Photo by myself, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
It was standing room only at bars around New York City. The crowd above spilled out of a pub in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Finally, the US is joining the rest of the planet in World Cup frenzy. The US team played England on Saturday. The last time we played England was 60 years ago, when the US team astonishingly upset the favorites, 1-0.
The game had been such an upset that British newspapers thought there had been a typo in the telegraph, and printed the game results as England winning 10-1.
Our goalkeeper, Tim Howard, did a great job. In the end, US tied England 1-1, after the other goalie made a grave error. I'm sure the poor fellow will be dreaming about it for years. There was a great article in last week'sThe New Yorker about Howard. You can read the abstract online and the full article if you have a subscription.
Friends of ours tried to watch the game in Manhattan, where bars were packed, hours in advance. Mark and I watched the game at home. Outside, people whooped, hollered and chanted in the streets.
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