It seems like that magic time of year when Americas stadiums are invaded by South American & European soccer teams just gets earlier & earlier every year. I'm certainly not complaining; any excuse to tailgate and witness world class footie action without having to clear customs is the equivalent of a holiday on my calendar.
Out in New Jersey the silly season is starting up just before Memorial Day when Ireland takes on Ecuador on May 23rd. That match kicks off the beginning of what will be a busy week at Giants Stadium with Red Bull New York taking on Chicago Fire on the 24th (live on ESPN2), and the just announced Benfica v. AEK Athens tie on the 27th.
That's right you read correctly, Benfica v. AEK. Fellas you know what this means? Hot Portuguese chicks with Nelly Furtado butts, and hopefully some kebab carts from Queens. And ladies you'll get some wannabe Christiano Ronaldo man-candy. See, everybody wins.