Thursday, May 22, 2008

Champions League, Chicago Style

The scene at Fado in Chicago yesterday for the Champions League Final was as lively as you'll get at any pub in Europe. Manchester United fans outnumbered Chelsea supporters by a wide margin and they were in full voice an hour before kickoff. I have a video of the shootout as seen from the bar and as soon as that's online I'll add it here. I also have a new favorite cheer from yesterday- "Who ate all the pies?" which was directed at Frank Lampard.

Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass did a wonderful job yesterday capturing the cult appeal of following soccer in this city. I just hope soccer doesn't become TOO popular in Chicago- there wasn't much room to spare at the bar yesterday.

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