Last week, the school district was sponsoring a fundraiser by selling tickets to a soccer game. Anne got the tickets on her phone and we went together on Sunday. We took the train downtown and got off at Union Station. From there it was a short walk to the stadium. CityPark is brand new. It has not even been open a year. It hosts two teams, St. Louis City Soccer Club and City 2. St. Louis City SC is the Major League Soccer team, while City 2 is its minor league affiliate. St. Louis City SC has been a hard ticket to get. We saw City 2 beat LA Galaxy II 4-1. Both Saint Louis teams have been doing well in their first season. St. Louis City SC leads its division and is playoff bound. While with its win yesterday, City 2 clinched their own playoff berth too. It was open seating, so we grabbed the best seats that we could find. We were clueless about the team, first mistaking the white jersey players for the home team. Only after City 2 quickly scored their first goal and it was marked on the scoreboard did we finally figure things out. From comments from neighboring fans, we learned that our striker is only a sixteen-year-old. Another STL player was sporting a cast for a broken wrist. Another oddity was that they ran the sprinklers right before the game and during halftime. There were also two other groups of men on the pitch, sporting two different sets of uniforms from either of the two teams that were playing the game. They could be seen running around the edge of the field during the game or passing the ball during halftime, in-between the sprinklers. I still do not have a clue what they were all about. Up four to nothing, towards the end of the game, City 2 began substituting players. Playoffs don’t you know. LA was able to get their one goal then. After they scored the crowd seemed to lose interest in the game. The kids began chanting S-T-L and other fans started doing the wave. I later learned that we were a record crowd for City 2. After the game, we trooped back to the MetroLink station and almost immediately caught our train back. We had a late supper of Vietnamese at Mai Lee, before heading home. By then we were tired, but it had been a fun day.