The final send off game to the World Cup in Philly was great. Turkey took an early lead but a handful of halftime subs turned the game around for the US and a 2-1 victory. It's good to enter any tournament on a winning note.
Philadelphia is thin city which also translates to a fun city, which also translates to good looking people. "Ah if only I were five years younger" was my Friday night theme making the rounds of the Pubs. Like being the only sober person in a bar, watching the mating rituals of the 20 somethings was very entertaining and nostalgic.
We spent a good part of the day walking around sightseeing and generally checking out the city before settling in at Fado Irish Pub on Locust St. in Center City for tapas. The traditional Irish pub fare was so good that we returned later in the evening for dinner. Some of us did manage to drink too much which for me is like 5 or 6 beers. That was simply a warm up back when.
Walking around the tail gate area, we were surprised by the number of Turkish fans. It was brought up that in the Northeast, any visiting team will have a few thousand supporters drawing from the big cities.
The sights of McFaddens Pub at the Phillies Stadium
Ok you get the point. Back to the game.
We will be traveling to Boulder for the opening round of the World Cup and there will also be quite a bit of riding. And eating. And drinking.