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Descriptive Essay About Soccer

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Green turf with yellow lines around it. Two nets with huge white mesh and glistening white frames. Step onto this field and all worries go away. Just a ball, a uniform and a team waiting to show the opponents what soccer is all about. This atmosphere under the shining lights with a boisterous crowd waiting for the teams to perform; almost like it is our job. Most games would happen on brisk fall nights, but you would be numb from the roar of the crowd. You hear your name called in the starting lineup as you run along the line to give the players and coaches’ high-fives. Just being in this moment gives you goose bumps, whether you are a freshman or a senior student. Furthermore, playing alongside your teammates, but not only that, they now become your family. You no longer see these people as just co-players you see them as your brothers, and you know that they have your back no matter what. The relationship built with these players and coaches is almost difficult to describe. Hard work, determination, sportsmanship and confidence are a few characteristics that were needed to play on this team. What occurred in the games was left out on the field because we played not for ourselves, but for the person next to us. We knew that in the end it was just a game, but in those magical moments it was more than that. This field could not only define the type of player you are but it also outlined who you were as a person. The Dennis M. O’Brien Field; home of the Whitman-Hanson
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