A guest article, written by Carly Compton, on how she became a Columbus Crew fan and a soccer fan in general.
Soccer; a word not in my vocabulary about a year and a half ago. Now, I talk about it everyday.
I never really knew much about soccer until I met my boyfriend, who changed both my life and my view on soccer. He is a huge soccer fan, and he has completely transformed the way I think about soccer. Soccer was always a boring sport to me, where you just run up and down a field kicking a ball. It is completely different to me now.
I have always loved sports but never soccer much. Now, I wish I would have played soccer as a little kid.
My boyfriend and I went to our first Crew game together earlier this year against Colorado, and before the game, I figured I wouldn’t really understand what was going on. I really just wanted to spend time with him. We got to the game, and we didn’t have tickets in the Nordecke, so we had to sneak in. I wasn’t really for it all at first, but once we made it in, I loved it.
I loved the atmosphere of the Nordecke. I loved being around people that love the team. The drums are my favorite because it makes everything so much better, so much more intense. From that moment on, I realized I loved soccer! Ever since then, I go to soccer games whenever I can, and I talk to my boyfriend about it all the time. I love watching games with him every week. I was never a soccer fan at all, but now I am a massive Columbus Crew soccer fan!