I don't know about you but today's dramatic come from behind victory by the USA's women's World Cup team against Brazil got me so pumped up at the the world's most popular sport. I wished I could have been in a bar somewhere to celebrate this miraculous victory.
I got hooked into watching the World Cup after France's victory at home in 1998. I was cheering for France as Paris is
my mom's hometown and my family's favorite vacation destination. Then in 1999, how can anyone forget Brandi Chastain's shootout celebration for the USA's first World Cup championship.
In 2002, my wife and I were in the south of Spain attending a good friend's wedding and we can remember laying out in our resort porch in Fuengirola and hearing the distant roars and the sounds of canons exploding after each goal by the Spaniards. The party scene in Marbella was outstanding after each Spanish team's victory.
I took these pictures in Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade during the South Africa World Cup. It's so good to see the US audiences finally get into this amazing global competition.
With the USA women's semi-final berth, the USA is one game away from reaching its goal of making the finals. If that happens, you better believe that I will be at a bar somewhere to cherish what I hope is another American World Cup championship.