LA Day Three: legend of the weekend, gold medals and goals

Day three and the jet lag is somewhat fading. We discover that the final of the Olympic soccer qualifying tournament is on just down the road – well, 10 miles away, which in LA terms is just down the road. It’s USA vs Canada and tickets are available at the last minute. It’s 20 minutes drive. We’re there.

The last match Allan saw was a dreary 0-0 draw. The first half is about the same, although it’s more than made up for by a half-time YMCA singalong by the crowd.

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Second half and USA class showed, with three unanswered goals including the last by Trump’s favourite (not) soccer superstar and all-round amazing person Megan Rapinoe. She even inspired ChloĆ« to purchase a USA football shirt on the way out.

The rain just about held off. We were home in time for very Californian dinner of fish tacos and shrimp burritos. Delicious.