what started my excitement was this.
then i saw this.
yes, it’s the World Cup.
i enjoy Soccer (or futbol as it’s called in the rest of the world) in 2006 i watched many of the WC games. there was this amazing national fervor from the teams competing that i found fascinating. one of my favorite things was during the pregame introductions when the teams(and the crowds) would sing their national anthems. amazing.
(side note: i think it’s a shame that American athletes in international competitions rarely sing the Star Spangled Banner. that should be required homework to be on the national teams. i’m not a zealous flag waving patriot, but if you are going to represent my school or my country, you’d better know the song)
i’m hoping to watch at least a game or maybe even two with my good buddy Kit Taupin. Kit will be rooting for his beloved English Footballers, while i of course will be pulling for Team USA. in our discussions about soccer, terminology often comes up that maybe would be confusing for the casual American soccer fan, so i thought i would include some European (British) soccer terms so that we all might understand better.
treble=winning 3 trophies in one season.
and speaking of “treble’s”, here is a short video of Argentinian star Milito scoring the two goals in Inter-Milan’s UEFA Cup win over Bayern-Munich. enjoy, especially the “Goooooooooooaaaaaaaallllllll!!”