Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gooooooooooooooool! The Most Beautiful Word In Any Language!

I had to watch the match yesterday from a bar at National Airport just outside Washington, DC.  In a colossal act of imbecility, I scheduled my family's flight to return to Huntsville from a short trip to visit relatives for 11:30 AM; just as the second half of the match was to kick-off.

It's obvious that the soccer gods were smiling on me, because my flight was delayed an hour and a half and I was able to watch the match in it's entirety.  Thank you, soccer gods!  I will now have to make a sacrifice by missing 3 sitters on the goal line in my next pickup game.  :)


Now, allow me to get a little emotional.  I didn't hear it live, but the call from Andres Cantor of Landon Donovan's goal is one of the most beautiful things I've ever heard.  I don't speak a lick of Spanish, but it's beauty and power brought tears to my eyes.  If I can figure out a way to make it my ringtone, I'd be one... very... happy... man.

 Not actually Andres Cantor!

Click here to listen.

1 comment:

  1. Andres Cantor's excitement was very genuine and allowed me to relive and enjoy that goal Wednesday morning. Thanks, Ryan.