Here’s a little story about series of unfortunate events that actually turned out ok. Little piece of advice, never buy new phone if your phones screen goes out of commission. Just keep an eye out for a cell phone repair store and if you break your phone in Portland make sure you take it to the Beaverton cell phone screen repair specialist.
So me and some of my buddies from Seattle decided to take a little trip down to Portland, Oregon to watch the Seattle Sounders play against their rival cross state team, the Portland Timbers. For those of you who don’t know these are two soccer teams in the Major League Soccer in America.
I actually have a very close friend from my UW soccer days, who plays for the Seattle Sounder’s. So He hooks me up with some nice seats every game for a good price.
Not only was it a big game because of Seattle and Portland’s rivalry, but also it was a game to win our conference and advance to the semi finals of the MLS. My friends and I were so fired up for the game. We were all donning a Seattle Sounder jerseys, but we aren’t like the hard-core fans you see on TV with their costumes and face paint. The fan spirit is one of my favorite aspects of the game. Obviously American soccer fans aren’t as crazy as the European and South American, but they still make it fun.
Right from the start the game was a battle. Dempsey and Anderson started barreling down the field from the kick off. Anderson passed it to Dempsey, who decided he was on fire because he took on the whole defense, out dribbling them, and shooting the ball into the top left upper 90 of the goal, putting the goalie to shame. The roar of the Seattle crowd was beautiful. Dempsey was lit. He ran across the sideline pointing to the fans celebrating. Green, blue, and white towels and confetti flew everywhere. Dempsey’s teammates all rushed him in excitement. If you want to help get your teams moral boosted at the start of a game, a goal is definitely the best way to do it. Now all they have to do is keep their focus, score another goal, and play lock down defense.
The Timbers got lucky off of a header in a corner kick, close to the start of the second half. Bringing the game to 1-1 stalemate. Near miss shots and blocks on goal were flying from both sides of the pitch. It looked like the game was heading into over time until Dempsey again took charge and showed his dominance on the field. Yedlin, one of Settles defenders, took the ball all the way from the back and crossed the ball to Dempsey from midfield. Dempsey put a beautiful touch on the ball. Dribbling across the last two defenders, on a break away to the goal he buried the ball into the cross bar bouncing it into the goal. Seattle had won! We were on our way to the semi finals! The Seattle crowd roared in excitement every one out of their seats chanting and blowing their vuvuzela’s.
What turned out to be a very exciting day quickly turned out to have some disaster. While I was cheering I was filming the excitement with my phone and some idiot knocked it out of my hand. It smacked the cement floor with a crunch. Horrified I picked up my phone horrified by its cracked screen. Before I could turn around to see who it was they were long gone. It felt like someone had just hit and run my car. Still somewhat happy from the great win that day deep down I was very angry.