MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 15: Michael Orozco of the United States celebrates after scoring during a FIFA friendly match between Mexico and US at Azteca Stadium on August 15, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/Getty Images)
Kind of an odd links day. Not many non-football links to share below ... and not quite a full day's worth of practice links, either, since afternoon practice was canceled. So instead, you basically get two half-full posts. BUT WHO CARES BECAUSE THE USMNT WON IN MEXICO LAST NIGHT...
Mizzou Basketball Links
The MUtigers.com releases during this tour are great. Half-basketball, half-tour guide.
Next Stop: Paris
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Basketball Arrives in Paris
The team arrived shortly after 3 p.m. and had a chance to check into the hotel before spending three to four hours touring the area. Many on the travel party headed immediately to Avenue des Champs-Élysées for some window shopping and sightseeing.
The avenue is most easily described as France's version of Rodeo Drive with high-end shops such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Lacoste and much, much more. Of course one of the more popular sites was the Nike Store, which was loaded with Olympic Games merchandise, including plenty of gear for the fans of Team USA.
The team is staying at the Concorde Opera Paris, which has a convenient location to many shops and restaurants. Just down the road are the Arc De Triomphe Etoile, the Louvre, the Madeleine and the de la Concorde. The team has a night tour scheduled Thursday evening, which should give us a quick history lesson on these incredible structures and fountains.
Also in our hotel is the Duke women's basketball team, who is touring Europe. We also saw Virginia out and about today. The Cavaliers are finishing up their European tour and also had stops in the Netherlands and Belgium before France.
SimmonsField.com: SxSE: Ole Miss
Other Mizzou Links
MUtigers.com: Volleyball Set to Host Black & Gold Friday at 6:30
MUtigers.com: Mizzou Volleyball Youth League Dates
MUtigers.com: Tigers Host Mizzou Tiger Junior Soccer Academy
Mizzou Women's Basketball
MUtigers.com: Take Time for Junior Transfer Bri Kulas
Mizzou Sports Properties
MUtigers.com: MSP, Socket Announce Partnership Extension
If last night's U.S. goal were an 80-yard touchdown drive, Brek Shea broke off a 65-yard run to the Mexico 5, and two plays later, Michael Orozco plunged in from the 1. And then linebacker Tim Howard single-handedly stuffed a ball-carrier twice on a late goalline stand. (And then Mexico fans poured beer on Ian Darke and THIS WILL NOT BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.)
SB Nation: Mexico Vs. USA 2012: Final Score, Uno A Cero
Pro Soccer Talk: Fab Five of talkers from a huge U.S. win over Mexico
Yanks Abroad: Azteca Report Card
Yanks Abroad: Recap: Mexico 0-1 USA
U.S. Soccer Players: Mexico 0 - USA 1
RSL Soapbox: The United States Men's National Team makes history with first win ever in Mexico
Dynamo Theory: USA v. Mexico: What The Hell Did We Just See?
It Is Time
SB Nation: GIF Tournament II: The Reckoning