Salt Lake City, UT - "I never thought I would miss seeing my team this much," stated Real Salt Lake fan Stephanie Halmon. "Just the fact that I'll get to go to a game soon is the most exciting thing that's happened in the last two weeks."
Reportedly, Ms. Halmon used to care about all the international tournaments and her world would stop when the USA would play. However, recently she noticed a distinct amount of apathy around the international game that started happening when she became more invested in Real Salt Lake.
"I don't particularly like the league, I don't watch the other teams in it very much, and I never watch the eastern conference, but I miss my club something fierce," stated Ms. Halmon to The Nutmeg News on Friday.
"I miss seeing my friends. I miss the way the stadium feels when RSL scores a goal. I miss hearing the drums and seeing the field and smelling the concessions. Suddenly, I'm distinctly missing finding out that Didier Drogba won't play on turf, or that Major League Soccer came up with some new rule for LA to sign Pele to a development contract. I just don't find myself caring the same way about the US team or the Copa America or any of the silly stuff that goes along with international tournaments. I just want Beckerman back, and Yura putting goals back in the net."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as Ms. Halmon admits that she is looking forward to the United States being knocked out so that Beckerman will get home safe.