Tuesday, February 28, 2012

U.S. men’s soccer kicks it in Tampa

Posted By on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM

KICK THE BALL. Try not to get kicked in them.
  • KICK THE BALL. Try not to get kicked in them.
Stop the presses: soccer is coming to Tampa!

Ok, now stop the crickets.

The U.S. men’s team will be in town June 8 to take on Antigua and Barbuda to open the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers; the U.S. has never faced the island nation that I’d never heard of until today. You can tell me your impression when they hit town for a showdown at Raymond James Stadium.

As hosts to the event, Tampanians have access to a special presale, which started today at 11 a.m. It ends tomorrow at 2 a.m., so get cracking, soccer fans! Use the code "G8DOWNTOWN" to purchase tickets in general fan sections.

Those who know me may have heard me describe soccer as “cross-country with a ball.”
While my footballing friends have interpreted that as a comment on the stamina the game requires, it’s really just me telling you how boring I find it. But it’d take someone more stubborn than me to deny the sport’s appeal to so many peoples, despite the fact that it eludes me. Personally, I find the idea of Stephen Hawking breakdancing to be more exciting, but hey, that’s just me—and countless other Americans.

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