I was luckily able to attend the first leg in which Rayados won 1-0. You can recognize me as the sole schmuck wearing the visiting team jersey in the photos below.
A couple of weeks ago I toured the new stadium with my dad, brothers and their kids and wives. I had already been to the game but for some reason they didn’t let me use the jacuzzi in the locker room that time. Conspicuously absent were my own kid and wife. I suppose they don’t care and I’ll go to Russia by myself in 2018.
The tour is called Experiencia Rayada and here are a few pics.
I finally got to go to Monterrey’s new stadium, the recently inaugurated Estadio BBVA Bancomer. What a beauty – I felt like I was in a different country altogether.
I will miss the decrepit homeyness of Estadio Tecnológico where I spent countless afternoons of soccer; that said, this place is amazing. See for yourself: photos from the match day. Photos from the tour in a separate post.
Top ranked Tigres was eliminated by #9 ranked and arch-rival Rayados de Monterrey in the Mexican Soccer League Quarterfinals. This is the third time in a row that Tigres is defeated by Monterrey in a playoff derby. More info.
Update May 13, 2013: Small corrections. Thanks to Arturito and Juan Carlos for pointing them out.
MONTERRY, Mexico — Faced with a two-goal deficit entering the final 30 minutes, Monterrey pulled off a comeback for the ages to win the CONCACAF Champions League crown for a record third consecutive time on Wednesday night.
Unbelievable. More info on CONCACAF.com.
I’m not one to make excuses, but my SXSW 2013 posts have been delayed due to unforeseen hard drive issues. However, I was watching a video of Bajofondo’s concert at Auditorium Shores this year, and lo-and-behold, there’s the back of my big head wearing my Rayados hat.
Sadly that’s an older hat. The newer one (as seen at ACL 2012) was lost in Indonesia.
I am stuck in standby hell (an airline term in which you are stuck in airports) in Orange. County. I am watching the Great Final and Rayados is losing by one goal. This is impossible, right? Vucetich cannot lose a Final! Is it the end of the world? Were the Mayans right? No, that can’t be.
And then I look outside and a dragon is devouring the sun! It is the end of the world! What’s happening?!