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The BIGGEST PAARTAAY in the WORLD

Way bigger than the Olympics.

The Super Bowl doesn’t come close.

The best part about going to the World Cup for a month in 2006 was that is was like going to a huge international party. Germany was the host, and everywhere you went it was party atmosphere. Munich. Nuremburg. Dortmund. Berlin. And everywhere else in between. You could hang out with Ecuadorians in the plaza in front of the Koln Cathedral, or you could dance with Angloans in Frankfurt. And when we left Germany briefly to visit Prague, we partied with the Dutch at the main plaza in the city center.

If the US team plays to their ability, we can advance to the 2nd round. Let’s hope Oguchi Onyewu is healthy, and that we don’t miss Brian Ching too much. I think Buddle, Gomez and Robbie Findley (GO BEAVS!) will pick up the slack in case Altidore, Donovan and Dempsey aren’t firing on all cylinders. Watching Dempsey score against Ghana in Nuremburg in 2006 was absolutely CRAZY! I was hoarse for days afterward. (Sorry, not worth $56 to upgrade my account in order to upload my video.)

Ghanians in Nurenburg

Singing for the USA

Witnessing the USA draw 1-1 against eventual champions Italy in Kaiserslautern with only 9 men was one of the most impressive displays of team unity that I have seen by the US team. Keller’s stop on Del Piero in the waning minutes made the house come down! Best save of the tournament.

Keller saves from Del Piero at point blank range

I can’t wait for World Cup 2010 to begin. There’s going to be way too many games to possibly watch — not that we won’t try. I am suddenly feeling the remorse for not buying tickets to South Africa. What a mistake! (Plus, you never know who you are going to run into at the airport.)

Ronaldinho and Adriano heading home to Brazil

But *THE BEST* soccer moment was being in the stands in Dortmund when Ronaldo broke the all-time World Cup scoring record that had stood for over 30 years.

Ronaldo scores #15

Or you can watch it HERE.

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