I was thinking about posting a soccer thread just a minute ago, took a few minutes away and here we are.
I played soccer as a kid but didn't really get into following professional leagues until I managed to catch the October '96 match between Newcastle & Man U...and Man U was decimated in a 5-0 defeat. I was lucky enough to catch it live near a few life-long NUFC supporters.
Somewhere around the same time I also took a liking to Newcastle Brown Ale, I honestly can't tell you which came first...but they're linked. I've been a Newcastle fan ever sense. Which isn't always easy, for sure.
Meanwhile closer to home I'm a huge supporter of women's soccer and the NWSL and of course an MLS fan as well. I didn't really have a particular team allegiance until I recently relocated to the Seattle area...so now I've got the Reign & the Sounders. It's a nice change of pace.
I was out the Reign game last weekend 5-1 over the Dash, which was an amazing first game to catch. On the Sounders side I'll be seeing them first in a rivalry match with Portland...I can't wait.