The Olimpico will be rockin' on Sunday
It only took 40 minutes for the tickets to be sold out. Security at Ciudad Universitaria will be extra tight. It’s the intellectual rebel vs Joe Cahuama. The academies’ graduates have been competing against each since they were kids. Pumas vs. America, a smashing way to end the regular season.
Both are keen on reliving past glories, and are taking opposite roads to get there. One team has spent and spent to bring in players. The other has re-committed to the philosophy that made them great in the first place: build from within. As it stands right now, it’s Pumas 1, America 0.
Last season, Pumas needed a win at the Azteca to make the playoffs. They got their first win at the Coloso since 2006 and then knocked out 1 seed Cruz Azul before succumbing to eventual champions, Monterrey.
This season, it is America who is in need of a result to get in to the post season. Luckily for them, they will know exactly what they need because their group mates will have played their games the night before. They will likely need the full three points, though.
And if they both end up in the liguilla, there is a good chance these two will face off again in the first round.
Won’t that be fun?
Maypoles, drum circles, sack races, the egg toss, body painting, and cold beer. No, it’s not the pregame festivities for the Chilango Derby this weekend at CU (dale Pumas!). It is Austin’s own rite of Spring – Eeyore’s Birthday -- an event in which I have had the privilege of volunteering for the past fifteen years.
The party attracts some of Austin's iconic figures...
Is Silverman a Pumas or America Fan?
My community service is very important. I am tasked to keep the thirsts of the revelers quenched with frosty adult beverages. It is a noble duty, and one I take very seriously.
If you happen to live in our fair city, or are visiting for the weekend, come and find me. I will be working the Fireman’s 4 booth from 3:00 to 5:30 pm. I’m sure I might be able to work out a bigsoccer hook-up.