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Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 2 - Galaxy 2

Poetry Corner Kicks believes.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

I’m a believer.  I had been holding out judgment on our Philadelphia Union for a long time.  Sure I was excited at their improved quality, but I wanted to see how they did against someone like the LA Galaxy.  Well, I’m all in now.  The Union dominated this game.  Aside from the obviously important two goals, I never felt very threatened by the league darlings.  They only had two shots on target and they finished them both- that is the kind of quality the Galaxy have.  I still say the LA is the best team in the league right now, but the Union can play with anyone.

Last week I parodied a classic poem by Christina Rossetti.  This week, I parody another, perhaps more well-known bit of verse.  Here are the words to the immortal classic "I’m a Believer" by those classical wizards of music, prose, and poetry, The Monkees.  Below is the Union-v-Galaxy interpretation (adding in another verse to fit the game).  You can't help but sing it to yourself as you read…

Verse 1
I thought love was only true for Galaxy
Meant for LA fans but not for me
Sak was out to get me
That’s the way it seemed
Then Earnie entered all my dreams…

Chorus
Then I saw their pace, and I’m a believer
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I’m in love (ooooh!) I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave them if I tried

Verse 2
The U were up by one within five minutes
But Robbie Rog would score to tie the game
What’s the use in tryin’
LA makes it rain
They scored again to bring the pain

Chorus
Then I saw their pace, and I’m a believer
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I’m in love (ooooh!) I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave them if I tried

Verse 3
Keegan was a force that made us awesome
His defense was on point for the whole match
Then he scored his goal
We were tied at two
After getting help from Sir Le Toux…

Chorus
Then I saw their pace, and I’m a believer
Not a trace, of doubt in my mind
I’m in love (ooooh!) I’m a believer
I couldn’t leave them if I tried