The FIFA World Cup happens only once every four years, and the United States actually has a fighting chance this time around in Brazil. Did you know there is an avid surfer on the US national team? Yes, Kyle Beckerman is the one with the long dreadlocks listening to reggae at half time.
In preparation for the game tomorrow, here are a few reasons every surfer should watch the USA soccer team in the World Cup.
1. Surfer Kyle Beckerman
The team’s starting center midfielder, Kyle Beckerman, has a killer set of dreads, loves reggae, and is an avid surfer. On the soccer field, he also acts as the team’s enforcer and pacemaker.
2. Killer claims
There are lots of ways to be creative when you are claiming a wave, but nothing beats an epic soccer celebration.
3. Everyone is watching (including your boss)
You can always play hooky to watch the game in the morning, and then surf the rest of the day. The game only lasts 90 minutes!
The United States soccer team is only one point away from securing a spot in the round of 16 in the World Cup, as they gear up to play the mighty Germans tomorrow morning. Despite conceding a goal in the final minute of their last match against Portugal in a game that ultimately felt more like a loss than a tie, the USA soccer team has captivated the nation over the past couple weeks.
For once, it seems people might actually care about the sport of soccer, if only for a moment’s time. If you are not on board with the soccer team’s improbable rise to the top of the “Group of Death,” you are going to be hovering awkwardly over conversations for the duration of the tourney.
Tune in tomorrow, June 26th, at 9:00 AM PST to watch the USA take on Germany!