Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I saw the second half of today's semi-final game between Spain and Germany and it was a thing of beauty. The final score was 1-0 in Spain's favor, but the beauty of soccer is in individual plays - the inherent grace of a perfectly executed pass and the elegance of creative yet subtle tactics. To appreciate soccer you need to appreciate more than the act of actually scoring. There is a beauty to defense.
Scoring is rare and, thus, much appreciated.
Sunday it is Spain and the Netherlands. My best.