Why Porto? I asked. “I’m of Portuguese descent.” His parents are from Portugal. I didn’t ask him how to spell his name so I hope I did it right. Given his name, and even his looks, there has to be something Irish in the whole story. Niel is a soccer fan and, inevitably, Mourinho’s name and Porto’s European cup came into the conversation. I walked … Continue reading PORTO, NIEL

Portugal, Patrick

Why Portugal? I asked. “I went to visit Portugal. It’s a beautiful place.” I noticed Patrick driving by and then stopping at the local gas station. I walked back and approached him. Patrick doesn’t follow soccer much. He is simply too busy, he says; artist, musician, rapper, all around party organizer. A few years back he visited Boom Festival in Idanha-a-Nova and had a fantastic time, fell … Continue reading Portugal, Patrick