We are the greatest football supporters
the world has ever seen. Go Timbers!!
I'm not sure that it is much of a secret, but we are pretty big soccer fans here in our house. We love little kiddie soccer, we've been known to get up extra early to watch certain European matches (well, usually that is just Dan), we cheer big time for the US National team and we definitely have a weak spot for MLS. Most importantly though, we are huge fans of the newest MLS team, our very own Portland Timbers!!
On Saturday, Dan, Calvin and Emme had the opportunity to go to Portland to take in the Timbers match against the Columbus Crew. Going to the game itself would have ben pretty awesome for the kids, but we got their tickets through Kidsports (the organization that they play soccer for) and it provided them the opportunity to participate in the Dream Team where they walked out on the field with a player. It was awesome!! I was watching at home on the computer and was lucky enough to get these screen shots of my kiddos:
|Calvin walking with Crew Captain, Chad Marshall|
|Emme escorting Portland's Kalif Alhassan|
Not only did they get to escort the players out on the field while wearing a Timbers Jersey, they also got to stand with them during the National Anthem. Here are the pics Dan captured:
|Emme is in the middles with the white socks.|
|Calvin is to the left of #14, behind the ref|
|Well, they might have gotten a little |
It was an amazing night for the three of them (Dan is really just a big kid... especially when it comes to soccer) and I'm sure they'll remember it forever. The best part is they got to keep the jerseys that they wore out on the field, which being youth XL sized means