For those of you that don’t know, I went to college at UC Santa Barbara, and had the joy of playing in front of some of the most passionate soccer fans in the country. Every game, the Gaucho Locos would be there in the stands singing soccer chants and slagging off opponents. In a sense, they were (and continue to be) the 12th man!!
We won the National Championship in 2006 – meaning this season, 2011, was our 5 year team reunion. This past weekend I made the trip back to Santa Babara with 15 of the players from that team for what turned out to be a great celebration. And, as a bonus I decided to document the trip. It is less soccer cleat related and more of a cultural insight into what college soccer is all about, particularly at Harder Stadium!