The alarm buzzes and I stumble down stairs. The aroma of the brewing coffee is outdone only by the howling wind and driving rain. I start to hope that the soccer gods have a pinch of mercy on us since the A.O. Modesto tailgating crew had worked its magic once again preparing to serve our world famous tacos. Piping hot coffee, check. Rain gear, check. Tempered enthusiasm on what I might see on the pitch, double check!
The travel over to Avaya stadium told me one thing, only t