Monday, June 28, 2010

Futbol and Fun

This past weekend I really wanted to experience watching a world cup game at a good old fashion American pub. Where the locals who actually watch football know what they are talking about. Now I have to say that I like watching soccer but I'm not fanatical like some people. On Saturday when the US played Ghana my friend Ryan and I went down to the British Bulldog early (We got there at 6:30 am) to watch the game. Good thing we got there that early because we woudn't have got into the pub if we got there later. Let me just say that I have a new found respect for American Soccer fans. The place was packed with cheers,chants, songs, painted faces, flags, drums, and yes even some Vuvuzela's. It was awesome to watch a game in that environment and I'm now a fan for life. Maybe it's time to plan a trip to Brazil for the next World Cup (hopefully the US does better next time).

It was nice to see the country United behind one good cause and I'm sad that we lost but here is a little taste of what I experienced and for 120 minutes we all were best friends without any differences. Just rooting for a country that we all love! This is a video of the reaction right after Landon's Penalty kick. Good times had by all! To bad we didn't win but I have to tell you that this experience made a believer out of me that Soccer can be big in the States if we can just get over that hump. USA! USA! USA!