Sports are awesome.
They connect us, give us a reason to get up early on the weekends and sometimes make us scream at the people that we call our friends.
But more than anything sports, and more specifically soccer, is about a group of players getting together and doing something magical for a couple hours a day. And that is exactly what Scott Caldwell and Teal Bunbury (both, you guessed it, former Zips) did Sunday night in the MLS Cup rematch between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution.
Barely five minutes into the game, Juan Agudelo received the ball about 28 yards from goal and passed it back to Caldwell, who let the ball run before firing a low cross across the box to an onrushing Bunbury, who tucked the ball in at the back post for the game's opening goal.
The move came about due to Caldwell's solid dribbling down the left flank and Bunbury's ability to make intelligent runs off the ball. Caldwell and Bunbury may have missed each other at Akron by a year -- Bunbury left for the Rochester Thunder in 2009, the same year in which Caldwell would begin his three year stint with the Zips -- their chemistry on the field is fantastic.
Caldwell's ability to track runs in the holding midfielder position while also having the eye to spot runs from his forwards, such as Bunbury, are undoubtedly why teammate and USMNT member Jermaine Jones has tapped him to be the next big sensation in the USMNT's holding mid position.
If the two can keep up their chemistry on the field, they can continue to make great sports moments. And isn't that what we -- as fans -- want to get out of these games?