Frank de Boer had a heck of a 49th birthday on Wednesday.
Not only did Atlanta United defeat Vancouver 1-0 for its fifth consecutive win and shutout, which is an MLS record, but Ajax, the club he grew up in, played for and became a legend, and later managed, secured the Dutch league with a 4-1 victory.
“Overall, it was a very productive day for us,” he said.
It’s not quite “Happy Birthday to me.” But, there you go.
De Boer said the day reminded him of his birthday in 2011. On the day, he managed Ajax to its 30th league title, securing the achievement by defeating the top team, FC Twente, 3-1, on May 15.
“Today was also special,” he said.
De Boer and his twin, Ronald, were pre-planning a happy birthday skit to each other on Instagram.
Frank said that Ronald told him to make a picture in which he was calling him, and that Ronald would post something that he’s congratulating him.
But Frank pointed out that there was a nine-hour time difference between the brothers because Frank was in Vancouver for the first time in his life while Ronald was in Holland.
So, a quick check on Instagram and it seems the plan was put to the side.
Still, “It’s always nice when you have a birthday and get three points out of it,” Frank de Boer said.
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