Saturday, June 16, 2007

Football Roundup

Above are highlights (~10 minutes) of probably my favorite Arsenal match of the past season--the come-from-behind 2:1 victory against Manchester United, at the Emirates. I saw it in a bar and most of the people, like myself and my early drinking/soccer companion, weren't wearing any kind of identifiers as to what side they were on. But when Robin Van Persie equalized in a most satisfying manner, everybody let out a huge cheer. And when Henry headed the second goal home in injury time, everyone let out an even bigger cheer. I'll be sorry to see Henry go if/when he does--I've started following the team just a couple years after their big peak ...

Goal for next season: try to follow the Bundesliga, and to watch the Eintracht Frankfurt games. (Unlike Arsenal, which I like for various reasons, I do have some personal connection to Frankfurt--I lived there as a kid, being an Army brat; I learned to like/play soccer when I lived there; and my only European football attendance was a Frankfurt home game, where they beat Dresden 3-0 and I got Anthony Yeboah's autograph.) But the place where I would watch games online has been very inconsistent with its Bundesliga coverage, especially when it's one of the less sexy teams, like this one, so when I'd try to tune in to Frankfurt-versus-Gladbach, the stream would often either be a totally different Bundesliga match, or a Malaysian game show. (Not speaking German hurts too.) Nevada Smith's shows Bundesliga games though, right?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Try soapcast.

Zach Campbell said...

Thanks, SOPCast is one of the best I've come across--unfortunately, it's also one of the ones that gave me problems!