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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Photo Essay: Soccer Fans

Yesterday, I attented the USA's national soccer team's victory over Panama, giving the Americans their third CONCACAF Gold Cup since the tournament began in 1991.

Here's a look at some of the people who saw the game in Giants Stadium. Of the 31,000+ people in attendance, I'd say half of them were ethnic Panamanians. It had the feel of being somewhere out of the United States (although I often feel that when I'm in New Jersey).

Most of the people seemed like normal, rational people. That being said, I think I found the missing link (sitting below, center).

The color of soccer fans was easy to see. You can learn things from these sports fanatics...like what the Panamanian flag looks like (see this woman's face).

The Panamanians were not the only ones getting dressed up. Uncle Sam was here as well.

The fans mixed well. Luckily, there are no longstanding disputes between Panama and the USA, saving ourselves from a Meadowlands riot. Unless of course they are still pissed off that we got rid of Manuel Noriega.

There was a soccer/football match...with the USA winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup via a post-penalty kicks.

It was a lot of fun considering no one scored a goal in regulation and overtime. There were a lot of close shots that made things really interesting. Plus, one doesn't get to hang out with Panamanians very often.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good time. Wish I coulda been there!

Monday, 25 July, 2005  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

It was a great time. There were tons of good tickets to be had too.

Monday, 25 July, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

next time more pics of the lovely ladies

Tuesday, 26 July, 2005  
Blogger Gypsynan said...

Ever heard of the Panama canal dispute - gringo!

Sunday, 07 August, 2005  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

What dispute? We came, we saw, we conquored!

Sunday, 07 August, 2005  

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