USA-Mexico Feb 7,2007 Glendale Arizona

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by Galaxian, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. pweakland

    pweakland Member

    Feb 17, 2000
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You mean to tell me that some dude spit on you and there was not a fight? All you did was look at him? Wow.
     
  2. AndSomeAreAngels

    AndSomeAreAngels Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 7, 2003
    Brokelyn
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Man, the city of Glendale was depressing. The whole place is like the theme song from "Weeds". It took forever to find a place with decent beer selection and everything is ridiculously spread out. We drove around for miles before getting to the orange lot and we opted to wait around in the parking lot for a few hours afterwards, rather than getting in our car and dealing with the horrendous traffic getting out. Just terrible, terrible planning. Aside from a few positives (free parking, a nice lawn to kick the ball around beforehand), the whole stadium experience was terrible.

    Security was so lame (no banners, wtf?!?) and they kept harassing the SA section to get people out of the aisles. Uh, isn't that your job, stadium employee? Why are you delegating that work to fans, threatening to kick them out if the guys in the aisle don't move?

    The SA section wasn't huge in terms of numbers (and there were quite a few Mexico fans sitting in the section), but it was a decent showing, all things considered. It's tough to make a mid-week game. US fans were greatly outnumbered though, and couldn't make a dent in the stadium noise. It wasn't that the Mexican fans were that loud, but there were just so many more of them.

    The best cheer of the night was definitely the "No Se Puede!". Dirty Sanchez definitely earned his nickname as well.
     
  3. zonametro

    zonametro ASU here I come!!

    Jan 26, 2006
    Arizona
    I love how security did nothing about the mexican fans throwing beer on the field. They were completely unprepared and the stupid lady outside sent us tot he other side of the stadium to enter only to walk back to the other side of the stadium to get to our seats!:rolleyes:
     
  4. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Member

    May 29, 2005
    atlanta
    well the security in K-town did nothing about the americans throwing beer on the field so it's no surprise
     
  5. Snapshotgalaxian

    Snapshotgalaxian New Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Orange, CA
    Galaxian - you and your friends did an awesome job - again. I vote for you being the leader of all S/West Sam's Army sections. Loved your mom, too.

    The fact that the owners of the stadium can arbitrarily decide not to let anyone drape signs, flags, banners, etc. was ridiculous. It was agreed before the game but the stadium owners said no at the last minute.

    The stadium carried a lot of noise and it was hard to hear the chants. I noticed the back rows weren't cheering too much when I looked but the drum did help to let them know which cheer to shout.

    I felt it wasn't a real US v Mexico game because I didn't have any food or drink thrown at me. Seems it did happen at other locations. Wish USSF would give more info about the US fans section. I talked to a lot of people about Sam's Army and finding the info on BS. They go Big what? There needs to a lot more education for soccer fans out there.
     
  6. Snapshotgalaxian

    Snapshotgalaxian New Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Orange, CA
    Forgot - my friend got around the draping the flag rule. We were supposed to keep out hands on the flags or other banners draped. He wore the flag and turned it around to drape over the side.
     
  7. Scr4Lyf25

    Scr4Lyf25 New Member

    Jun 5, 2004
    Yep... section 135 right next to you. Most of it was being aimed at someone in your section with an American flag. Noticed they all left after throwing their beers on us lol. I actually went down and talked to the dork for our section and said do something but he didn't have a radio or anything. I said thanks alot and now I'm staying here. I was in row 18 but watched the rest of the game in row 1 so I was a little farther from the beerfest. Freakin hysterical.... mexicans throwing away perfectly good beer lol. Never dreamt I'd see the day.....
     
  8. dasoccerplayafosho

    Jun 30, 2003
    Utah USA
    ya, i was right behind you. Section 135, row 22. I saw them throwing it, and was amazed...
     
  9. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks a lot . I will definitely try my best to organize things for nats games on the west coast , because I think if the supporters section shows well for january friendlies , we have a better chance of getting a qualifier , which would be awesome.
     
  10. samuraiblues2006

    May 9, 2006
    So Cal
    Yeah I was pounded with beer and soda w/ice too. So classless. And beer was pretty pricy at the stadium.. what a waste! I totally agree on other posters here, there was absolutely NO security at all.
     
  11. Blue Eyed Soul

    Blue Eyed Soul New Member

    Jan 22, 2003
    Gilbert, AZ USA
    I was at the match- still have to watch it on TiVo. I heard I'm on it near the 90th minute. Post afterwards.
     
  12. Palermo10

    Palermo10 Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if you can figure out how to screen shot, let me know. I watched the game on my comp yesterday but I couldnt get the screen shot to save, whenever I pressed play, the paint file would change!
     
  13. dkrboys

    dkrboys New Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    Simi Valley, CA
    Palermo......if you want to send me a pm with your address, I've got some good pictures of you with your friend(s). Thanks again for hooking us up with tickets. My son & his friend had a great time. This was the friends first soccer experience EVER.
     
  14. J-Rod

    J-Rod New Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    You have to give us a pass on this one. What’s wrong with the kids wearing their uniforms to the game, especially a local pro game? What the kids are saying is – I’m not just a fan, I’m a player and I am good enough to play for such and such club. That is their identity and many of them have put in countless hours of practice and play in order to wear that shirt and those cleats. And they will tell you there is no need to clean up the blood and the mud on them. A supporter may wear the team’s shirt proudly but a kid who is wearing a shirt that he has earned the right to wear is even prouder. Just my 2 cents.
     
  15. Lolonearbyyolo

    Apr 17, 2006
    Section 138
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting point. Kids should be proud of their team and parents should be proud of their kids. I still have my high school age club kit and my junior high club kit. I also have 4 kits for adult clubs I've played with and still play with today. I don't wear them to the Galaxy games or USMNT/USWNT games. It reminds me of the conversation my parents had with me when I wanted to wear jeans to church. They said, "it isn't about you..."

    I'd feel the same way about the dad who attends his kid's AYSO game wearing his Chelsea jersey. He's saying "I'd rather be watching Setanta at the bar across town", or "I don't really know care about football but this shirt looks cool on me!".

    I accept that we probably won't agree on this, but I think there is a time to celebrate what YOU do, and a time to celebrate what the team your supporting does.
     
  16. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Member+

    Aug 2, 2004
    Westwood, NJ
    No screen shots, but some photos I took of Sam's Army at the match:

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  17. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Member+

    Aug 2, 2004
    Westwood, NJ
  18. IASocFan

    IASocFan Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 13, 2000
    IOWA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Excellent shots! I'm in two of them! :D

    And under the flag for the other two!

    I complained earlier in this thread about traffic and also complained to US Soccer. Here is their response:

    "Dear Tom,

    Thank you for your feedback regarding the U.S. Men's National Team vs.
    Mexico game in Glendale, Arizona this past Wednesday. We understand your frustration and assure you that all possible measures within our means were taken to expedite traffic after the match. Unfortunately, a tragic accident, which completely shut down the AZ-101, took place at approximately the same time our match was letting out. This was the primary reason for the lengthy delay upon exit.

    We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
    If you have any questions, please let us know. We thank you for your support of the U.S. Men's National Team and hope to see you at future matches!"
     
  19. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm the one in the front row with the Uncle Sam hat and flag pants :)
     
  20. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros New Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Was that the BAF or BBAF ?
     
  21. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Member

    May 29, 2005
    atlanta
    lol you were on TV more than once
     
  22. Lolonearbyyolo

    Apr 17, 2006
    Section 138
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I brought a newbie, too. He had a great time and was a natural yelling at the top of his lungs and following the chants after the first verse.

    I was so proud!
     
  23. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was the Triangle Soccer Fanatics 20x30 footer.

    wjarrettc was kind enough to send it out for the two matches .
     
  24. Palermo10

    Palermo10 Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    San Diego
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And I'm the asshole in the white Dempsey jersey in the front row that taunted Mexican fans the whole game :D
     
  25. Galaxian

    Galaxian Member

    Oct 30, 2005
    Newport Beach, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    and you did a damn fine job :p
     

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