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Futbol in a Football stadium

Totally off-topic post here, but I just had to share this one.

The family and I made the trek out to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA to see our first ever professional soccer game and I have to say that it was awesome! The New England Revolution played host to the Los Angeles Galaxy in front of 30,000 fans, most of which seemed to be there to see David Beckham. Unfortunately, due to his ongoing ankle injury, Beckham never took the field.

Regardless of that, the night was fantastic. It all started as two F-15 fighter jets screamed overhead in a perfectly timed fly-by near the end of the National Anthem. Seeing (and feeling) those two birds scorch by was an incredible rush.

The cap on the night was watching Taylor Twellman, early in the second half, make a beautiful move to beat out two defenders and score the game’s only goal right in front of us! The Revs held onto the lead from there and the stadium erupted when the final whistle blew.

The one thing that did surprise me though was the crowd’s reaction when Beckham, sitting amongst his teammates, was shown up on the scoreboard late in the game. The “boo’s” outweighed the applause significantly as the fans had no problem expressing their disappointment of coming specifically to see him only to have him on the bench for the entire game. New England fans can be a tough bunch but it still was a shame they reacted that way.

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August 13, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. Proper football – English football. Glad you enjoyed it fella.

    Comment by Bulldog | August 14, 2007 | Reply

  2. Until I can get myself over to Europe, this is the best that’s available. If I ever do make the trip across the pond, you can trust that I will make every effort possible to catch a game there 🙂

    Comment by rabid72 | August 14, 2007 | Reply

  3. Then just make sure you head to Manchester rather than the usual London trip people make.

    Manchester is a very cool City. And is home to the Bulldog and the greatest football team (success wise) in the World… Manchester United FC

    Comment by bulldog360uk | August 15, 2007 | Reply


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