Sunday, July 09, 2006

Red, White and Very Blue

I won't spend too much time recapping the USA-Czech Republic game, as it was easily the lowlight of an otherwise great trip. The smiles you see on our faces here were wiped off pretty quickly after kickoff.

The Czechs scored five minutes in, took a 2-0 lead before halftime, and won 3-0 over a U.S. squad that looked intimidated and scared. When I was eight and playing soccer, my dad once shouted at me "Stop being so tentative!" It's pretty funny in retrospect, because the other parents wondered how an eight-year old was supposed to know what "tentative" meant. Anyway, I kept thinking about that watching the U.S. play.

The best part of the game? The introductions.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Great support from the US fans, even if the team failed to show up. It was still exciting to say you were there. The roar that went up when the Czech team scored first was thunderous.