Although soccer is not a strong national sport in the USA, it is very followed in most of the world, including Latin America, Europe, Africa, Australia and even Asia is coming along. So get in the spirit of the World Cup this week and support your au pair’s team! Even if her home country did not qualify, she is likely to have a favorite team or want to follow the game.
Yesterday, the International Center of the Upstate organized a fun get-together at the Westin Poinsett Hotel downtown Greenville were we watched the USA vs. England game! It was quite fun to watch with supporters from both teams, and soccer enthusiasts from all over the world! We were so amazed that the USA scored 1-1 (thanks to English goalkeeper Green’s mistake!)… !! GO TEAM!
On Friday, the day the World Cup launched, it was amazing to see South Africa score 1 – 1 against Mexico. The game represents so much hope for the country, embodied in their goal star Tshabalala, who says his country can look forward to the second round of the World Cup if they defeat Uruguay in Pretoria Wednesday.
And today, watching Germany score 4 – 0 against Australia was unbelievable! Such a young team, such confidence… absolutely blew my mind! Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium didn’t have to wait long for its first goal of these finals… Lucas Podolski slamming home after only seven minutes to spark a 4-0 rout for Germany against the ten men of Australia.
Olle, olle, olle, olleeeee!! Have fun watching soccer with your au pair and the whole family, especially if your kids are involved in the sport… how fun to watch first-class players compete.