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Sunday, June 13, 2010

World Cup Frenzy, in Park Slope, Brooklyn

World Cup fans, Brooklyn
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.

World Cup fans, Brooklyn

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Leif Hagen said...

A great kick off to the World Cup party! A nice touch in black and white!

Lily Hydrangea said...

Great shots Kitty! I love this world cup frenzy.
It sure beats all the doom & gloom as of late.

Joanne said...

I am a world cup fan also.... hhhmmmm English! Not a bad game the other day:)

Bloggin in PA said...

Yay! Cool pic

T. Becque said...

I know, it's about time we joined in! Nice b&w shots of this time.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I do enjoy the fact that the US is finally starting to get the Beautiful Game, although it's still fairly tempered compared to being in England. I really miss being in England when the world cup is on, there's nothing quite like it.

Rob Green needs to redeem himself pretty sharpish. The poor guy is not going to get a warm welcome home at this rate.

Anonymous said...

As I had to work, thank you for the update about the result. How nice to see such friendly and calm behaviour.
Please have you a great start into the new week, with further good results.

daily athens

Anonymous said...

i'm watching the games from the comfort of my home. i suppose it's a much different experience watching in the bars with other enthusiastic viewers.