Monday, October 21, 2013


Even though the US has already qualified for the World Cup, they still had some World Cup Qualifiers left to play. On the Friday of October 11, I traveled to Kansas City to attend one of those matches. I met Jim and Stacy there. I picked them at the airport; from there, we basically went to the game after a brief stop at the hotel. The game went well. The US beat Jamaica 2-0.
ESPN at the game.  Host Bob Ley (Half hidden), Kasey Keller, & Alexi Lalas (No shorts this time)
The US warm up with a Kasey Keller commercial playing on the big screen
Jim and Stacy
Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Graham Zusi, & Landon Donovan
This year I have gone to 5 US soccer games. Four World Cup Qualifiers and one Gold Cup game. For the home World Cup Qualifiers, US Soccer “gave” everybody who attended those matches a scarf. So I got four of the five scarfs. It was a big year for going to US Soccer games. It will be tough to match.
The four scarfs
On Saturday, I played tourist with Jim and Stacy. We went to Weston Bend State Park in the morning. The park overlooks the Missouri River on the Missouri side of the river. We did a little bit of hiking there. For lunch, we went to High Noon Saloon and Brewery in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Missouri River - Looking towards Leavenworth, Kansas
During the afternoon, we made the trek into Kansas City. We went to the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. The museum is real good.
Liberty Memorial

Looking up at the memorial
Kansas City from the top of Liberty Memorial
The ceiling of Union Station in Kansas City
After visiting the museum, we went to Kaw Point. Kaw Point is the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas River. The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped there for three days in 1804. It is safe to say Lewis and Clark would not recognize the place. It is basically a small park in an industrial area.
Kaw Point
On Sunday, I dropped Jim and Stacy off at the airport. I then made the drive across Kansas back to Colorado.