Wife and I have discovered our new cheap date night (with cheap being relative to about $40 a go) by watching the San Diego Sockers play indoor soccer. On Monday we held our second Soccer Date Night at the Del Mar Arena with the Sockers versus the San Diego Fusion (the Sockers’ B team).
During the first half of the game, the Sockers dominated with 8 unanswered goals against the Fusion. With such a one-sided game, we felt bad and wanted to see the Fusion score at least one goal. Those would come later.
At half time I decided to surprise Wife with a Christmas gift so, I headed to the concessions to pick up two hot chocolates and stopped by the Sockers’ gear booth to purchase our first soccer scarf. Unfortunately, with the way the arena is set up, she saw me at the booth and knew what I had purchased before I made it back to the stands. Luckily, she was still excited and loved to fashion the scarf off for a few pictures.
Also during halftime and since it was 80s night, legends from the 1980′s Sockers came out to play a quick exhibition game (with no one keeping score). Even though some looked well passed their prime soccer years (one had a leg brace), they still moved around the field and easily would have put me to shame. Check them out as they play below:
During the second half, the Fusion came back out strong and scored multiple goals against the Sockers (I wonder if the Sockers let the Fusion score just to make the game a little more exciting). Here is Wife talking about the second half action (and her multiple layers of clothing).
In the end the Sockers held on to their lead and won 10-6 (you can read a full recap here). Afterward, and before the cold really set in, we turned the car heater on and drove back home to enjoy home cooked Italian food paired with a bottle of wine. I really do like being on vacation!