I had so many potential titles for this post:
More than Cats and Dogs – in reference to the rain coming down in Braga that made a rainy day in Manchester look like a lovely sunny CA day.
I think he didn’t want to score – in reference to Chicharito spurning a chance to shoot first time on an almost empty net, lose the ball, and then somehow manage to still score, with his left leg, from the ground.
Roontastic – in reference to Wayne Rooney’s fantastic performance. For nearly the full 90 minutes he was Scholes incarnate.
Nothing Small about it – in reference to the great shift Chris Smalling put in for United today. It’s great to have him back.
Rob + Rob + Rob – in reference to Robin Van Persie coming off the bench and providing the inspiration, and a brilliant goal, that drove United on to Victory; and Robbie Keane scoring two goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy’s victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.
Standing Room Only – in reference to the fact that I was standing the entire 90 minutes of the Galaxy and San Jose match. I watched the game at home. I wanted to sit down… but I couldn’t.
I believed – in reference to the tweet I sent out after the Galaxy’s Western Conference Semi-Final first round loss, at home, to the Earthquakes. It was only one goal. I knew we had the quality to come back and advance.
Take it to the corners! – in reference to the Galaxy inexplicably continuing to try and score goal after goal after goal in the closing minutes of the game when they should have been doing their best just to keep possession and kill off the clock.
I Love Celtic – in reference to Celtic beating Barcelona today. That’s. Just. Amazing. I don’t think I need to say anything beyond that.
And I settled with “perfect” because all of my teams got the results I wanted them to get today. Manchester United stayed perfect in Europe, clinching top spot in their group and advancement to the next round at the same time. The Galaxy advance to the Western Conference finals. Barcelona lost.
Today was perfect.
I just love this game!