The Governor of Seattle
D.C. United, our hometown soccer club, played Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw the other night in a match played in Seattle. ...
D.C. United, our hometown soccer club, played Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw the other night in a match played in Seattle. The improbable result is being hailed as a sign that U.S. teams can keep up with international superstars with names like Ronaldo and Beckham.
But if your name is Christine Gregoire, you might be feeling a bit slighted today. Gregoire, the governor of Washington State, declared Wednesday "Real Madrid Day."
Here's how the team played the honor on its website:
August 9 wasn't a typical day for Seattle as the City's Governor, Christine O. Gregoire, declared it "Real Madrid Day" in gratitude and appreciation for the Club's visit.
Oops! You'd think a globetrotting team with a $200 million payroll might be able to afford a staffer to handle protocol.
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