Thursday, June 18, 2009


Fútbol is a big thing here.

When you score, you score big. After making a goal players run around the field with their arms in the air, their shirts pulled over their heads, yelling at the top of their lungs. The goal culminates in a pile of players hugging and rolling on the ground.

If you are on the opposing team you fall to the ground in failure. Your teammates yelling at you in disgust. Everything is dramatic when it comes to fútbol.

Today ASOCRUZ visited another deaf school in Santa Cruz called CINOMS to play them in fútbol. The game started small with only the students from each school watching around an informal cement field. As the game progressed more and more people began showing up. Students from other schools, police officers, venders selling empanadas and coca-cola, the parents of players, Aymara women, and young children all gathered to watch the action.

I wont give you a blow by blow account of the game but lets just say that it was tense. There were points where I was literally out of my chair screaming. In the end, the boys of ASOCRUZ came out victorious with a 7-4 victory over CINOMS.

It felt good to walk back to the bus as one team with our trophy.

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