UNITY IN DIVERSITY
This is the Portuguese soccer team that is in South Africa competing for the World Cup.
There is another Portuguese soccer team in Springfield that is playing for a handful of treats.
This is how we start the game. The referee tosses out the ball.
Then the team takes over, chasing the ball and trying to keep it from the opponents.
After each goal, the referee gets their attention for another round of play.
The competition is strong and sometimes a player goes down while handling the ball.
How satisfying to score.
Are we ready?
This is a very intense game for these Portuguese players.
The girls are in position.
Samba has control of the ball.
Norma Jean is ready.
She has it and she's not giving it up.
Morgan may not be Portuguese, but she's certainly a tough competitor.
Hands aren't allowed, but can you carry the ball in your mouth? Who has a rule book handy?
Samba performs some fancy footwork. She's really into this game. It must be in her genes.
Tess steals the ball and is trying to score with it.
Samba gets it back.
Game over. Bailey, the goalie is resting in the shade with the ball and the mascot, her monkey by her side.
Samba was definitely the MVP, most valuable Portie, in the game. She played well for a dog with paralysis in her face. She even managed to carry the ball around a few times.
Our team had fun and were all winners. We wish the very best of luck to the other Portuguese soccer team.