Live blogging the game
They’re chanting “culeros!” Oh, how I love Mexicans.
What’s going on here? Don’t play dirty… just play!
Rafa Márquez = swoon, but I’m not watching because the players are good looking.
Aw, Pardo had a chance… oh well.
I would do a play by play if I knew what to say. Guy in red passed it… to another guy in red.
Wouldn’t it have been cool if Angola beat Portugal? The colonized beats the former colonizer. The Fanon fan in me thinks soccer is better than violence for decolonizing.
Damn, 12 minutes in and this guy already has a yellow card?
That was close (free kick). The playback made it look just a few centimeters out.
Another foul? I think this is number 6. And now the third free kick. Let’s see if Pavel can make it. Damn.
I get a sense there’s going to be a lot of stoppage time.
The fans are signing “Cielito Lindo.” Lovely.
I wonder how much of all these injuries are (bad) acting and how many of them are real.
Tiro de esquina for Angola. These always ake me nervous.
The shots never look like they’re going to go that high until after the fact.
Free kick for Angola. Come on Oswaldo! Looks like he didn’t have to do much. It was way wide on the right.
Zinha shot… too far. I just noticed they’re wearing white today.
The Univision announcers say it helps to distinguish between the teams.
Damn. The two teams are even on fouls right now.
Was that a foul? Another free kick that doesn’t get close enough to really scaring anyone.
Nice block from Oswaldo.
I don’t think I can stand this being one of those games where the goal comes at the end.
Yikes. Tiro de esquina for Angola.
Do you hear trumpets? Do they have a mariachi there?
“Mexico está desconcentrado” according to the announcers.
It looks like it too… maybe they’ll have their concentration back after half time.
That foul on Rafa Márquez didn’t look good. And now the guy got a yellow card.
That was a tease (shot on goal).
Olé oleé olé chants… at least the fans are in it.
I really hope they’re coming out with some better plays. I need something to make not working on school stuff worth it.
You know what I miss? Jorge Campos’ dayglo uniform. Sánchez’s blue is okay, but the fluroescent colors add something else.
Mexico’s first tiro de esquina.
Aaaah! Okay, at least there is shooting now. With all these close calls there’s gotta be a goal.
Arellano comes in for Zinha.
I ate tamales today to be as Mexican as possible.
Straight shot to Sanchez. Damn.
Aaaah! I’m still mad about that lost opportunity. Mexico fans are going crazy.
Latest chant coming through? “¡Sí se puede!”
So, I’m following the stats online and it is noted that the Mexico is ranked 4 in the world by FIFA/Coca Cola and Angola is ranked 57. That doesn’t look good for Mexico struggling so much.
I gotta admit, that one-handed catch by the Angolan goalkeeper was pretty good. Damn.
Bravo! You were supposed to get goal number three right there!
I hope I’m not annoying the neighbors with all the yelling over here.
Lavolpe seems to have that infamous Argentine ego.
Those free kicks… so many with no results.
Kikín is in!
Mendez can’t get in when it’s three against one.
I just realized we haven’t seen any action from Sanchez in a while. But that should be a good thing.
Those players look pissed.
“¡Sí se puede!” again.
Mano! Andre gets a red card. This should work to our advantage in these last ten minutes or so.
Cielito Lindo again That calms me down… just a little.
I didn’t scream and cry in the last shot by Kikín.
I missed that last two close calls by Marquez and Bravo because I needed a bathroom break.
Lavolpe looks like he’s about to pulls his hair out. I think I am too.
What can happen in three minutes?
A tie. Damn.
Mal partido para México. True story.