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A Union You Want To Support

By Wyatt Earp | August 12, 2010

My summer vacation officially began yesterday. A delightful nine days away from police officers, felons, and the division’s mice. We started the festivities off with a bang yesterday, by taking the boys to their first Philadelphia Union game. And yes, while the stadium is in “scenic” Chester, it is an absolutely gorgeous venue. We were in Row V, pretty high up, and could still see all of the action well.

The fans were terrific, and the experience was more like an English League game than a World Cup match. There wasn’t a vuvuzela in sight, but there was plenty of singing and chanting to keep the boys motivated. It also didn’t hurt that the Union scored seven minutes in. Kyle and Erik jumped up and went crazy, as they were really getting into the game.

Unfortunately, Real Salt Lake tied the score a few minutes later. The rest of the game was spent with end run after end run, but no one could notch another goal. Both teams had chances, like RSL did here. If you listen closely, you can hear Kyle and Erik, shout “Miss!” at the :07 mark.

Union goalie Chris Setiz made the save, and he preserved the 2-2 tie against the reigning MLS champions. It was a great night, and the boys had a blast. They are already asking when we can go back.

Topics: The Boys, Video | 10 Comments »

10 Responses to “A Union You Want To Support”

  1. USAdmiral Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    That is a great start to vacation.

  2. JT Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Enjoy your vaca Wyatt.

    Uhhhh……does anyone trap the mice at work ?

    Are you sure they’re mice ?

  3. RT Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Enjoy those lovely vacation days with the family! :) You’ve earned it, and I am positive they will love having all of your time and attention.

  4. Fenway_Nation Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    No vuvuzelas, I hope….

  5. Roberet B. Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Hey Wyatt, enjoy the vacation. But you’ve got a lot of catchin’ up to do if you want to compete with Michelle O.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    USAdmiral – Yep, the rest of next week will be spent in Sea Isle City, NJ.

    JT – We’re sure. We named one Mr Jingles.

    RT – Screw that! I just want to drink rummy concoctions all week!

    Fenway – Keep your fingers crossed.

    Robert B. – Yeah, this is our first and only vacation this year.

  7. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Wyatt, if you’re into it, crabbing was very, very good when I was down in the area (Stone Harbor) last week. The results of our efforts were very, very, very good indeed.

  8. JT Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    If you’re naming them, you’re not trapping them.

    I foresee a million mouse march in your future.

  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 13th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Bob – I used to do that all the time on vacation, but I don’t think the kids will go for it. The in-laws are coming down for a few days, which means we can finally have our anniversary dinner – seafood, of course!

    JT – Claiming they’re oppressed.

  10. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Took my son crabbing for the first time when he was 6. He’s now 20 and still insists we do that every vacation. It’s actually quite a cool experience.