Wednesday, February 27, 2008

South of the border

Unfortunately, Sideline Views will not be able to make the trek down to Tijuana for the Mexico-Paraguay match and some fun at the Avenida Revolucion afterward. Okay, well, maybe the game would have been our only reason to go down there but the city would have provided more post-game options than we have at Home Depot Center.

As it stands, though, the match should be played before an energetic and enthusiastic fan base. Baja California has traditionally been more about baseball and boxing but soccer is apparently gaining popularity there. Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote about the status of soccer in Tijuana.

The interesting part of this story is the local club's name - Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente. Awesome.

Sideline Views will have to wait for the Under-23s to make their way to HDC to watch Hugo's team. And unfortunately we'll be stuck with the night-club Denny's or the IHOP-in-a-shady-neighborhood-with-shitty-service afterward instead of Avenida Revolucion. Oh well.

Oh, by the way, if you are going and will be commuting from this side of the border, don't forget your passport! Otherwise, you'll be stuck down in Tijuana a la Cheech Marin.


A.C. said...

Ain't that the truth. Late-night dining options in Carson suck. What I wouldn't give for an El Compadre nearby the HDC like there is near Dodger Stadium. Or a Brite Spot. Or a Langers.

rosyf said...

I live in Baja California and can tell you Soccer is really BIG here, since we don't have any professional team we support different clubs from Mexico, Cruz Azul, Chivas, America, Necaxa etc. and since they are "our home teams" Galaxy and Chivas USA. In fact we are having a pre season game with Chicago Fire next month, I don't know if the first team is coming tough.

Too bad I cannot make it to the Tijuana game today