Last week, while online, somehow I landed on the website for American Pro Soccer. I really enjoy watching soccer. I gained an appreciation for it afer going to a heated rival game in Hamburg, Germany once. I'd thought about looking into American soccer, but not seriously. So when I landed on the site I decided to look around to see if there were any teams close. I found that there are 2 teams within a few hours of where I live, the New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution. It looked like fun so I booked two tickets to the New England Revolution game against Colorado Rapids.
We had a blast at the game. First of all, tickets to soccer games are much more affordable than football, basketball, or baseball games. Second, only certain parts of the stadium are open, so you're pretty much garunteed an awesome seat. Third, soccer fans really get into it, so the atmosphere is really fun. Next time we're definetely getting tickets in "The Fort" so we can stand, sing, and cheer, with the rest of them.
The first few mintues of the game were definetely the most eventful. That's when goals were made by both New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids. The rest of the game was a fight on both sides. Colorado played agressive. It seems like there were always about 5 players on the ball and made many attempts throughout the game to shoot for goals. Luckily the goal keeper for New England Revolution was on top of all the attempts and neither teams achieved a second point.
As much as I'm not a fan of New England, they just didn't look like they were playing together as a team and definetely not aggressive enough. Like I mentioned before, the Colorado Rapids played aggressive and made sure to always have pressure on the ball. Which meant NE had a lot of players usually open. So you would naturally think that if Colorado was playing on the ball, to take advantage and pass to open players, but open players were not taking strategic positions and weren't getting passed to anyway.
Momentum started picking up in the last 5o 10 minutes, but regretfully it was too late.
Overall though my family had a blast and I think we're going to be more regular soccer goers. I just hope NE will stup up there game a little bit in future matches.