It was nice to finally watch the USMNT play top quality soccer against a top quality opponent like Argentina. Sure, it was a 0-0 draw, but it was a very exciting and hard fought match from what I saw. But even more exciting was the fact that 78,600+ fans packed Giant’s Stadium to watch a friendly soccer match, and the crowd noise never let up the entire 90 minutes. I actually had people ask if the match was overseas because the crowd was so big and so loud.

Of course there were only a handful of people at the bar I was at, and even though three of us were clearly watching the soccer match (the rest not watching anything in particular), the bartender wouldn’t put the match on the big screen in place of the NBA Final’s Game 2. Guess I can understand, but at least it was on most of the smaller screens scattered around the establishment.