I had a great time yesterday with my friends and colleagues, Mitch and Morgan, watching the USA vs Ghana soccer game. It was my first time in Winberie’s American Bistro in downtown Princeton, and all I can say is that I only wish I would have come here with Irm the day before instead of going to Witherspoon Grill (review here). I actually had a very good buffalo chicken wrap, which I am not going to review since it is basically a simple Restaurant/bar food (but it was still very good :).
Anyway, the atmosphere was great. I never actually experienced an American crowd cheering before, and I have to admit that it is different than any other soccer matches I participated as a spectator in the past. For instance, there were no cursing words (maybe one, and the guy actually apologized!). Having gone to many soccer matches in Israel, I can tell you that cursing is 100% part of the match. In fact, fans there don’t stop cursing for 90 minutes (sometimes before the game even started)!
The second thing that was interesting is that people showed their support by applauding. I thought it was a nice addition to the experience. I am sure there are other bars that I might have experienced a different crowd, but nonetheless it was still nice to be a part of a civilized gathering like this.
All in all, I had a good time with Mitch and Morgan and I am happy I went there. It is too bad that the US team lost, but I still think they had a great tournament. They gave it all, and that is what important!
See you in 4 years…