Posts Tagged ‘tailgate’

On Friday evening, I became a proper soccer fan; I have the scarf to prove it – red with blue fringes and “Home of the Brave” in white. It’s actually scarf and a pro-America banner and a keepsake all in one, the giveaway for every fan at the World Cup qualifier between the U.S. and Jamaica at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.

I was there, my first real soccer experience. And it was fantastic, one of the most vibrant sporting events I’ve ever been to for work – I’m a sports reporter by trade – or recreation. That’s despite the fact there wasn’t much on the line; the U.S. already had clinched a trip to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.