This is a long story with lots of photos so please be patient while they load. I am very proud to be a member of Mia's soccer team and wanted to let you all know that we won the AG Cup this year! We came home to our adoring fans and did a little demonstration about the game. As you probably know, most people call this "football," but since we have the American football sport we call it soccer. Boys and girls all over the world love this game.
Here are our fans cheering as we arrived on the field. It felt so good to see them smiling and calling out our names!
And here is the team. From left to right there is me, Holly, Mia, Carmela, and Gracie. Since Mia is the captain, she is holding our trophy.
We started with a little demonstration of Mia taking the ball down the field toward the goal.
But, suddenly she passes the ball to Gracie. You can see that Holly has to really concentrate to keep track of that ball.
Gracie quickly kicks the ball, but Holly is fast and grabs it before it can go into the net. Holly's great skills are a big reason we won the cup. She had to stop lots and lots of attempts to score.
I love to run with the ball down the field. In a real game I'd have my teammates nearby to support me.
Watch out! Carmela is running toward me and she is fast!
In the blink of an eye Carmela steals the ball! She is like our secret weapon.
Before we can react, Carmela prepares to kick the ball!
...Holly sees it and starts to move...
...but not quickly enough and it goes in the net!
GOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL! And that is how we win games!
We were exhausted at the end of the demonstration. It was just like playing a real game and brought back some great memories of our season.
Time for some refreshments!
Many thanks to Clara for photographing this demo.
She's available anytime to take photos for you if you need a photographer.
Lucy always has fun when we are playing outside. She was tempted by the ball, but was a good girl and didn't steal it from us.