Italy wins in penalty kicks. I wasn't surprised that they went into overtime, but some of the calls seemed off to me. This is one time I'm happy to chant "Four more years!"
DC United: 1
Columbus Crew: 0
Still just very, very busy--the details don't make for great reading, I'd imagine, and our busy-ness is probably similar to any other home-owning, working parents.
As gratified as we've been to see such really great world football being played, we thought we'd venture to the stadium to see our local boys play last night. It was a perfect night for football--er, soccer: a luscious breeze, succulent sunshine, comp seats low in the upper deck & exactly on midfield. Oh, and free cookies on the pavilion, lots of inflatables to amuse Tavo, and silly, fun, freebie promo bits ('cause who doesn't need a half-dozen Gatorade lanyards?)
Freddy Adu played a mediocre game. 'Course, DC United was playing a mediocre team (which I know isn't very nice to say about our hometown heroes, but it's the truth). The Crew made a great effort, though; they just couldn't close the deal.
I have to say, though, that I was extremely impressed w/Jacob Thomas' footwork. He spent last year w/a German club & he was, by far, the most electrifying player to watch.
It's been an expensive few days here. New garage doors to be installed late next week, and 16 replacement windows. I'm still in sticker shock over that particular expenditure, but I know we'll recoup a lot of it in energy efficiency & peace of mind.
Now we're off to the store to buy better speakers for the surround, so we can catch the final World Cup game (and actually hear it at a reasonable volume).
Here's hoping you're day is lovely, whatever it is you're doing & wherever you happen to be.