been revealed. The four episodes that include their soccer games, and they are Arthur's Dummy Disaster, Muffy's Soccer Shocker, Waiting To Go, The Big Blow-Up, The "A" Team, and Nicked by a Name. Ed Crosswire becomes coach in Muffy's Soccer Shocker and is shown as coach in The "A" Team and Waiting To Go, so we can assume that the games from the two later episodes came after the former. Before Muffy's Soccer Shocker, Trevor the head coach. In The Big Blow-Up, no coach is shown. Trevor probably wasn't their coach then because according to Arthur they always lost with him as a coach. In Arthur's Dummy Disaster, Francine recalls a game in a flashback from the past. We can then assume that the order of the episodes is Arthur's Dummy Disaster, Muffy's Soccer Shocker, The A-Team, Waiting To Go, The Big Blow-Up, Nicked by a Name if the team got better after The A-Team. The team plays games in the Spring, rather than the Winter.
In almost all episodes the team has appeared in their jerseys are sky blue. However, in The Pride of Lakewood they get new jerseys after having problems with the old ones. So after rallying, the team got new jerseys and its colors were changed to green & yellow. In the chapter book "Arthur and the Best Coach Ever" Ed Crosswire changed their jerseys.
|Sue Ellen Armstrong||Defender||6|
|Binky Barnes||Goalkeeper and Forward||1/10|
|George Lundgren||Defender and Goalkeeper||12|
|The Brain||Forward and Goalkeeper||10/1|
|Arthur Read||Forward and Goalkeeper||3|
- Outcome determined but score never mentioned.
- 1- Team was coached by Trevor
- 2- This is the only episode where Muffy plays a game.
- 3- Lakewood was without Francine or Brain this game.
- 4- Against the Elwood City All-Stars.
- 5- This game clinched the playoffs.