It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a soccer match from beginning to end, but I joined millions of Americans in watching the U.S. play Portugal to a heart-breaking draw. The draw gives them an opportunity to move forward in the World Cup, but Portugal scored within the last minute to tie the game and shatter the dreams of beating one of the world’s top-rated teams.
I had forgotten how much of the game is subtle positioning and wonderful athleticism and you can see why soccer fans get so excited when a goal gets scored — I almost kicked over my computer table when the U.S. team scored their second goal. Fun stuff and although it was enjoyable to see Michelle Wie win her first major (watching her putt made my back hurt), the soccer match was much more fun.
I think I’ll be watching futbol over the next few weeks.