- "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
- --Vince Lombardi
The brand new, just out of the wrapper, Brazuca ball skips downfield on the wet turf. My cleats are wet, same with my hair, and same with the rest of my body, for the rain just keeps coming down. My mind is fatigued, and my body is hurting, but that can't stop me. I race down the field, side by side with Hillsides best defender, in pursuit of the skipping soccer ball. He and I both jostle for better body positioning. I try as best as I can to turn on the jets and motor past him, and fortunately it works. I barely catch up to the skipping soccer ball just before it goes out of bounds, and turn downfield. Still, there is one more defender to beat. Aside from my speed, my foot skills are pretty poor so I knew it was going to be hard to beat their last defender. Fortunately I didn't have to use my lackluster foot skills, and was lucky to be able to speed past him. Now, it s just me and the goalie. My body tenses up, my mind starts to over think it, the net starts to look very small. I keep dribbling, getting closer to the goal with every step. I see the goalie come start to come out of the net, and I change my mindset from shoot to pass. I pull what many people call a "FIFA sweat" and cross the ball over to Kevin, as he bangs the ball home with ease to put us ahead. We were now known as the comeback kings.