3 Reasons To Go To A Mexico Soccer Game!

copa-america_blogLast year, I crossed off bucket list item #17: watch a Mexico soccer game in person when I watched Mexico play against Guatemala in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup (Copa Oro). I was really hoping to witness an epic Mexico goal that I had heard so much about, but unfortunately the game ended in a tie (0-0). This year, i came back to the Copa America Centenario (#Copa100) hoping to witness a goal. Little did I know, that I would witness THREE. If you’ve never been to a Mexico soccer game, you need to go. Honestly, you need to go to any big soccer game (it doesn’t matter if your home country is playing, I believe everyone should go at least once in their lives). Check out the top three reasons to see a Mexico soccer game in person!

#1: THE ADRENALINE & THE PASSION

copa-america

You need to experience the adrenaline, feel the passion, and recognize that you are a part of something bigger than yourself. Of course, the game is entertaining but what I love the most about soccer games is the camaraderie that develops as you watch the game. When your team scores, you hug people that you don’t know, you get closer to your friends,and it feels like the game is the most important thing in your life.copa-america-3

#2: SEEING GOALS LIVE IS SO MUCH BETTER

copa-america-11Four minutes into this game, and Mexico scored a goal!!! My friends and I went absolutely nuts. Witnessing a goal in person is like watching magic happen. You see it happen, and you almost don’t believe it until someone hugs you. And the way that fans celebrate is just amazing. We jump and scream, phones fly out of pockets, sunglasses fall, sunglasses break. It’s ridiculous but you don’t care because your team just scored. I wasn’t able to take a picture of our reactions after each goal (because my phone literally flew out of my hand) but maybe next year I’ll just strap my go-pro to my head. Oh and if you don’t believe me when I say that sunglasses break…just check out my friend’s sunglasses in the picture (LOL). They broke and we had no idea until we saw this picture! We were just that invested in the game. It gets intense, y’all.

#3: THE ‘OTHER’ STUFF IS ALMOST A LITTLE MORE FUN

copa-america-14Don’t get me wrong, the soccer game is super fun…but sometimes the ‘other’ stuff is a little more fun. It’s great to see what everyone is wearing, some people go all out. They wear mariachi outfits, big hats, face make up, tutus, you name it! I wore a flag as a cape (of course), a headband (that was see-through because of my sweat lol), and a Mexico jersey that I bought last year at my first game. People sing National Anthems and different songs like Cielito Lindo and you can’t help but join in and swing back and forth as you pretend to know the lyrics (I’m bad with lyrics). People yell ‘portero, portero, portero!’ which means ‘goalie, goalie, goalie!’ every time the goalie has a nice save. I really wish people would yell ‘engineer, engineer, engineer!’ at me whenever I finish a big project at work. People also do the infamous wave and it was awesome seeing a wave with over 60,000 people participating. Everything else that happens at a soccer game, makes the soccer game THAT MUCH BETTER.

copa-america-12

I really wish I was going to be in town when the next game happens but I’ll be in Canada. But I think I’m hooked. I’ve watched Mexico soccer games my entire life on TV and just a couple of years ago started watching the USA play (I’m a fan, of course. I believe!) but it’s a whole other thing to watch in person. My next bucket list item related to soccer will be to watch the USA team play in person!

How many of you have I convinced? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading, and stay enthusiastic!

You can read more blogs on ‘Things To Do’ here!

-Maira

Please follow and like us:

12 thoughts on “3 Reasons To Go To A Mexico Soccer Game!

  1. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog. A great read. I’ll definitely be back.

  2. Thank you for another informative web site. The place else may just I get that type of information written in such a perfect manner? I’ve a challenge that I am simply now working on, and I have been on the look out for such info.

  3. I just want to mention I’m very new to weblog and seriously savored you’re web-site. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You actually have incredible articles and reviews. Many thanks for revealing your blog.

  4. I wish to show my appreciation to this writer just for rescuing me from this particular scenario. Right after researching through the the net and finding basics which are not beneficial, I was thinking my entire life was over. Existing without the presence of answers to the issues you’ve fixed all through your entire website is a crucial case, and ones which may have adversely damaged my career if I had not come across your blog. The capability and kindness in playing with a lot of stuff was important. I don’t know what I would have done if I had not come across such a subject like this. I am able to at this moment relish my future. Thanks for your time so much for your high quality and results-oriented help. I won’t think twice to recommend your blog post to anybody who should receive assistance on this area.

  5. I intended to send you this bit of observation to be able to say thanks over again with your pleasing guidelines you’ve discussed on this page. This is simply generous with you to deliver easily all some people would have supplied as an ebook in order to make some profit for their own end, especially seeing that you might have done it if you desired. Those principles additionally acted to be the great way to recognize that most people have similar desire much like my own to know the truth somewhat more concerning this matter. I am sure there are millions of more pleasurable situations up front for many who read carefully your site.

  6. I want to show some appreciation to you for rescuing me from this particular condition. After searching throughout the the net and coming across suggestions that were not pleasant, I assumed my entire life was gone. Existing without the presence of strategies to the problems you’ve fixed all through this website is a critical case, as well as ones that could have badly damaged my career if I had not encountered the blog. Your own personal competence and kindness in controlling all the things was precious. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I had not discovered such a stuff like this. It’s possible to at this moment relish my future. Thank you very much for this skilled and results-oriented guide. I won’t be reluctant to refer your web blog to any individual who needs and wants guidance about this matter.

  7. I wish to show thanks to this writer for rescuing me from this particular crisis. Because of searching throughout the world-wide-web and meeting basics which were not beneficial, I figured my entire life was over. Existing minus the approaches to the difficulties you have resolved through this website is a serious case, as well as the kind which may have in a wrong way affected my career if I hadn’t come across the website. The competence and kindness in touching a lot of things was very useful. I’m not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t discovered such a stuff like this. It’s possible to at this time look ahead to my future. Thanks so much for the expert and results-oriented help. I won’t be reluctant to suggest your web sites to any individual who needs guide on this area.

  8. Oh my goodness! a tremendous article dude. Thanks Nonetheless I am experiencing subject with ur rss . Don抰 know why Unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone getting equivalent rss downside? Anybody who knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  9. I wish to show my appreciation to you just for rescuing me from this trouble. After surfing through the internet and seeing tricks which were not powerful, I thought my life was done. Living minus the approaches to the difficulties you have resolved all through this short article is a crucial case, and those which could have badly affected my career if I had not come across the blog. Your know-how and kindness in touching all the details was important. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t discovered such a solution like this. It’s possible to at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks a lot so much for this reliable and amazing help. I won’t hesitate to refer your blog post to anyone who should receive counselling about this subject.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *