México 2, Belize 0: Mini-Flags, Plastic Shofars, and Meximullets, Oh My!
June 19, 2008 8 Comments
Went with my pops and my youngest sister to last Sunday’s World Cup qualifying match here at Reliant Stadium between my beloved Tri and Belize. Took my trusty Kodak Z740 and took some shots of the game.
As to El Tri’s performance, they did not play as well as their talent level would suggest. Yes they did win, but their inability to finish around the box was glaring. Arsenal wunderkind Carlos Vela (below) played up front for most of the match and missed a clear put back.
Vela did redeem himself later by nudging in a rebound off a free kick for Mexico’s first (and winning) score. Here he is celebrating that score with some of his teammates,
The second goal came from the aged foot of legendary one-dimensional striker Jared Borghetti (below),
Here is a shot of Andrés Guardado partially blocked not by a defender but by some guy’s melon,
Here’s Mexican keeper Oswaldo Sánchez expressing his angst regarding his recent arrest,
The team celebrates the victory,
This guy is my favorite Belizean ever. Despite his team’s total lack of offensive effort, he cheered his national squad as if they were contesting the World Cup Final with Argentinian aplomb. He did this mainly by waving a small Belize flag which was no larger than a square of toilet paper.
This is post-game as we descended one of the cavernous concourses of Reliant Stadium. These boys were blowin’ hard enough into their plastic shofars to bring down Jericho ( I liked how the girl on the left thought I was taking a picture of her),
And last but certainly not least, what large gathering of Mexicans would be complete without a properly groomed and picture-perfect Meximullet?