Here at "The Scoring Third" we find that the most important part of following soccer is not the statistics, teams, or players, rather it is the ability to integrate alcohol consumption into the viewing process. Remember back to our "Making Friendlies Friendlier" article from a few years back where we came up with a new drinking game to make the US Men's National Team's matches a little more enjoyable to watch? If you don't remember the article it is either because you didn't read it or you followed it to a "T". Now we are taking a different approach, we're classing up our wild soccer-watching-while-drinking ways. We have teamed with our good friends over Orlando's premier food blog, Mega Yummo, to come up with a new pairing list of soccer teams, food, and wine. We took a look at five US and five European based teams in areas known for excellent wines. From there we found highly rated wines from nearby each city and then used the infinite food knowledge of our "Mega Yummo" colleagues to suggest foods that would pair nicely with each. We have included links to purchase each of the wines listed online as well as links to recipes to each of the paired dishes. So now we proudly present to you The Scoring Third's "Food-Wine-Soccer Perfect Pairing List" for 2012!
Teams in the United States