#MUFCinDC part 1 of 3

Manchester United v FC Barcelona : The Roadtrip
28 July 2011 – 31 July 2011
Washington DC

As with all roadtrips, I find it necessary to plan, plan, plan, and then plan again. Those plans will always get revised no matter what I do and no matter which schedule I try to stick to. That’s only normal, and I don’t know why I even bother to make plans. I do, though. It drives me crazier than it should and it probably wasn’t worth it in the end, but that’s what I do. I guess it makes me feel better about going into a new city more or less by myself.

That being said, Washington DC. What a lovely city. Our story starts, as is the norm, the night before I was to leave. Why is the night before significant? Manchester United versus the MLS All Stars, but more specifically, watching our David go head to head against his boyhood club. The mach, of course, didn’t even kick off until 20h, when I was supposed to be asleep. Of course not. My thoughts of “oh, I’m just going to watch the first half and then I’m going to go to bed.” were dashed to bits once the goals started flowing. First touch of the second half did me in, though, and there was no way I was going to turn it off and go to bed. It’s funny, though, watching the first goal, the one-two between Rooney and Berbatov to set up Anderson was flawless. It really looked like the MLS squad was waiting for Beckham to do all the work to deny Ando his goal. A word to the wise, one player does not a team make. Berbatov’s goal in the second half, of course, was beautiful. A bit of luck and a bit of skill, makes for a beautiful goal. Continue reading “#MUFCinDC part 1 of 3”