Soccer fan travels to London to live what others see on TV


After a far trip across the Atlantic Ocean to reach London, sophomore Max Carl watched Tottenham Hotspur play Manchester United in a soccer game.

On April 27, Carl stood with the Spurs crowd throughout the game which resulted in a 2-2 tie.

“It was really exciting to watch Tottenham’s forward Heung-Min Son score the goal that tied the game,” he said. “He is one of my favorite players, and I watched it all happen in person while wearing his jersey.”

Carl said the fans in England were much better than in the United States because they have so much passion for the sport.

During his time in London, Carl enjoyed Mediterranean, Spanish and Thai restaurants, but preferred eating in English pubs.

“My favorite food had to have been the fish and chips,” he said.

Some soccer fans back in the United States watch games on their TVs.

Freshman Grace Murphy said she longs to visit another country for a soccer game.

“I have a World Cup scarf hanging on my wall that my brother-in-law got me,” Murphy said. “It makes me really excited for the next World Cup.”

Murphy said she adores watching soccer games on TV with her family, and she hopes to travel to the next World Cup to see it in person.

“It’s always been a goal of mine to go see a soccer game in another country,” she said. “It would be such a thrilling experience.”

By Violet Castillo