She had a couple of reffing jobs this afternoon, so as soon as those were over we headed out to the stadium. I was hoping to be able to stop at a restaurant and have dinner with her before the game. Between our late start, traffic and freeway closures, we decided to get right to the stadium and eat the "delicious" food they were serving there. (gag)
It was a beautiful evening as we set out
We made it!
|Before the game|
|E. "enjoying" her hot dog (she doesn't really like hot dogs either ;) )|
|US Women's Soccer team warming up|
|Swedish team warming up|
|Me and my girl|
The game was so much fun to watch. E. particularly enjoyed watching #4, which is her number and plays the same position as E. :) Wow! She was amazing. They all were amazing. Even though Sweden ended up with the first goal of the evening, the US team seemed more in control of the game. They had so many goal attempts and just couldn't quite make it in. It was agonizing as they went to the goal over and over and it would bounce off the post, or just glance to the side, or the Swedish team would squeak in there and knock it out at the last second.
|Half time score board|
The ref added 3 minutes to the playing time, and both teams fought to the very end. At some point during the second half the crowd started chanting for Alex Morgan. They weren't disappointed! She was subbed in and, wow! Was she fun to watch. Very talented young lady.
|Waving to the fans|
There were over 18,000 people in attendance (record crowd) so we decided to hang out a little before leaving. We watched the players cool down, the post game interview and the coolest part, watching the players come over to the fans who were standing along the railings. One girl had a poster asking Alex for her headband, and she got it! She was so excited! Love to see the athletes interacting with their fans.
|Last photo before leaving|
This evening was so special. Not only because I got to see an amazing soccer game but because I got to see it with one of my most favorite people in the whole world, my sweet 14 yo, first born gal.
Love you E! Thank you for a wonderful evening!