The counterattack was on. We sprinted down field, one of us dribbling the soccer ball until a defender approached, then passing it to another who had wriggled into room to run. The ball was passed to me. As a defender came sliding in, I took a strong touch, pushing it out ahead of me. I hurdled over the slide, then passed the ball ahead to Shane, our best striker, who closed in on goal. He shot, and the ball was deflected by the goalkeeper…right into my path. …

Jason Rintz

Writer working in tech. Currently @Addepar. Southerner by birth, Brooklynite at heart. Trying all the dumplings.

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