Later today, 60,000 people are expected to gather for a “friendly” match between the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and Brazil. There’s no doubt that the U.S. team will be playing hard, hoping to land a defeat against Brazil – something they haven’t done for more than a decade. And those cheering for the U.S. team will be pleased to know that forward Jozy Altidore and midfielder Clint Dempsey may in fact be on the field, even though they recently missed an amazing win against Scotland when Landon Donovan, the program’s all-time leading scorer, landed his third career hat trick.
Now, there’s no doubt that the athletes playing this evening are all amazing in their own right - but it doesn’t mean we can’t find the “inner soccer star” in each of us. After all, being physically active is important for everyone. So if you won’t be attending tonight’s match, or even if you are, find some time to do a few bicycle kicks, or perhaps even dribble the ball and land a few traps. And if you have children, soccer can be a great way for the family to burn off some extra calories once the sun cools down in the evening.
Whatever your fancy, be it soccer, baseball, biking or hiking – we encourage you to make time for yourself and your family to be together and be active.