I didn't play soccer as a kid and only barely paid attention to it until 2002. Then for some reason I decided to watch the whole World Cup, because what else was I going to watch that month? The Cubs? Cue the US' insane run to the quarters (**** HUGH DALLAS), and holy christ it's weird to be sitting here ten years later looking back at the decade where soccer finally made that leap beyond anything it had ever been in this country before. And I saw basically all of it happen, since it's basically become my favorite sport (especially for neutral viewing).
Also yay Quakes! They actually have given me a bit more hope that they'll be able to compete this year, though the Revs looked so awful it's hard to make any judgments beyond "Oh wow, Bernardez plays like a boss" and "Shea Salinas is a lot better than I remember."
Fun start to the season, though. hi5 on the winning.