NY Red Bulls vs Tottenham

July 23, 2010 — by John Lally2

Did you miss me?

The last time I had been to a Spurs game was April 21st, 2007 – the day before I moved to NY. The game was a league match against our most hated rival, Arsenal, and had ended in a draw after a last minute equaliser for Tottenham.  Thanks to a pre-season tour to the US, I was able to go and see Spurs in action again tonight, this time against NY Red Bulls and their new player, our old foe Thierry Henry.  His association with Arsenal will never be forgotten for Tottenham fans and so, a game that could have been a routine tune up game, had that little bit more spice to it.

Travelling with my wife to the game, we arrived at the World Trade Center PATH station a good couple of hours before the game and it was somewhat surreal to hear the familiar chants I’d usually hear at Seven Sisters being belted out in downtown Manhattan. At the stadium, our seats were not far from the main section of Spurs fans
and, though there were plenty of Red Bulls fans
around me also, it definitely felt like home territory.

Henry was introduced to inevitable boos, Spurs players fresh for a new season were cheered on heartily as the teams were announced.  


Watch #NED v #SVK at @iplaybeautiful!

June 28, 2010 — by Suman

We’re back with another freebie–two reservations to watch this morning’s Netherlands-Slovakia match at the PlayBeautiful NYC pop-up virtual stadium on Mulberry Street in Nolita NYC (@iplaybeautiful on twitter)

As we mentioned in our previous giveaway, we experienced PlayBeautiful for Portugal-Brazil on Friday, and it’s an awesome place to watch a game–stadium seating for 100 in front of a huge projection TV image; concession stands serving coffee, tea, beer, snacks; and even a little patch of astroturf with 2 small goals (back room).  There was a good turnout of Brazilians on Friday–we imagine this morning it will be the Oranje faithful who turn out!

Let us know if you’re in NYC and can use these reservations (or spread the word to your friends who can)–we will email you the pdfs!

We were hoping to liveblog from PlayBeautiful this morning, but looks like we’ll be staying in Brooklyn for this match.  We also have reservations for ESP-POR tomorrow afternoon, so look for us to be reporting live from Mulberry St for that match!


Our 1st Fan Giveaway! Uruguay v South Korea tix @iplaybeautiful

June 25, 2010 — by Suman1

Our first fan giveaway..our friend/fan Joyce has 2 reservations for tmrw morning’s Uruguay v South Korean match at the PlayBeautiful NYC pop-up virtual stadium, located on Mulberry Street in Nolita NYC.

Joyce is not going to use them (as she’d prefer a quieter place to concentrate on her Reds), and neither can we…so if anyone wants them comment to this post and they’re yours!

(We went there for Portugal-Brazil this morning, and it’s a cool place to watch a game–stadium seating for 100 in front of a huge projection TV image, with concession stands serving coffee, tea, beer, snacks, etc. There was a good turnout of Brazilians this morning..we imagine the atmosphere will only be better for the 1st Round of 16 match!)