So last night, instead of watching the San Antonio Spurs blow out the Miami Heat, you should have been watching the USMNT take on Panama on ESPN. Ordinarily, you may be hesitant to watch soccer for whatever reasons, but last nights game had huge implications for the US squad. Basically a win, an we would be able to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, to boot we (U.S) should finish on top of the group rankings as well, so a little icing on the cake.

If you didn’t end up watching the game, you missed a absolute amazing game. The electricity from the U.S fans in Seattle was amazing, to the point where I was getting goosebumps and the hairs on the back of my neck were sticking up at points, no joke. It was electric, it was like a game with fans in Europe or South America or Mexico, awesome stuff to watch.


The U.S squad went on to win the game 2-0, with goals from Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson, in front of a sold out crowd at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The crowd was actually capped at ~40,000, because the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros (two of the bottom dweller teams in the MLB) were playing next door. The crowd for that game was just over 10,000.

Jozy Altidore’s goal:


Eddie Johnson’s goal:

Again, I don’t think I can not talk about the crowd last night, the chants they had going were awesome, the “We are going, We are going, We are going to Brazil” over and over again as well as the others were a sight to behold. Anyone who says soccer won’t survive in the U.S against the big four of MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL, take a look at these videos and try telling me that again:

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