NYC F.C. held their opening game yesterday, and nobody tripped and fell on the temporary sod that was laid down as a soccer pitch. So, success! Also, the team won and David Villa scored a real pretty goal, so a good time was had by all.
For our unintentional laughs, then, we’ll have to turn to MLSsoccer.com’s article on the “rich soccer history” of ersatz Yankee Stadium, which has included several European friendlies! Also, Pele played a bunch of times in the stadium that had the same name across the street! It’s practically a soccer mecca! If you overlook the fact that the tiny pitch they squeezed in is smaller than all but one in the Premier League, but hey, short porches are part of the Yankee tradition.