Just got back from the US V. POLAND GAME.
Again, apologies for the quality. Even though I was in the 100 section, in row seven (So close I could see the sweat glistening of Tim 'Get out of my house, bitch' Howard's head), my camera is terrible.
It was an awesome game, even if I was one of a few US fans in a sea of red Poland fans (Fun trivia fact: The Chicago area has a huge Polish population. Second only to Poland itself). Since it's a NT friendly, naturally everyone was super into this.
And a quick shot of some of the crowd! I think the announcer said it was at least 31,000 folks in Soldier Field. Which has a max capacity of 61,500. Not bad for a non-American football related sport event!
Now I'm just going to let the pictures talk for themselves (Mostly).
The boys warming up!
At the half. Guzan warming up a bit though he didn't get to play. D:
Polish NT thanking their fans. The US also thanked their fans too, but at that point I was swept up (For I am a tiny person) in the sea of fans leaving.
Other moments that I did not take pictures of because I was so into the game:
-Various players on both sides getting knocked over and respective team fans booing at each.
-Polish player getting yellow carded for roughing up Stuart Holden. Then the almost fight right after.
-Altidore getting a yellow card (I think?) for tossing a Polish player. No. Really. He hefted the man a few...Inches.
-Dempsey tripped on the ball. Of course.
-Tim Howard is a beast that was bested in this game only though the art of confusion.