Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Thoroughly Soccer Centric Weekend

We were blessed with perfect weather for a weekend that was more dominated than usual by soccer. In addition to the Saturday games, Doodle also had a Sunday morning game, and we went to the DC United game on Saturday night. Doodle's team won a sportsmanship award for the spring 08 season, and they were rewarded with free tickets to the DC United game (as well as t-shirts and knit scarves). Tootle came along, and she was impressed by the power of the pros. A professional soccer game is like no other sporting event that I've been to: the fans wave massive flags with the team's colors and beat drums. Unfortunately DC United played horribly so there wasn't much to cheer about. Our free seats truly were nosebleed seats; Doodle woke up in the middle of the night with a bloody nose. She wouldn't believe me when I told her about "nosebleed seats" until I challenged her to google it.

Tootle's team continues to dominate their opponents. Doodle's team continues to play awesome defense and to struggle on offense. They split their games this weekend and remain in the middle of their division's standings.


Beverly said...

Sorry to hear of the nosebleed. Rugby is a pretty good game to watch in person too.

AZMom said...

Sounds like fun. I've never been to a pro soccer game. Bummer about the nosebleed. Both my kids get those. Ick.