WORLD CUP EXTRAVAGANZA
Original post made by New Soccer Fan, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2010
I was up at 6:30 this morning watching the USA play Slovenia in the World Cup. I was hooting and hollering in my PJ's, sloshing coffee all over the place. Then I stopped and wondered why, all of a sudden, I was watching soccer. I'm an averagely avid NFL fan, and soccer, well it's a distant and slower cousin of American football. Then I realized that today, ALL KIDS play soccer. In the old days ALL KIDS played Little League. So, as a normal American, I took my kids to soccer practice, both my boys and my girl since they were playing 8 and Under. They stopped at the normal ages, but I've seemed to have picked up the bug. A full generation of kid's soccer is finally taking root. GO USA!