Embassy Soccer Team Plays Afghan Presidential Protective Service
On July 13, the U.S. Embassy soccer team played a soccer team comprised of members of the Afghan Presidential Protective Service. During a competitive but good-natured game, the Afghan team took an early lead, scoring two goals in the first half. The U.S. team came back in the second half, scoring two goals themselves, but the Afghan team ended up winning decisively, with a final score of 4-2. After the game, Ambassador McFarland and a representative from the Afghan team spoke of the importance of friendly competition, which draws athletes together across lines of language and nationality. To round off the evening, the Afghan team treated their American counterparts to a post-game reception, where team members from both sides mingled and shared stories.