I've been an Eric Clapton fan since I was 12. My first time seeing him live was shortly after my 18th birthday. It was a big disappointment. It was a Monday. I took two days off from work. Three friends and I drove five hours from a remote spot in the Adirondack Mountains to Rich Stadium (It's since been renamed Ralph Wilson Stadium) in Orchard Park.
It was over early. The United States scored twice in the first five minutes, took a 4-1 lead at halftime and finished with the three goal margin, beating Japan 5-2 to win the Women’s World Cup and bring the title to the United States for the first time since 1999. Carli Lloyd scored three goals [...]