It was a day of sharing memories and creating memories as my niece and I went to the University of Michigan stadium to watch Manchester United play Liverpool FC in the International Champions Cup.
Back in the 90s, trips to Ann Arbor to watch the University of Michigan football team were a yearly event and we laughed that we have returned years later to watch European football.
I was now dressed in my Manchester United game gear instead of the years spent wearing Michigan football jerseys on game day.
We visited one of our favorite places from the old days prior to the match for a malt and pizza. My chocolate chip malt was as wonderful as I remembered, but when I asked my niece if she was enjoying hers as much as me, she let me know her taste buds have evolved since the ’90s. There was great music from the ’80s and ’90s playing in the background, but from the look on my niece’s face, I think her musical tastes have evolved since the ’90s too.
Thankfully I was dressed in game gear so we did not have to have a discussion about the fact that some of my fashion choices, along with food and music, have not evolved.
In front of a crowd of 101,000, Liverpool FC defeated Manchester United 4-1 in an exciting match for the Liverpool fans that ended with a spectacular bicycle kick strike for the final Liverpool FC goal.
I was not sure what to expect attending my first soccer match, but we were both amazed at the wonderful crowd chanting for their teams wearing fabulous jerseys, scarves and flags.
I have to admit that between all the goals and the wonderful opening Liverpool FC video that left the crowd singing You’ll Never Walk Alone, I wish I had bought a Liverpool FC scarf along with the Manchester United scarf my niece bought for me.