The Major League Soccer season kicked off this past weekend around the country. Bethany knows that I'm a big fan of the Chicago Fire, so she surprised me with tickets for Valentine's Day this year. I've always been a fan of Chicago and have watched countless MLS games growing up, but this was the first time that I've been able to attend a live match. I couldn't have chosen a better game to watch either. The Chicago Fire were playing host to NYCFC (who boasts international stars like: Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, Mix Diskerud, and David Villa). While I'm a Fire fan through and through, I couldn't help but get pretty excited to see some of those guys play in person. Both teams really struggled last year, but they have much higher hopes as this new season begins. After a wild match that went back and forth for all 90 minutes, it was NYCFC that came out victorious in a 4-3 defeat of my beloved Chicago Fire. We may have lost a close one, but it's only fueled my appetite for more soccer this summer.