Tonight was the Major League Soccer All Star Game v. Bayern Munich and it was just about as perfect a giant event that you’ve been looking forward to for months could be.
I don’t even know where to start.
And I have to work tomorrow so I have to go to bed.
My Major League soccer guys were great. There was a little bit of sloppiness that you’d expect from a group of guys who have never played together and are used to playing against each other. But they showed up and it was not for a friendly
There was a special moment to honor the guys who played for the US Mens national team in Brazil and it was amazing to see them playing together again.
A half dozen of my German rock stars from the World Cup team were there and I got to watch them play for 10 minutes (because they only came on at the end) and that was amazing. Oddly, as thrilled as I was to see them, I was 200% rooting for my MLS guys.
The weather was perfect. The atmosphere almost perfect. The game well played.
The story is that Thierry Henry is going to retire at the end of the season and he got a wonderful send off.
There were so many terrific moments it’s hard to list them all. Nick Rimando is a beast. It’s hard to believe he was #3 on the bench at World Cup.
It was such a fabulous night. We didn’t even have total weenies sitting behind us and talking the whole time.
And that isn’t even the only major event of the day. The other event is that my entire immediate family purchased plane tickets to visit Tante Hilla for her 90th birthday. More on that later.