I was in a training conference this week and the trainer is a lifelong Spurs fan from Finland. We got to a restaurant for lunch a little before half and things were looking like Ajax was going to win fairly comfortably. The group ended up heading back with about 15 minutes left to tour the Autodesk gallery while he was going to stay and watch the end and meet us back in the training room. Needless to say, he's delighted, but a little conflicted since his adult son is a lifelong Liverpool fan.
Forward Madison FC is the last division 3 team in the US Open Cup. One more win and I think they would play an MLS team. So far all three initial games have been away unfortunately Would be crazy to host an MLS team for something meaningful. They do have a few friendlies this summer against Hertha Berlin, Minnesota United FC, and Queretaro FC though so those should be fun.
This Saturday they're home and looking like almost sure chance of heavy thunderstorms. Better buy a poncho.
Never got around to posting this here, but went to the Gold Cup final in Chicago between the US and Mexico. Was my first time seeing the national team so that was great. US fan turnout was pretty bad though. Probably 70/30 in favor of Mexico fans. Took my dad even though he's not a big soccer fan, but figured he'd be interested in going to Soldier Field. Either way had a good time.
Haven't watched the Premier League in a while, or should say paid attention to it outside of catching a random game. Was watching Arsenal blow it against Real Madrid earlier in the week and thought maybe I'd try to follow it a bit more this year.