Blink: A slice of life
Soccer in Duluth is a cold weather sport. Nearly every time I photograph a significant soccer game in Duluth, the weather is cold with precipitation. Fortunately, the rain stopped at the start of the first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game played in Duluth last week. The U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship, features 94 teams from all levels of American soccer, including Duluth FC and Dakota Fusion, who played in last week's first-round game. The teams battled through two overtime periods and a shootout. Even though I was shivering by the end, it was worth it to see Duluth FC win and advance in the tournament. Duluth was then eliminated with a 2-0 loss to Saint Louis FC. Don't worry; there's still plenty of time to see Duluth FC in action because games are scheduled through the first week in July. Check duluthfc.com for more information.
Clint Austin / firstname.lastname@example.org