For several reasons: 1) They’re the underdog, 2) they’ve been to the finals before and have never won, 3) Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities on the planet, and 4) over the course of our visit, I like the Dutch fans I’ve met more than the Spanish fans. Yes, I realize I didn’t mention a single thing about the actual players, but I have no affiliation with either of these teams, heritage or otherwise, and I’m not exactly a pro on soccer tactics, so I had to pick one. My prediction: a 3-2 extra time thriller in favor of the men in orange.
Also, in the interest of time, I’m just going to post the best-of our photos and write the stories when I get back to the U.S. We’re about to get some lunch and then head to downtown Johannesburg for the SAB World of Beer Tour and then it’s off to Soccer City Stadium for the final.
I saved up about 25MB on my bandwidth package just for tonight, so hopefully my iPhone 4 will work and I can post some live pictures from the final. Check my twitter feed to the right as well for potential updates.