The Girls Guide to the World Cup (with a little help from a guy)
My dear husband, Shawn, is a soccer super fan. He played on his college soccer team, plays in NYC now, is obsessed with the Premiere league, and will be attending (as in flying his cute butt to Brazil) his second world cup (as in he also flew that butt to South Africa 4 years ago). That kind of fan. Sure, I played soccer growing up and my sister still has her Mia Hamm Wheaties box, but it’s not totally my “thing”.
As Shawn is an insanely supportive blogger husband, I too will be a supportive World Cup wife. Which means for the next three (ugh, or is it four?) weeks I’ll be a #TeamUSA fan even when Shawn is off being an extremely careful spectator at the World Cup in Brazil. I have done my “research” and have found five very good reasons (aka the dreamiest players) for paying close attention to all of the U.S. matches (although the U.S. won’t likely go very far in the tournament as they are in a “death” group and are having to play early games against teams that will probably win the whole thing i.e. Germany and Portugal…drama drama). The U.S. Team has some, errr, excellent talent that Shawn and I appreciate for different reasons. So here are my top five U.S. players to cheer for and Shawn’s knowledgeable take on why they are an asset to the team:
Hollyn Says: Geoff seems like he spends a lot of time on his hair, is a "proud Bostonian" (according to his Twitter feed, and has an adorable little mustache on his U.S. Soccer profile.
Shawn Says: Cameron has the potential to lead the U.S. defense for years to come after a solid season under his belt for Stoke City in the Barclay's Premier League. Although often played out of position on the right for his club, he's hoping to cement his place in the center of defense for the U.S.
We hope this helps your World Cup viewing experience...Go get em' USA!