Epic Five on Friday

The Copa America Centenario USA 2016 is an International Soccer Tournament that is the oldest international continental football competition. 32 matches played throughout the USA June 3-26th with 16 teams from the Americas in 10 cities. Seattle is one of the 10 cities. This is the first time that the tournament is being hosted outside of South America.


Our son Josh, daughter in love Laura and ellen b. purchased tickets for the U.S.A. v. Ecuador quarterfinal game hosted by Seattle. I pulled out my USA gear to take to the game.


Here we are before the game started. Sunshine in Seattle!


Our own Clint Dempsey from the Seattle Sounders scored the first goal and was the Man of the Match.


All smiles at the end of the game after our 2-1 victory! On to the semi-finals where we will play Argentina or Venezuela depending on who comes out victorious when these two teams play each other on Saturday. If I had to guess I’d say we will be playing Argentina with the amazing Lionel Messi but there are always upsets in tournaments.


It was a beautiful night in Seattle and on the way back to our car we spotted a ferry rolling in on the Puget Sound. I only had my phone camera with me and it doesn’t capture how beautiful the night was.  It was a historical night and a fun night for the 3 of us.

I’ve said this before and I realize many of you are not sport fans and especially not soccer fans but soccer is my favorite sport and thank you for indulging me as I share this part of my life occasionally.

I’m joining Amy’s Five on Friday and Susanne’s Friday’s Fave Five, thank you Amy and Susanne!

Here in the USA and in Canada we celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday. Our Western Washington kids are treating their dad with a brunch in Seattle on Sunday. I’ll be calling my dear old Pop who lives in California to wish him a happy father’s day. Do you have plans?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

25 thoughts on “Epic Five on Friday

  1. Not my personal thing, but if you like it then I am very happy for you as it is so good to do things that you love and to have things to love so how good is that! Have fun!! Thank you for joining Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

  2. I knew you would be excited and celebrating with your other two family fanatics. I’m not a soccer fan, but I’m glad for you that US is doing so well.
    Love that photo of the ferry on the Puget Sound.

  3. Being at an international soccer match on a sunny evening must have been enjoyable. You look as if you had a good view high up in the stands of the pitch and Puget Sound. My husband and I are going to our local daughter’s home for lunch on Sunday. It’s our wedding anniversary as well as Father’s Day. Thank you for your prayers dear friend.

  4. Enjoyed your post thought I’m not a soccer fan, love baseball and American football. Strangely enough our daughter who lives in Japan just went to her first soccer game and loved it.

  5. Looks like a great time was had by all, we’re enjoying watching the Euro 2016 football matches from the comfort of the sofa, sadly it’s much too risky to attend any of the venues here in France this summer.

    • Hi Maggie, I’m watching Euro 2016 from my sofa, too. It really is too bad about the flares and other trouble.

  6. I’m not into sports other than the Boston Red Sox ( i know….we are unusual NYers ) of course but I am sooo glad you got to enjoy your passion.

    i just love the photo with the ferry mainly because of those gorgeous mts!!

    happy weekend even though it is almost over…

  7. My sons played soccer when they were very young, back in the early 1980’s, but the sport has certainly grown in popularity in the USA since then! Living near Portland, OR, I have paid a bit more attention to it since the Timbers became our team 🙂 I’m glad you had fun at the live game, and I hope you are having a good weekend.

  8. What a wonderful experience, Ellen! I don’t follow soccer, but do love baseball, and it’s thrilling to have a sport to cheer for.

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