Follow us:

Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

Category: World Cup FanGrams
June 28, 2014 at 12:41 AM

Mexican fans loud and proud against Croatia

BY MICHAEL LEICHNER After attending the Mexico-Croatia match in Recife, we decided that the Mexican fans took the prize for loudest and largest group of supporters outside of the South American nations.  The pageantry and colors were apparent from the moment we got on our flight to Recife. We learned later that around 3,500 fans were staying…

More

Comments | More in World Cup FanGrams

June 26, 2014 at 1:29 AM

Relaxing in Recife

BY NANCY RICKERT World Cup and São Joao festivities have made Recife a great place to visit the past week! It has been so much fun here! The Parque Doña Lindu and Praca de Boa Viagem have been especially fun to people watch. We saw Capoeira dancing, churchgoers, vendors selling crafts and souvenirs and lots of food,…

More

Comments | More in World Cup FanGrams

June 25, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Going Insano at Beach Park

BY MICHAEL LEICHNER We had one free day in Fortaleza before heading out to Recife, and there was only one thing I had hoped to do before flying down to Brazil: Insano. Insano, until recently, was the tallest water slide in the world at 135 feet and is located at Beach Park outside of Fortaleza.  See the…

More

Comments | More in World Cup FanGrams

June 23, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Beating the heat to see Germany-Ghana

BY MICHAEL LEICHNER We arrived early in the morning in Fortaleza, our third city of the trip, before the Germany-Ghana match.  After some lodging hiccups, we took a taxi to the game, which dropped us off over a mile away. At first, we were annoyed, but soon realized we would be walking through what could best be…

More

Comments | More in World Cup FanGrams

June 23, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Warm welcome in Recife

BY NANCY RICKERT Saúde from Recife, Brazil! The scene here is very festive and clean and polite. Lots of countries being represented here over the past few days. We have watched three games a day at local eateries, at Fan Fest, and finally one in the Arena Pernambuco! The huge upset of Costa Rica over Italy…

More

Comments | More in World Cup FanGrams

June 21, 2014 at 11:56 PM

Not enough Hopp Schwiiz in Salvador

BY KURT WEBER We are in Salvador, Brazil for the Switzerland vs. France game.  The Swiss have traveled well, and sit in flocks of outdoor cafes within the old town, geared in red regalia.  The French, are more conspicuous, only sporadically spotted in their blue jerseys. The day is hot and humid, reaching into the mid 80s….

More

Comments | More in World Cup FanGrams

June 21, 2014 at 11:35 PM

Rio traffic doesn’t derail memorable night at Maracana

BY BRUCE JONES After a humbling loss to the Netherlands in its opening match, the pressure on Spain to get a good result against Chile on Wednesday was even more significant than on our group trying to get from a day of sightseeing around Rio to our apartment and then to Maracana for the late afternoon…

More

Comments

Next Page »