On October 24, we watched the Naval Academy Midshipmen take on Tulane University. The Naval Academy won! It was many of our au pairs first taste of American football.
On Sunday, September 15 we joined together with 3 other clusters and played soccer on the National Mall in DC. Here are some pictures:
This year’s game features the New England Patriots vs. New York Giants. The Super Bowl is the annual American Football championship and a popular time for friends to gather in front of the TV. Each year millions of people watch the game, the half-time show – or just the commercials! People will be talking about the commercials for days. To learn more about football visit the “Life in the US” section of this website http://aupairinamerica.com/resources/life_in_the_us/football.asp
On Saturday, September 17 we had an au pair soccer match on the National Mall in DC. Our team represented Maryland and we played against a team of au pairs from Virginia. We cheered for our team and they played hard. I think we represented Maryland au pairs very well, even though we did not win. Lots of people stopped, watched and took pictures. After the soccer match, we toured the U.S. Capitol.
Click on the images to view them larger. Click here to see even more pictures from this event in our Cluster Photobucket Album.
If the ticket price for the Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona exceeds your budget, consider attending the Mia Hamm Celebrity Soccer Tournament on Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 10am. The game will be played at the Kastles Stadium at the Wharf at 800 Water Street, SW, Washington, DC. The cost of the event is $25 .
Click Here for all the details. You can pay online and to print a ticket at home. This might be your best chance to meet some soccer stars and a few other celebrities.
**If you get a picture of yourself with a celebrity, send it to me and I will post it on the blog.**
Here is a great website to find up to date stats and scores for all the World Cup matches:
Which team are you cheering for?