USA v Mexico: Columbus, OH: Nov 11, 2016

Discussion in 'USA Men: Fans & Travel' started by Real Corona, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't have words for how soul-crushingly wrong this is.
     
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  2. thethinwhiteduke

    Feb 13, 2008
    loner role call!!
     
  3. thethinwhiteduke

    Feb 13, 2008
    i was invited to that US Soccer post-match photo opportunity on the pitch. is it really going to be at 10.30, do we have to exit the re-enter the stadium with the ticket?
     
  4. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Never mind one of my AO friends was able to take this ticket.
     
  5. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Would it be possible for anyone to offer advice about getting to the stadium around 6:30? I always go to the bars early and march with AO, so I never worry about parking or anything. But, my friend is driving in from out of state and won't be getting in town until 6:30ish. Would it be better for him to park at the stadium or he also has family that he could leave his car with and Uber?
     
  6. sittonsidewayz

    sittonsidewayz New Member

    Oct 12, 2016
    Clutch City
    Just ran into the team walking around downtown. Nothing too crazy, but that happened.
     
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  7. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's the Ohio fairgrounds. Plenty of parking.
     
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  8. LetsGoYanks

    LetsGoYanks Member

    Jul 23, 2005
    Dirty South
    I have two extra tickets... AMAZING seats: Section 125, Row 10. PM me or reply if interested.
     
  9. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Saw Kasey Keller in the lobby of my hotel today. Got a picture and we had a nice chat about the castle he used to live in!
     
  10. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone at fourth street bar and grill
     
  11. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Where was that ?
     
  12. SCBozeman

    SCBozeman Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    St. Louis
    I got a photo with Guzan and Bradley. They bought a scone at North Market at about 9 am.


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  13. sittonsidewayz

    sittonsidewayz New Member

    Oct 12, 2016
    Clutch City
    Right in front of the downtown Hilton. Not sure where they were headed.
     
  14. Lucky Day

    Lucky Day Member+

    Nov 12, 2008
    Columbus
    That's nice. To share?
     
  15. dcpohl

    dcpohl Member+

    Feb 9, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was there! Too bad I wasn't checking BS, we could have been two posters who got to meet in person.
     
  16. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    My review: and I'll put the atmosphere, crowd as one I've the best I have been to.

    AO Pregame: well setup and attended. The party sprawled thru the neighborhoods, good scene, good location and setup.

    Stadium: 90/10 US fans is my guess and sounded every bit of it for 89 minutes. Supporters sections wrapped around both end lines. The lighting on the fans in the stage area gives it such a cool look. Each side did their own chants and it worked out really well, Drum section was solid as well.

    It was intense, all emotions on the field and into the stands. Was as good of a sporting event can be. Zero drama and to be honest couldn't have cared less about politics or silly narratives once the whistle blew.

    Parking lot: literally took 2 hours to get out of the stadium. Horrendous design and setup.

    Tix: gotta hand it to USSoccer. They controlled sales as tightly as you can possibly do it, and it paid off. Mobile scan was of no issue either.

    Great time, bummer we didn't get the point.
     
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  17. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree mostly, but some lame political correctness reared its head. my buddy and I started a chant about, ahem, Chicharito's allegedly lacking of endowment , and some weakling had a total freakout. "How dare you make fun of race/gender/sexuality/dickbiology!" I didn't know that having a small dick was being a protected class, but seriously, how far can you reach for finding something to be offended about? it was honestly disappointing. He's lucky that I was too focused on the game--if that happened at my local AO chapter, my response would have been much stronger.
     
  18. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The lottery system was brilliantly justified. This was the most pro US crowd for a US Mexico game ever.

    Everything off the field was fantastic. As for what happened for 90 minutes. On that I'm living on a river in Egypt called de-Nile
     
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  19. slitz

    slitz Member+

    Feb 19, 2005
    Red City, 138
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ready for a hot take?




    One of the few things MLS teams do well is keep opposing fans out of the home supporters section. They insist on opposing fans in supporters sections remove away colors or offer to relocate them if they choose not to comply. AO/ US soccer need to work together to fix this at US games.
     
  20. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did you see Mexico fans in the AO section? I did not.

    I did see Brian McBride at the airport bar. Briefly commiserated with him about the loss.
     
  21. slitz

    slitz Member+

    Feb 19, 2005
    Red City, 138
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes, a fairly decent amount
     
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  22. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There were quite a few Mexican fans in the supporters sections.
     
  23. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Should have tossed beer on them till they leave, which is what would have happened to us in Azteca even in our own section
     
  24. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's not how it works
     
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  25. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's how it works in Azteca. What is your solution ?
     

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