VIDEO: Football at Fenway

Thursday, July 22, 2010 | View Comments

For those who missed it, the beautiful game was played at one of our nation's most iconic stadiums last night, with Sporting and Celtic playing a friendly at Fenway Park. Above is video of Celtic's opening goal, with some nice views of the stadium and crowd as well.

The game looked pretty awesome, for lack of a more eloquent phrase, in front of the old grandstands and the Green Monster, with unique sight-lines and a near sellout crowd in attendance.  At times, the stands and proximity of the seating were reminiscent of an old English ground; that is, until a foul pole or warning track came into the picture.

The last time a soccer game was played at Fenway, LBJ was still in office (not LeBron James, for you confused youngsters out there), with Pele and Santos taking on the short-lived Boston Beacons of the NASL. And while this friendly might not have had the same star power or American presence, it was still a spectacle nonetheless, as for a couple of hours, soccer and a century of mainstream American sporting tradition co-mingled.  We certainly don't get the chance to say that everyday.

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