I have never been a soccer fan. But I am a sports fan, so I feel a certain sense of obligation to watch as many World Cup games as possible. My daughter, whose team just won a beach soccer tournament in Ocean City, MD this past weekend (they play in socks!), has given me a real appreciation for the game. It has been great watching World Cup games with her.
I also happen to teach at a college that U.S. News and World Report just named one of the best colleges for soccer fans in the nation. (The only NCAA Division III school on the list).
Our Messiah College women’s soccer schedule magnet is now prominently displayed on our refrigerator. It looks like I will be spending several Saturday nights this Fall under the lights at Shoemaker Field.