Fire Power and Bumper Cars

admin | August 11th, 2015 - 7:27 am

Sunday, August 9

We woke up for an early game and had breakfast in the hotel. Once everyone was ready we headed over to the field around 10. We got ready in the locker rooms and headed out onto the field. The grass was great but not all of the lines were painted on yet. The corners, parts of the box, and the center circle were there but we had no sidelines or midfield. However, we did have referees and they handled the field pretty well. Before, the game started we walked back into the tunnel and did an official walk out. The game itself went very well for us. Everyone started fast and we really dictated the tempo of the game. We had much more of the ball and created far more chances and the scoreline showed this at halftime. We were up 3-0. The second half was very similar to the first. We were very clearly the better team and because of this some people got to try new positions. Tyler, Giancarlo, and Dashiell all got a chance further up the field at forward and Dash even managed to score the final goal in a 8-0 victory. After some hard games to start the trip it was nice to get a win like that. After the game we took pictures with the other team and some of us even gave them our jerseys. Then we headed back to the hotel to get ready for the carnival at Viseu that night.

After the game we all headed back to the hotel, while there we were able to catch a couple of Premier league soccer games on tv, like the Arsenal vs West ham and Liverpool vs Stoke. Some of us also went to the pool to relax and have a good time. At around 5 we all got on the bus and headed to Viseu for a carnival. The carnival was a great time. The whole team took part in dramatic bumper cars games, and a few of us also went on rides. We also rented scooters that we raced around the carnival safely. The carnival was a lot of fun and everyone had a great time. After we all headed back to the hotel and watched the Sporting vs Benfica game. Then watched the NYCFC vs Red bulls game in each other’s rooms. All in all it was a fantastic day and now we have one more day before we go back home.

Written by DD and PL


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