Earlier today, Atlético Madrid won a preseason tournament in Germany called the Audi Cup, defeating Liverpool and pissing off manager Jurgen Klopp. (“Atletico wanted to win the cup. We did also, but we also wanted to play football. Atletico only wanted to win the cup,” Klopp said.) The La Liga season begins in less than… Continue reading How reddit users helped me get a Champions League ticket on my honeymoon
Club: FC Barcelona (not the one in Ecuador) Photo subjects: Barca Dad overcompensates for his own father’s detachment and ensures that this father-son outing upholds Park Slope parenting stereotypes. When this kid rebels, let’s hope it’s with weed and beer and not Real Madrid. Location: Park Slope, a scrubbed and comfy Brooklyn neighborhood where molly-fueled Bushwick freelance hipsters move when they… Continue reading SPOTTED: Father-Son Barca Day in Park Slope
Last week, I shared my research on soccer apparel trends at three Disney theme parks over four days. I spotted supporters representing 14 of the 20 English Premier League clubs (54 people total) and 7 out of 20 MLS clubs (22 people total). Manchester United, with 13, and Orlando City, with 7, topped each list. But neither came close… Continue reading What individual or company is most responsible for Barca’s surging popularity in the US? How about Marshalls.
The Match: Ghana v. USA The Date: Monday, June 16 The Venue: Harlem Tavern at the corner of 116th St. and 8th Ave. in Harlem, Manhattan I work in Harlem, just a few blocks away from Harlem Tavern, but I had never been inside until Monday’s match between the USA and Ghana. Harlem Tavern is located on West… Continue reading A perfect, blended crowd at the Ghana/USA match