The young miss and I ferried to Seattle to watch our first Sounders game. Not an MLS contest, but a CONCACAF Champions League match against a team from Tegucigalpa, Honduras–CD Olimpia.
The whole late afternoon and evening was magical in every way–a nice father/daughter outing most especially. At about the 80th minute, I texted my wife that except for the score (Seattle was trailing 1-0 since the 6th minute) it was a perfect evening. Even the over-priced kettlecorn and lemonade were delicious.
I’ve seen a good bit of professional soccer over the years, but never a finish like tonight’s. Tying goal in the 90th minute. Winner on a penalty in the 97th.
Aside from that, we had delightful rides on the ferry, coming and going. A nice meal in a Thai restaurant near the stadium, then a nice gyro-plate-snack on the way out at a Mediterranean place.
Ran into some Brits at the game wearing Sunderland shirts. I wished them luck after this coming Saturday. Friendly folks, though.