Game Day, yo -- 2015

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by Uppa 90, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. Uppa 90

    Uppa 90 Member

    Jan 16, 2004
    K.C. MO
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For this year, my tenth installment, I decided to butcher (and that rather poorly) a poem from the nice English chap, Rudyard Kipling.

    If you can keep your team when all about you
    Players are gone and new ones have been added to the crew,
    If you can trust Vermes when the league doubts you,
    Though you gave no allowance for its expansion… true;

    If you can run and not be tired by running,
    Or losing games, don’t deal in losses,
    Or being averaged, don’t give way to being average,
    And the West seems bossy, don’t give in to bosses:

    If you can dream of only winning — and make your winning your master;
    If you can think to pass — and not make bad passes your aim;
    If you can meet with Injury, and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;

    If you can bear to hear the offseason banter you’ve spoken
    Assumed that the seats in Seattle are filled for fools,
    Or watch the Galaxy’s chances of a repeat become broken,
    And call the old Real Salt Lake team a bunch of tools:

    If you can make this season getting back to winning
    And risk it on the bright green pitch across,
    And reset, and start again at your season’s beginning
    And never breathe a word about your 2014 loss;

    If you can force your sweat and legs and sinew
    To serve your team long forward balls when the defense is gone,
    And so sprint on when there is nothing in you
    When the Cauldron says to you: “Play on!”

    If you can cry with crowds and keep your virtue,
    And walk with Kings — nor lose a well-placed touch,
    If neither foes nor stupid Red Bulls can hurt you,
    If all men in Sporting Blue count on you, and cheer;

    If you can fill the unforgiving injury minutes
    With several sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Cup and everything that’s in it,

    And — which is more — you’ll be a Champion again, my team!

    2013 MLSCUP:
  2. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Sporting Kansas City
    The sleeper must awaken.

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