USMNT Gold Cup 2015 opener

by | Jul 8, 2015

USMNT_goldcup2015_scarfandtixIt’s always special sharing things with your kids. Andrew and I got to share our first time to see the US Men’s National Team (USMNT) live as they kicked off (heh… punny) the 2015 Gold Cup competition at FC Dallas’s stadium in Frisco.

We had great seats behind one of the goals in a huge crowd of the “American Outlaws”, the semi-official USMNT supporter’s group who have organized chapters across the country, but also travel to support the team whenever they play. We’ve seen and heard them in matches over the years, and it was great fun to be a part of it!

USMNT_goldcup2015_usflagcrowdAfter the National Anthem (the loudest and most energetic I’ve ever heard!), we unrolled a giant American flag in our section. This picture is from *underneath* the flag – so much patriotic energy!

The match, itself, left a bit to be desired. Even though we ended up winning 2-1, the chemistry that recent USMNT outings have shown in international friendly victories over Germany and the Netherlands just wasn’t there on the pitch.

Hopefully, they’ll get it sorted.

In the meantime.. #OneNationOneTeam!