Friday, November 27, 2009

MLS Finals Game

The Teams at the begining of the game.

My Favorite player, David Beckham!

We haven't done very many things since we have moved here. (being on alternative schedules makes having a date night next to impossible.) As a total impulse buy, we decided to go and watch Real Salt Lake (our home team) vs. the LA Galaxy (the team with my favorite player, David Beckham) play for the MLS finals game (along with 40,000 other soccer fans.). Trav made the joke that we had to move to Seattle in order to watch Real Salt Lake play, which seemed to be the truth. On Sunday, we got to outside the stadium an hour before the game was suppose to start.

It got so cold during the game that we coverd completely up!

We almost missed the kickoff because parking and traffic was a joke! I was just thankful that we got there to watch the players take the field. The game itself was so exciting. It went into overtime and two sets of penalty kicks to determine a winner. Congrats to Real Salt Lake! It was a good game and they seemed to want it more in the second quarter. (LA Galaxy ran out of steam during the second half of the game.) I think I was most impressed by David Beckham. He was definitely a real sportsman. Whenever someone got hurt he would go over and help them up (regardless of the team they were on). But the most impressive thing of the night was after Real had won, they were awarding the trophy. David Beckham in white waiting for Real Salt Lake to be awarded the MLS Cup

Most of the Galaxy team had started to walk off the field, like the losing team usually does. To my complete surprise, David Beckham went over and watched Real Salt Lake get their cup. He was the only player to do this, and it was very respectful. Most of the Galaxy stopped and watched the award ceremony from about 3/4th of the way toward the locker room. (but they only seemed to watch because their team captain went over to watch the awards) I think sports needs more class acts like David Beckham. Way to go to both teams!