20 August 2014 : The Budding American

American Lesson #1 : Football & Beer

American Lesson #1 : Football & Beer

Melinda, Chloe, Ella, Chloe*, and I took Théo to a Seattle Sounders FC soccer match tonight. On the way home we stopped at the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for root beer floats. Théo said he enjoyed being in a grocery store at 10pm and, as you can see, thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Seahawks paraphernalia in front of the cheap beer. Melinda took a picture so his parents can be proud of his budding Americanism.

About that soccer game, the Sounders played the San Jose Earthquakes and were heavily favored to win. Instead, the two teams battled to a 1-1 tie. The game was actually a little frustrating for Sounders fans. They outplayed San Jose, but were tied 0-0 at the half.

American Lesson #2 : At sporting event, eat hamburger with hands while balancing fries on lap.

American Lesson #2 : At sporting event, eat hamburger with hands while balancing fries on lap.

During the intermission, Théo and I hustled down to the concessions to get cheeseburgers, garlic fries, and root beer (more American training), returning to our seats in time to see Seattle score a goal in the first minute of the second half (during the only time during the whole match that we were seated). They completely controlled the play after that, up until San Jose scored 20 minutes later on a fairly cheap goal. Despite a plethora of chances and shots, the Sounders could not regain the lead.

On Théo’s training, I believe he videotaped the playing of the American national anthem before the match began.

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