USA @ Mexico: June 11

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by gveli001, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My buddy who was standing next to me got nailed right in the back of the head with a nearly full plastic beer cup that exploded when it hit him. He got soaked with beer and had a nice bump on his head and I got beer all over my back. The cup was launched from the seats above and to the left of us. I think next time we won't grab seats so close to the fence. I have to admit it was am impression throw, I don't know they throw it and keep the beer in the cup.

    It was a nice commemorative cup too and would have been a nice souvenir and I wanted it, but he said he wanted to keep it. But when we walked out, I asked "where's the cup" and he said he left it behind. It was a special cup just for the game with Mexico v USA, the date, etc. Here are a few crappy pictures of it. It would have bee nice if we could have bought beer in these nice cups, or any cup for that matter!

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  2. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I had three cups from beer I got from the section next to us and left them alone for a bathroom break and someone grabbed them from our section!

    I did see a handful of beers heading over the fence they just weren't close to me. I'm sure if you were next to the fence you got it.
     
  3. Joe Kurr

    Joe Kurr Member

    Sporting Kansas City
    United States
    Mar 21, 2017
    I think I was a few rows up from you. By chance did the guy chug the beer after he got hit? Speaking of the cups, I had some time to kill at the airport and made my way to the food court over by gate 15 and was able to buy one off a Mexican fan for about 20 pesos.
     
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  4. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    no, the photos suck but you can sort of see how the bottom of the cup was shattered, so all the beer went out and all over him
     
  5. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Pablo, we were in the row directly behind you, got splattered with that richocet. Still can't believe your buddy didn't draw blood, that was a thud.
     
  6. LuciusG

    LuciusG New Member

    Dec 31, 2012
    Club:
    DC United
    I didn't see anything thrown into the US Section, but we were right in the middle. Got a picture with Jimmy Conrad and sat (stood) right behind him.

    They let me in the entrance with my belt. Then during the second pat down at the top of the ramps the guy patting me down told me I had to get rid of it, but I guess his supervisor saw and basically told him "no" and they let me go on in with it. It was a cotton belt, no idea if that had anything to do with it.

    Lack of beer and water was BS, as has been discussed. Was a lot of fun. Felt safe the whole time, including riding the train in, waiting in line for beer at the 7-Eleven, and hanging out in the parking lot. Ended up just jumping on an AO bus on the way back.
     
  7. Eddie Stiel

    Eddie Stiel Member

    Sep 27, 2011
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Same for me, except for getting to keep my 20 year old belt.
     
  8. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    damn Wixson, it would have been nice to meet you in person. Yeah my buddy has a hard head!
     
  10. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I PMed the seller to ask as the photos show some of his cups are from the MEX-Honduras game, and sure enough only one of the 4 is MEX-USA and 3 are MEX-HON. I'd almost be tempted for 4 MEX-USA at $25 (I'd give one to my buddy who got beaned) but the Honduras ones are totally worthless to me, so no way.
     
  11. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Buy them and claim fraud on eBay lol
     
  12. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    I had the deuce face red tshirt, and buddy had the Elvis Presley sillouette on front of white jersey.

    Either way, all good. So much fun!
     
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  13. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just went thru that with a US Soccer soccer ball I bought that I wanted to get autographed.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/222432788462

    Instead of getting what's advertised, I got a generic "USA" ball with some bogus USA flag on it. I guess the seller thought there's no difference. I just mailed it back this morning. Doing the return is a pain is the ass. Here's the bogus/useless ball they sent me.

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  14. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My mom bought me a jersey with that crest for the last World Cup. She was like here I got you a present for your trip. She got a kid in São Paulo a present .......
     
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  15. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In case anyone is feeling nostalgic about last weekend, here's an nice memory we shared:

     
  16. hoboken16

    hoboken16 Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ USA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know you have a spot on my buses next time down....just remind me in a few years
     
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  17. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The AO aspects of the event were awesome and worth it. The game day party at the hacienda was truly special.
     
  18. hoboken16

    hoboken16 Member

    Jan 16, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ USA
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Glad you had a good time but we had a good time as well and as was mentioned at a cheaper price
     
  19. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What were your pregame parties like?
     
  20. thethinwhiteduke

    Feb 13, 2008
    think different experiences for different people work quite well. its a great thing that the US soccer traveling support has grown to the point where there are multiple groups that offer significantly different experiences that can cater to the widest group of US supporters as possible.
     
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  21. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This
     
  22. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #423 Jazzy Altidore, Aug 9, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2017
    I never suggested otherwise. I only said the AO events were great. And I was exploring what others were doing. I know the Sammers advertise themselves as an alternative to AO but I haven't exactly pinned down what makes Sammers different, aside from the fact that they seem to trend toward older ages. I'm not sure if the poster above who referenced having a "better time" without AO was a Sammer, but reading his statement is what kicked off this conversation.
     
  23. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pregame beers by the rooftop pool and early stadium arrival. I managed to escape the police cordon and enjoy the atmosphere around the stadium for a brief bit.
     
  24. PabloSanDiego

    PabloSanDiego Member+

    West Ham United
    United States
    Jan 18, 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not all AO pre game events are created equal (Night Before Parties and Day of Match parties/tailgaters). I've been to some that were really boring. But the Mexico matchday party was exceptional, the difference being we had to pay for it while most are free.

    Maybe the numbers didn't fully add up in terms of cost (bus + ticket + party w/ free food/booze + scarf) but as a first timer in Azteca for a USMNT match, I was satisfied with what I got and all the people I went with were happy with it too. I didn't hear any complaints.

    4 years from now though, now that I've done one, I'd consider riding Metro down with some buddies and hanging out around the stadium. One thing that was nice though was having the buses to get back from the game.
     

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