According to the announced attendance figures, the match was the biggest in Tennessee history at 29,059. That's about 7,000 walk up tickets sold, and a lot more than I thought would come out on a cool rainy Tuesday. Well done, soccer fans!
|Record crowd cheering on the USA|
As for the game itself... We certainly had enough chances to score, but when was last time the US were the first team to score in a game? As much as I respect Bob Bradley as a coach, our team sucks in the first half. Maybe we can get a interim coach just to run out the starting line-ups and tactical formations, and then let Cheatin' Bob (That's what I call him. Ask me about it sometime if you see me) finish coaching the match, since he seems to make decent adjustments and substitutions as the game goes on.
Here's a pretty good recap with plenty of pics from the Tennessean, who treated the match as a big event. Nice!
I'll share some photos of our trip in my next post.