Sunday, July 09, 2006

Pregame in Gelsenkirchen


Gelsenkirchen was the smallest of the German cities hosting World Cup games, but that made for a great pregame atmosphere along the downtown area that begins just outside the train station. The local shops and street vendors were doing brisk business. While the Czech fans outnumbered the USA supporters, American fans were eager and ready to support their team.

1 comment:

Doug said...

The supporters for both countries descended upon this small town, and by noon you saw red, white, and blue everywhere you turned. While the Czech fans outnumbered us greatly, we never felt like the scene would get ugly, not something you can always say for sporting events in the US.