Well, tradional Bundesliga powerhouse BAYERN MUNICH came good with a thorough 6-0 hammering of relegation-threatened SC HERTHA BERLIN on Saturday night under the bright lights of the OLYMPIASTADION in the capital city of Germany. But, PHILADELPHIA UNION flopped underneath the brilliant sunshine cascading upon scenic PPL PARK on the banks of the Delaware River, just outside the inaugural capital city of the United States of America. A proverbial split then from this most unique doubleheader here at the old blog!
Personally, I was amazed at how entertained I was with the Philadelphia Union vs Colorado Rapids affair. Perhaps it because was the technical and tactical level of football was well-known in advance and so energies could be focused squarely on rooting for a result. And so not even another monster MacMathematical Error would be allowed to spoil my Major League Soccer afternoon.
Philadelphia Union were a bit unlucky and thoroughly punished for a pair of unforced defensive mistakes, but that would be another story.
I’m not quite so sure my old blog buddy DAN KEHL enjoyed his experience watching the Philadelphia Union at sold-out PPL Park quite as much as I did, though. And I feel a little bad about that because Dan Kehl, who served his country a good 10-12 years in the United States Marines and rose to the rank of sergeant, is a good man. He always wants his heart in the right place and his intentions are always of the utmost good, there is never any question of that.
Perhaps the atmosphere at the preeminent AAA minor league baseball park in all of America is just a wee bit different than that already well-known to prevail at PPL Park …
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All I can tell my old blog buddy is that, in the world of professional football, the results do matter very, very much. For a variety of different reasons, really. Just ask SC Hertha Berlin, last season’s 2.Bundesliga champions who are in real danger of dropping straight back into the German second division at the end of this 2011/12 campaign!