Monday, June 27, 2011

On To Better Things

Every year the Rapids (and most teams) play a game or two where the videotape should be burned, the game forgotten, and the team moved on. Last night was one of those games. So we're moving on to the big event of the week, the Colorado's visit to the White House. The Rapids started the day getting their championship rings:

(Photo from Anthony Wallace)

Then it was off to the White House!
Has Koz let that trophy out of his sight since we won it?

The President congratulated the team and his researchers did a good job, having him mention Mastroeni, Casey, Cummings, Kimura, Kandji, and Thompson by name. Jeff Plush then presented Obama with a #10 jersey, both to represent the Rapids winning the 2010 MLS Cup and the fact that 10 traditionally represents the leader of the team. Of course I wonder if this means Mac Kandji has to get a new number now! :D

Full video of the press event, from the White House YouTube channel:

Then it was soccer on the White House lawn with kids of military families:
All in all, a pretty good day for the Colorado Rapids, one I'm sure they'll all remember for the rest of their lives (or at least until the next time we win the Cup!).

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