Yesterday, Lee and I had our date night at the semi-final MLS soccer game between Real Salt Lake and FC Dallas. We had a few reasons to be excited:
- Soccer is awesome!
- Date night is awesome!
- The Utes lost to the Horned Frogs earlier that afternoon, so we were hoping we would have better luck at the Real game.
- Churros taste so much better at sporting events.
If you've never been before, here are a few things that I look forward to:
- The extremely graceful players.
|This guy looks like he just completed a triple salchow!|
- The wonderful acting.
|Act 1. There was a collision.|
|"This guy is REALLY hurt. Look at him--he's on the ground. It obviously was that guy's fault."|
|"Oh I'm SO hurt! I'm on the ground, moaning in pain. Yellow card that guy, ref! (moan!)" End of Act 1.|
- The atmosphere.
|The Rio Tinto Stadium--beautiful!|
- The food.
- And the crazy crazy fans.
|These fans have a drums, chanting, a smoke/fog machine and a confetti machine. Crazy!|
|The Real flag got passed along by the fans|
|Streamers are key to celebrating a goal!|
|This guy was dressed as a soccer cleat and his date was dressed as a soccer ball! Crazy fans!|
The score was 1-1, but Real needed to score 2 more points to win outright and advance (I'm not sure how all that works out, so ask Lee.) Oh well. We still had a great time! Soccer is so much bigger than you can imagine--if you ever get a chance to go, take it!
|A couple more crazy fans!|