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.