I got another opportunity to get on the field as a photographer for the Seattle Sounders FC playoff match against the LA Galaxy. I was super excited for this because it was the first time David Beckham played in Seattle with the Galaxy. The other times LA had been in town he was either hurt or probably off shooting some underwear ad. I'm not the biggest soccer fan by any means but standing a foot away from him was pretty surreal. I could almost reach out and touch his hair. I tried but there seemed to be a force field around it preventing me. Another guy it was fun to see up close and personal was Landon Donovan. I spent many hours watching the World Cup rooting the US on and now I was rooting against this guy in the MLS playoffs.
Unfortunately the score this night was not as good as the last match I shot. The Seattle Sounders FC lost 1-0 to the LA Galaxy. As it was the playoffs the Sounders still had an opportunity to move on to the next round if they beat the Galaxy by 2 goals during their match in LA. They lost in LA 2-1 on Sunday and their season was over.
I had a great time shooting those two games and I hope to do it again next year!
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