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 in love with the place. He doesn’t remember when he got his jersey but since he has a few friends in Montreal who are Portuguese, they must played part in the decision. Patrick was born in Gatineau, Quebec and that makes him one of the very few born Quebecers I encountered wearing soccer shirts. But with Montreal Impact in MLS now, the numbers are growing.