I got all teary-eyed at last Sunday’s final Thorns home game (and not just because they lost in a dramatic game against Kansas City FC). Women’s professional soccer, world-class athletes, over 17,600 fans–oh the fans! Men, women, girls, and boys of all stripes.
Women’s professional sports will never be successful without the support of men and boys, so it is amazing seeing dads bringing their sons alongside moms, girls, and women of all ages. P-Town’s all-embracing soccer support showed–Sunday’s fans set the record for the largest attendance at a women’s pro soccer game in the U.S.
I’ll be bringing K-Pants next season! (I posted photos from the season opener here.)
If you are inspired, join the Rose City Riveters–the exuberant Thorns supporters–or at least buy tickets for a few games next season. I mean, they sell charcuterie boxes from Olympic Provisions at the concessions stands, so it’s a win-win.
Even though the Thorns lost, the fans were still very much in love. Did I mention the Rose City Riveters? Even if you can’t get to a game, you can still support the supporters of women’s soccer by liking the Riveters on Facebook. Go on, do it!
Are you also in love with PDX? You may agree with my assessment that Blue Star Donuts kicks Voodoo’s a$$, here.
[Top photo credit: Larry Shoop]