Friday, March 25, 2011
Oh my my my
If you live within a short flight or drive from New England and you enjoy the game of soccer, you have absolutely no excuse not to be at Gillette Stadium on June 4.
You might ask why, well the World Cup champions from Spain will be in town as they take on the U.S. men's national team. Did I mention you have to be there?
It's a Saturday, the weather is sure to be excellent, guarantee a bunch of Spanish smokeshows come out of the woodwork (only to disappear just as quickly), what else do you need? The sangria and Sam Adams will be flowing, bottom line it's sure to be a great day to be alive for American soccer fans. It's not every day that the best national team in the world plays in your back yard.
It will be the first meeting since the U.S. knocked off Spain in 2009 in the Confederations Cup (2-0 on goals by Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore).
This friendly takes place just three days before the U.S. starts play in the Gold Cup, soccer's championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.
It will be just the fifth ever meeting between the teams, and first in the United States, with Spain winning all but one of their previous games.