I have been looking forward to this upcoming weekend for weeks, and now it is finally here!
On Saturday, Rachel and I are going to the New York Red Bulls match against Kansas City Wiz(ards). Being an Arsenal supporter, I am especially excited to see Thiery Henry play in person. Red Bulls are battling for the lead in the east, so the match against KC should be a good one. I try to keep my allegiance to Kansas City when it comes to baseball – I wont openly cheer for the Yankees over the Royals – but when it comes to soccer, I am all in for Red Bulls. We are going with some friends from Rachel’s running group and it will be one of our first trip to New Jersey since we moved here two years ago – the things we do for soccer.
When we get home from the game, we go straight into the taped Oregon Ducks vs. Stanford Cardinal football game. This is going to be an amazing game. Oregon lost to Stanford last season, so we have something to prove. If you want to come over and watch the game, you are invited (kickoff around 10:30 in Park Slope). Go Ducks!
Sunday morning kicks off with an Arsenal Premier League match against Chelsea. I have to be careful when I say this given that they share their name with my little sister, but I hate Chelsea. Chelsea is at the top of the table right now and we are a few points behind them in second, so a win would be huge. We are definitely not in as bad shape as Liverpool, but we are coming off a bad Premier League loss, so a win or at least a draw would be nice.
Finally, just when you thought I couldn’t watch anymore sports, Rachel got us tickets for my birthday (30!) to see the Mets (or the Metropolitans as she insists on calling them) at Citi Field. We went to a game against the Dodgers last season, but this will be our first (and last) game this year. We will probably spend a good portion of the game in line for food in right field, but it will be worth it – how can you pass up Shake Shack!