Last week Z and I
went down to LA
for the Galaxy vs. Chivas USA match.
This was kind of a big deal,
first because we love the MLS,
and second because these two teams
share a 'home' stadium, pretty much
making them arch-enemies.
We opted to sit in one of the Galaxy's
supporter sections, but no worries,
I remain forever
Fire Til I Die!
Yep, there's that beautiful Chicago Fire flag.
A kind of creepy inflatable Chivas guy.
Landon Donovan & Becks
It's not Section 8,
but you can't match the
palpable excitement &
absolute sense of community
found in a supporter section.
Happy Z, content Z
Z waving that blue Galaxy flag...
& his reaction when I called him out
for (being a traitor) cheering on another team.
Oh, I don't really blame Z.
He gets really excited sometimes,
especially where Landon Donovan is concerned,
so I know he just couldn't help himself.
me? I had an awesome time, too,
reveling in all the excitement,
but I couldn't bring myself to
specifically cheer for either team.
Familiarity's part of the beauty of the MLS.
Supporter sections use chants & songs
during each match,
but many of the tunes and rhythms
are similar, with words adapted
for each team.
So I just sang along using the Fire lyrics instead.
After the match
we drove just down the street
where we picked up
a few things
to make our house
a little more like home.
All in all,
a beautiful day.