AJ's soccer team, the Firestorm made a great run through their league tournament (5 games in six days), knocking out two of the better teams in the league before falling to the team with the overall best record 4-1 in the championship game. AJ didn't mind losing, because 2nd place got medals too, and that was enough for him.
The two teams pose together after the game. Our neighbor (and one of the boys' best friends) is the blonde boy in the middle of the second row on the purple team. A little neighborhood rivalry!