Our group was challenged by Anton and his pals to a game of soccer this past week. Being a group of Americans, only a couple of us have played the sport competitively before and we were up against people who played it all the time growing up. The pitch we played on was kind of small, the grass was too long, and the nets were holier than the nuns at the monastery we visited but it didn’t make the game any less fun. We had a great turnout and everyone played really hard. We also got to practice listening to Russian and picked up a few new words to use out on the street. I really enjoyed the game and hopefully we can have a rematch before we leave because I know we can definitely beat them.