It’s just embarrassing.

We went to Second Place to watch the USMNT take on Trinidad & Tobago in the final qualifying match for next summer’s World Cup in Russia…

Our USMNT needed a win against a Trinidad & Tobago squad that had only won one match in qualifying. They had one win, eight losses, and no draws. Handing T&T one more loss would guarantee the USA a spot in Russia but a tie would more than likely put them into the World Cup finals as well. And the USMNT played really well against in their 4-0 rout of Panama on Friday

And the USMNT lost 2-1. They finished fifth behind Mexico and Costa Rica and Panama and Honduras. Fifth out six teams in the hexagonal table. Next summer’s World Cup finals will be the first without American involvement since 1986. Disappointing doesn’t really cover it. It’s just really dang embarrassing. But I haven’t been this disappointed and embarrassed in the United States since Trump was put in the White House.

But hey, at least it was a pretty evening before the match…

What the heck is happening to our once-great country? 😀🇺🇸⚽️😬😥🚫🏆😭

One step closer.

This evening we just stayed in and watched the USMNT take another huge step towards qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 4-0 rout over Panama

If the USMNT can beat Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday, they’ll be packing their bags for Russia next summer! 😀⚽️🇺🇸❤️


This evening we ordered some delicious NYPD pizza and then watched the USMNT lose 2-0 to Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying…

The match was very disappointing. But the pizza was really, really good. 😐⚽️🍕❤️

Super Sports Saturday.

There were a bunch of really good sports on this evening. We sat out on our back patio and watched the Reds lose to the Nats, the United States Men’s National Team thump Nicaragua 3-0 in their final group stage match of the Gold Cup and… we watched our FC Cincinnati down geographic rival Louisville City FC 3-2… in Louisville…

It was a bunch of sports. Maybe too much for some of us…

Thank goodness for having a bunch of devices. 😀⚾️⚽️⚽️❤️

Soccer Saturday.

There were a bunch of great soccer matches slated for later today. But first things first, this morning we had to do some yard work. We trimmed the bushes, pulled some weeds and mowed the grass in our little front yard…

We worked on our backyard a bit too. Before last night, before mowing today, and finally the beautiful after shot…

And we wrapped up just in time to watch the Champions League final. The result was kind of disappointing with Real Madrid beating Juventus 4-1. I thought it would have been a much more competitive match. But the lone Juventus goal was one for the ages. But 4-1 is still a little bit sad trombone.

Afterward, we walked down to Second Place to watch our FC Cincinnati play away to Rochester Rhinos

FC Cincy rested most of their starters, opting to go with mainly a second squad and as a result had a really hard time generating any sort of real offense and lost 1-0. The loss snaps FC|C’s four-match winning streak. They play another three home matches in the next seven days starting this Saturday when they welcome the Charlotte Indepence to Nippert Stadium. That match is then followed by the big #MLS2Cincy US Open Cup Hell Is Real Ohio derby match against Columbus Crew on Wednesday and then another home USL match this time against the first-placed Charleston Battery two weeks from today.

Soon after the FC Cincinnati match, the USMNT played a friendly against Venzelua. We made it home just after the kick-off. And that match ended 1-1. But the USMNT pride jerseys were pretty awesome. I might just have to look into ordering one of those for myself. They were some of the sharpest uniforms the USMNT has worn in quite a while. In fact, they’re my US favorite jerseys dating back to the old “sash” jerseys from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. And I’m probably well overdue for a new USMNT jersey. ⚽️🏳️‍🌈

And even though not one team I was cheering for managed to win today, it was still a great afternoon and evening of soccer. 😀 ⚽️ ❤️


Great win for the USMNT tonight versus Equador in the Copa America!