Monday, March 21, 2011

2005 - England v Columbia

2005.05.31 Giants Stadium....Double header - Metrostars v Chicago Fire, England v Columbia...

In an effort to being more fans to the Merostars games, double headers would be scheduled, where the second game featured a European or South American team playing a friendly...most fans who came to see the friendly would tailgate in the parking lot during the Metrostars game and enter the stadium right before the friendly would start...

This time the opening game was England v Columbia...England would defeat the Columbian's 3-2, with Michael Owen scoring the hat-trick, with David Beckham getting 2 assists. England controlled the game despite the close score.

In the second game, in which most of the crowd left except for a few English and Columbian fans who meet behind one of the goals to sing and chant through most of the Metros first half, the Metrostars faced the Chicago Fire...Behind goals from Amado Guevara and John Wolyniec the Metros would earn their first home victory of the season. Chris Rolfe scored for the Fire...

The England v Columbian match was an add-on to the schedule, so the Metrostars would add a small sticker to the upper corner of the pre-printed season tickets to include the England v Columbian match.

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