We went to Dallas this weekend. The LA Galaxy was playing FC Dallas (major league soccer), which meant this was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see David Beckham and Landon Donovan play in person. Because there are three rabid, over-the-top soccer fans in my house, we couldn't pass it up.
But before I tell you about it, I have to ask you Texans a question: when did they pick up your state and move it to the equator? Because THE SUN! And THE HEAT! It was the kind of sun that scoffed at our four layers of sunscreen. We all sat in that stadium and just fried like chickens. It doesn't help that when they made the state-of-the-art major league soccer stadium in Frisco, TX (just north of Dallas), they included every possible amenity...except shade. I guess there's a little shade, but you shill out big bucks for it. I think it's right there on your ticket: seat 23, row 7, section 142 AND SHADY.
All the frying was worth it, though, for my little guys to have such a big day:
The big guy himself:
My nine year old would like for me to include a picture of Landon Donovan. According to my boy, Donovan is the real star of the team, and Beckham just came to America and stole all the limelight. These are the nuggets of wisdom I would never have known if I weren't the mother of sons.
An interesting thought occurred to me as I glared in the blazing sun at the skybox just across from us:
Actually, she probably wasn't, Hubs informed me. He said that Victoria Beckham doesn't generally travel with the team. A shame. That would've made for an awesome post.
Here is what my daughter Corrie thinks of major league soccer:
I will tell you that there is nothing sweeter than having a sweaty toddler draped in your lap when you're sitting under the equatorial sun. Late in the first half, she and I wandered around in search of some relief.
Corrie was the first to see it. She squealed with delight and made a bee-line for this:
Lord have mercy on us! It's a SHADOW!
Here's another David Beckham picture, because I want to be sure I get my money (and sunburn's) worth:
We're home (and a little crispy) now. But when I can get the rest of my pictures downloaded, I have to show you a picture of the Texas version of Sonic. It's just almost too much to take in.