In light of USA playing Slovenia tomorrow (Friday) morning, I thought I’d run these pictures my brother sent from Soccer City. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know he’s in S. Africa right now, part of a team of editors and producers providing World Cup coverage for ESPN and ABC. He’s been working over 12 hours a day, has had only one day off since he arrived more than two weeks ago, but says the experience and energy in Johannesburg have been amazing. If you think those vuvuzela horns are loud on TV, he says they are SUPER LOUD in person, a constant soundtrack to his days, filling the streets and open markets, not just around the stadium. And when our national anthem played at the open of last week’s game against England, he found himself misty-eyed hearing it so far from home.
These pictures are from the Argentina vs. South Korea game, with Argentina winning 4-1.
Go, USA! Tim Howard rules!