Today the US got romped by Mexico in the Gold Cup final at Giants Stadium.
Even though the game itself was a bust the pregame festivities were pretty incredible. Fan’s were out in full forces and we hopped around from tailgate to tailgate taking pictures of it all.
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The US and Mexico are the most dominant teams in the CONCACAF and have a long history of competative battles on the soccer field.
To get a better idea of the rivalry check out the Top 10 US vs Mexico Matches in History!
The US National team won the ESPY Award for “Best Upset” for their victory against world number one Spain in the semifinals of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup.
A few players from the from the team were on hand to accept the award. Landon Donovan was joined on stage by Jonathan Spector, Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Bornstein, Sacha Kljestan, Clint Dempsey, Ricardo Clark and Jozy Altidore.
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Back in March NBA star Charlie Villanueva sent out a Tweet at half time during a game against the Celtics and this really pissed off his coach. It also marked the first time a professional athlete’s Twitter usage caused controversial headlines. Since Villanueva’s remarks many athletes have been fines or reprimanded for causing trouble via 140 characters or less.
The MLS recently smacked Houston Dynamo star Brian Ching with a $500 fine for a comment he made on his Twitter page regarding a controversial call by a ref during their game vs Seattle. “Ref in seattle just cheated the dynamo. What a joke. Not even close. Ref is a cheat,” said Ching.
Chad Johnson Ochocinco also joined the party when he declared that he wanted to Tweet during NFL games, and the NFL already gave him a very firm “no.” But he says he plans on doing it anyway.
I know there are more athletes that have created controversy via Twitter, please remind me of any instances in the comment section.
Check out Brian Ching’s Twitter page and view his off the field photos in our Us National Team Revealed feature.
Who would you send to South Africa next summer? Instead of trying to crawl inside Bob Bradley’s head to see what he thinks let’s leave the speculation to Yanks Abroad.
There are 23 plane tickets booked to South Africa and apparently veteran DaMarcus Beasley will be stopped at the airport by security and not let anywhere near the plane, while Jay DeMerit and Jonathan Spector can now sit back and relax and order the cocktail of their choice.
Unfortunately they are predicting Sacha Kljestan will join Beasley on the outside looking in but we will keep our hopes up because Sacha still has nearly a year to impress Coach Bradley, including time in the Gold Cup as he was a last minute addition to the U.S. roster.
Check out the full list to find out who should “pack their bags,” who is “nearly a lock,” and which players are “a fairly safe bet,” “in a battle,” “have work to do,” and more.