I grew up watching English football so most of my soccer heroes are English. Being a Liverpool soccer fan is just about the only way i have been able to connect with people, as i have travelled so far away from home. I remember during the England and Portugal penalty shoot out in the last World Cup, me and of my chilhood friends held hands and cried. Later, I was told by my brother my parents did exactly the same thing.
About two years back I moved the great sports city of Boston. I realized that my professor Cathy Waters shared my love for the game and is a huge supporter of the USA soccer team.Thats when I started following their journey half was through the qualification. It is easy to love them simply because it is easy to love an underdog. But it is even easier to love underdogs who try so hard for respect. On Saturday, i don't know how to choose. It almost feels like choosing between your parents. One is a country i grew up watching and the other is a country i have come to love.