“Who would win?” my son asked me. “Michael Bradley and Graham Zusi vs. Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan. It’s two-on-two.”
“No goalkeepers?” I replied.
“Zusi and Bradley get Tim Howard. The other guys get Brad Guzan. Three-on-three.”
“Why Landon?” I asked him.
“Well, you keep saying he should be there with the team…”
That’s my boy! For the record, I took Dempsey, Donovan, and Guzan.
This discussion took place out of the blue last week. Before the World Cup, my eight-year-old son barely knew the U.S. Soccer team. He knew a few of them, but now he knows the entire roster. He’s interested, engaged. He and his sister sat and watched nearly all of each group stage match – two of them out at sports bars/restaurants, one in town. He can’t get enough World Cup.