It was a bit tame compared to the last soccer/futbol game I attended in 2001 in Torino. It was the last home game of the season and Juventis only had a few goals to be tied with Roma for the championships. The crowd noise was pulsating through my body, there were people lighting things on fire and then about 30 minutes before the game ended, the fans stormed the field sending the players for cover. Just as they were getting a handle on the crowd, the people from the other side got through the plexi-glass onto the field. Finally, the announcer said for everyone to get off the field or they would be arrested (they must have said it in English, or I had picked up enough Italian by that time I figured it out). So, the people moved to the edges of the field and the players came back out and finished the game. The intensity of the whole situation was incredible. Juventis won the game and then everyone went out on the field and were tearing up chunks of turf and going crazy. A whole new meaning for the term "and the crowd goes wild" for this seemingly small town American girl.
I guess I got sidetracked (imagine that?). Back to the MLS game:
Number 14 is Robbie Keane and they had just signed him that week from Ireland. He made the first goal and made our Irish eyes smile (that one is for you, Noreen). And the other guy in white is Donovan. I'm sure most of you probably don't really care and this is all pretty funny coming from me, since I'm not much of a sports fan in general.