Here are a few thoughts I had from last night in no particular order:
1. If the city of Atlanta doesn't do something about our transportation system, Uncle Arthur needs to step in and get to work on it. If getting to the match last night was anything like it will be in 2017 I won't be the only one that thinks twice about making the effort v. watching on the boob tube at home.
2. To win matches at this level, it takes a great passing game. You can't have a great passing game when players are changed around every match during tournament play. If Klinsmann keeps it up, he needs to be changed out. Others have been for less.
3. Stoppage time: it is inconceivable to me that we couldn't see a time clock after regulation.
4. At the start of the second game I instinctively felt in my pocket to see if I had my passport.
5. Halfway through the first half of the second game I had visions of ATL UTD acquiring 1 or 2 star Mexican players and having an awesome turnout and spirit from our huge hispanic community; it was really electrifying (the "Puto" jeering notwithstanding--can do without that now that we all know what it means).
6. 3 seconds after Panama scored its first goal, I completely reversed every thought I had related to #4...and #5.
7. There is something very unnatural about playing the beautiful game under a really big Hefty bag. I'm glad we'll at least have natural light in the new stadium.
8. Beer should continue to be served until stoppage time. You never know when a referee has been payed a little something extra.