Day 9: went to FC Seoul vs Busan! It was pretty fun. The first half was deathly boring and to make it worst Busan scored. BUT the second half got going and FC Seoul made a come-back with 2 goals. I’ve yet to attend a game that we lost. I’m good luck like that! Final score 2-1 FC Seoul!
Day 13: Still going strong! This was at tonight’s FC Seoul match against Chunnam. The game was pretty slow and terrible until the very end, during stoppage time, Mauricio Molina scored within the final seconds. 1-0 victory, amazing. Goals like that are what makes soccer the best sport in the world. Here’s the crowd, they stood behind loyal and true like any good fan.
FC Seoul vs Gyeongnam Final score: 3-1 Seoul wins!! This win pushes FC Seoul from 10th in the K-League Rankings to 7th! Which is good they need it, especially since they’re defending champions! Great game and a beautiful day!! And much more soccer to see these next few weeks!!
Next game: FC Seoul vs Youninsi Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00pm!
Highlights from the game: CLICK HERE
Chad and I went to the South Korea vs Honduras soccer game last minute last Friday. We went with Chad’s co-teacher friends and it was a lot of fun. There was more food to buy this time and I was very excited about that! We also brought a lot of food with us too this time, we learned from the last game we went to that stadium food and drinks are very limited. They were checking bags at the gate, no outside alcohol, but Ciara snuck in some soju in her coat, awesome. It was stupidly cold too and it’s almost April! It was a fun game, Korea won 4-0! The best part was tickets were so cheap and this was for an international friendly match. It only cost 20,000 won which is a little less than 20 bucks! This will be the last Korea match until August so we were really happy we went!
Here is a link to highlights:
“On Sunday, despite near- zero-degree weather, over 56,000 fans turned up at the Seoul World Cup stadium, setting a record for FC Seoul’s home attendance of more than 546,000 people in the 2010 season.” – Korea Herald
It’s cool to think we were one of those 56,000 fans! Chad, some co-teacher friends, and myself went to the K-League Championship on Sunday. We cheered for FC Seoul cause they’re the home team here and they were the underdog (I think). Chad and I have a soft spot for the underdogs. The game wasn’t as thrilling as most soccer matches, pretty sloppy at times but the spectacle of the event was cool. There was plenty of fireworks when a goal was scored and at the ending trophy ceremony. And it was at the World Cup Stadium which was pretty cool. Surprising to think that this stadium only seats 8,000 more than Boone Pickens Stadium. “The Boone” seats 60,218 while Seoul’s World Cup Stadium seats 68,476.
The events outside the stadium were cool, outdoor concert, tons of food and souvenir vendors and moon jumps and rock walls for kids.
The biggest let down was the food. This was the first sporting event I’d ever been to where you buy your food outside and bring it into the stadium. All they had to buy in the stadium was hot chocolate, hotdog things on a stick, dried squid and beer. So if you don’t like dried squid or beer you could stand in a line about a kilometer long and get a hotdog thing. Yeah no thanks. Next time I’m packing a lunch!
Today is Chad’s birthday! I took him to the World Cup Stadium here, unfortunately we missed the tour (got there too late) but there was a cool arcade there so we play House of the Dead 4 and Taiko: Drum Master and some other games. That night we went to a local bar in Anam called “Drogba” which is the brother bar of “Daddy J’s” which is the bar lots of our staff member go to (we call it “The Stonewall” of Anam) Chad lives on what we like to call “The Strip” of Anam because it’s very similar to “The Strip” at Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Anam is the area for Korea University’s Med School.
Well anyway Happy Birthday Chad!