Monday, July 6, 2009

Dallas on the 4th of July

The new Vibe wasn't even a day old before it went on its very first road trip. It wasn't great to add on a bunch of miles to the new car right after I got it, but the XM radio came in handy for the five hour drive there. But it was a good road trip. We were there for a soccer game - and FC Dallas actually won the game, beating New York 2-1. I was also able to pick up some Carlsberg, a great but rare beer that isn't available for sale here in Arkansas.

Here are a few shots from the game:

It was a good game. Both of Dallas' goals came within a two minute span, during the 15th and 17th minutes. The goals came from FCD striker Jeff Cunningham. Of course, I didn't manage to get any good shots of the goals.

New York had a few chances. Here is their top goalscorer Juan Pablo Angel, perched at the edge of the Dallas penalty box, ready to turn towards goal. Rushing in to defend are Dallas players Pablo Richetti and Drew Moor, with Ray Burse in goal.

While we were in good seats for watching the game, it wasn't the best for getting game shots. Plus, it was dark, which made it a bit more difficult for action shots.
Pizza Hut Park

Here's our view as dusk settled in over the stadium.
Pizza Hut Park


FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea moving up the side of the pitch...

There was a fireworks show after the game, which was billed as the largest fireworks show in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. When the game ended we rushed back to the parking lot and I set up the tripod to get these shots. We were close enough to where they set off the fireworks that during the display, we were rained down on by debris from the fireworks.
Frisco Fireworks

Finally, a few Frisco Fireworks

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