The trip started in this pastoral setting. San Jose will soon move to its own digs just down the road, but, for now, the alma mater of Steve Nash is home.
March 11: CONCACAF CL quarterfinal: San Jose 1 - Toluca 1
The 1906 Ultras - seen here during the second half - roared moments before the end when Alan Gordon equalized in second-half stoppage time (again) for the Quakes.
March 14: Seattle
After a couple of days (and one LA Galaxy victory over Tijuana) in southern California, the trip continued onward to Seattle on Friday night. Look carefully for the proof.
March 15: MLS regular season: Seattle 1 - Toronto FC 2
Jermain Defoe's early double did not stop the ECS from urging Sounders FC toward an unlikely point.
March 16: Portland
The scene outside the hotel on Saturday morning. Why are all of these people filling the streets? It's the annual Shamrock Run to raise money for a local children's hospital.
March 16: MLS regular season: Portland 1 - Chicago 1
The noon PT kickoff did not stop the Timbers Army from filling their usual haunt and pushing the home side onwards for the duration of this draw.
March 16: Portland
Is a trip to PDX complete without a stop at Voodoo Donuts? Well, yes, if you hate long waits and sugary goodness.
March 18: San Ysidro, Calif.
A (not-so-) quick drive down the I-5 leads to this sight on the American-Mexican border. Leave the car in the States. Walk across to Tijuana through the carefully proscribed paths without a hitch.
March 18: CONCACAF CL: Club Tijuana 4 - LA Galaxy 2
Estadio Caliente isn't the finished product yet. There are still portions of the stadium under construction. But the views from the stunning press tribune offered a great vantage point to watch this match unfold.
March 18: Tijuana, Mexico
The last sight before heading home: a glance down the tunnel at Estadio Caliente. Notice the artwork on either wall heading out onto the artificial surface.