The game ended 1-0 for Riobamba, which actually was the funniest thing that could have happened... although I'm sure we would have liked to see Cuenca win. Reason why it was so hilarious you may ask? Well... the game ended and ALL of these loyal Cuenca fans that had been cheering their team on in the rain for 2 hours just started angrily whistling and screaming and throwing things at their team because they had lost. There were grown men yelling "!!Odio sus putas!!! Mierda!! Cosas de Mierda!!" And if you understand Spanish, I apologize for the strong language, but it was SO hilarious that it had to be said. So they aren't just like fair-weather fans here in Cuenca, they literally HATE their team if they lose. It is apparently unacceptable to the fans, and it was totally awesome to see them demonstrate their loss. Here are a few pictures of last night's event.
This last pic is funny because this was taken right after Cuenca lost, and we had to take it because we thought it was so awesome that they were cussing their OWN team out for losing. And it was really rainy still, hence my hair looks all crazy and wet.
...This coming week my classes start, so Matt and I will be busier than we are now. We also went and visited an orphanage this week, and our services there will start Monday, and we'll go every Monday and Wednesday when it is possible. Good Stuff! We love the emails and comments that everyone sends, it helps us feel connected. So muchisimas gracias.