I much prefer watching sporting events on TV, because the comforts of a couch and warmth of my humble abode is much more appealing to me than being out in the elements for hours. However, the one sport I do not mind watching in person is a soccer game. Football games are usually always too cold for me to watch in person, and I despise how long the games take with so many time outs. Being a former softball player, I like baseball but find the games slow and boring to watch. I’d rather being playing instead, but I still don’t mind going to a game once in a while on a nice sunny day. On the other hand, soccer is dynamic and fun to watch. We both have come to enjoy soccer tremendously, and last Saturday we took the opportunity to blend in with local Montrealers at the MLS Montreal Impact game held at Saputo Stadium. The Impacts played against Colorado Rapids and despite the game ending as a tie, we thought the Montreal Impacts controlled the game. We had a lot of fun, and the warm spring weather couldn’t have been any better.
Before the game, both English and French were spoken, welcoming American guest players and highlighting the players from the home team. America’s national anthem song was sung, followed by Canada’s national anthem song. When the introductions were all over, the cheering and fun began. Fans stomped their feet and shouted “go” repeatedly in French. “Allez, allez, allez!”
Do you like soccer? Are you looking forward to next the World Cup as much as we are?