Posts Tagged ‘soccer’

Showing My Colors Regardless: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 11, 2017

Red socks supporting the USMNT in soccerWhen you stay longer/
than you thought you would, you wear/
the colors you have.

Classical Radio World Cup Tribute: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 13, 2014

After the World Cup/
they played Hayden’s String Quartet/
in C-major. JA!

Dad’s Soccer Tie / World Cup: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 13, 2014

World Cup tie for Sunday from my kidsOnce every four years,/
the tie my kids gave me means/
something to the world.

Es Lebe Deutschland on Independence Day: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 4, 2014

Wearing my Deutschland shirt during the World Cup on July 4thOnly the World Cup/
would make me wear my Deutschland/
shirt on July 4th.

Summing Up The World Cup: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

June 9, 2014

Don’t try to “get” the/
“soccer* mentality”. You/
can’t. Just accept it.

*futbol, football, Fussball, etc.

My 3 Soccer Scarves: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 4, 2013

3 soccer scarves - Sounders 'til I die!I wear* three soccer/
scarves, but just one holds my heart./
Sounders ’til I die!

*raise
*hoist

Language GOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL!!!! Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 2, 2013

I must learn Spanish /
just so I can watch Futbol*/
on Univision.

*soccer

Mutual Respect: Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounder Improv Prose

November 8, 2012

The field lights at the nearly empty Rio Tinto Stadium went out, darkening the entire field except for the glare of TV lights at the center circle.
RSL goalie Nick Rimando was giving one last interview as he walked slowly back to the locker room. His heroics in the first game, including several world-class saves AND playing with a broken nose, and several fantastic saves in game 2 of the loser-out MLS playoff game, hadn’t quite been enough. His MLS season was over.Seattle Sounders ECS fans cheer after the end of the Western Conference semi-finals at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah, showing their respect for RSL goalie Nick Rimando.
Slowly, a low rumble pierced the dark. Coming from the northeast upper deck of the RioT Stadium –the visiting fan section– it gathered strength and purpose.
“Nick Rimando [Clap, Clap, ClapClapClap!]”
“Nick Rimando [Clap, Clap, ClapClapClap!]”
It continued, getting louder and louder, until the interview was finished: Seattle Sounders’ fans acknowledging a fantastic performance by the USA National Team goalie.
“Nick Rimando [Clap, Clap, ClapClapClap!]”
Rimando turned, walked slowly back across the field, looked up at the cheering fans, raised both his hands above his head, and applauded their cheer.
Respect.

Keeping Calm At Soccer Games: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 16, 2012

I’ve now reached the point /
I know enough about the/
game to stay quiet.

Euro 2012 Oddity: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 16, 2012

In Wroclaw, Czechs play/
Poles in soccer. I read “I’m /
lovin’ it!” How weird.