HOUSTON, TX – Every four years the world stops to let the magic of soccer roll. 32 teams, including the USA, are ready to run, kick and feel a sea of emotions in Brazil, home of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Houston, it’s time to warm up.
“I love that around World Cup everyone comes together, likes to hang around and go to bars,” said Gustavo Alvarez, from Soccer for All in the Rice Village.
With the major league soccer season break around the corner, Houston Dynamo players are also looking forward to the big event.
“Everyone no matter where you’re from, what ethnic group you’re from come together and you want to play football,” says Houston Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie, “you want to juggle, you want to train, you want to shoot balls like Cristiano Ronaldo or dribble like Messi. I think it’s a great opportunity for the world to connect.”
With Houston Dynamo’s current midfielder Brad Davis and former defender Geoff Cameron being part of team USA, soccer fans in the Bayou City have an extra reason to be hooked up to their TVs for a month.
“I’m excited to watch it and I’m rooting for USA to surprise people and come out that group” – said Houston Dynamo forward Will Bruin.
But not everything is samba in Brazil. While ordinary Brazilians fed up with corruption are pouring to the streets, now Jennifer Lopez has announced she’s not gonna perform at the opening ceremony.
Oh, no! What are we gonna do now? Don’t worry: there’s gonna be plenty of divas with nice legs to pay attention to.