3.25.2011

U.S.-ARG: Do You Remember the First Time?



Remember the last time the Yanks played Argentina in New Jersey? I do. It was 106 degrees with 200% humidity* for most of the day and we decided to start tailgating at 10am for a 7pm match. By 2pm it seemed like just surviving until kickoff would have been victory enough. And then these 3 dudes from Louisiana rolled up with an RV full of boudin & venison sausage for Matt D. and I to eat while we drank Shiner Bock and shot toy guns in the parking lot. Good times.

As for the game, it was the most entertaining nil-nil freindly draw you could ever ask to see. And when it starting raining in the final, frenetic 10 minutes it officially went from entertaining to epic. There is no way hell tomorrow's game will match up to that without aid of a Juan Agudelo & Jozy Altidore all-Red Bull golazo fest but it should be fun watching them try. Go, go USA!

*These figures have not been verified by the U.S. Weather Service.

10 comments:

Jeff said...

I still remember just losing my mind when it started to rain. The crowd got even louder, we actually stayed on a chant for 5 plus minutes. It was incredible.

Faux Fur and Soccer Shirts said...

Great "Where's Waldo" pic from that game: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_XweohCPlbWA/Sx58J8chrnI/AAAAAAAAAV4/ye4gvoA2SkQ/s1600-h/561_fans_red_USMNTRS0608080197.jpg

SF said...

I was high on patriotism son!

ULTRAS said...

Nothin' finer than a Shiner!

Anonymous said...

greatest sporting event i have been too

Stan said...

I brought an electric flashing light which Freddy broke with a shot over the bar. Awesomest property destruction ever.

Rene said...

That was the highlight of my first extended stay on the east coast, and I'd be up there again if I could. Here's hoping for another entertaining affair tonight.

Cindy said...

was an awesome game! fantastic atmosphere and good Lord were we so happy when it started to rain! also Timmy Howard was bananas good that game!

Mike V. said...

I was sick that day but not only decided to go but decided to tailgate (read get trashed) with all of you. I then missed 4 days of work after. Totally worth it.

yatesspain.blogspot.com said...

What namely you're saying is a terrible mistake.