Dec 13, 2007

Iraqi soccer players line up during the opening ceremony of the ?Fallujah Cup? here, Dec. 14. Soccer, a favorite sport among Iraqis, was chosen as the first organized sporting event the city of Fallujah would embrace as a result of improved security in the area. ?This is kind of a microcosm of everything that is going well right here in Fallujah, and this is a culminating event,? said 2nd Lt. Gregory Collins, the platoon commander of 2nd Platoon, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6.

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