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Sportress of Blogitude Photo Quiz: You Make The Call, Presented By Alcoa*

Mexico Swine Flu

Above is a photo of a soccer game being played in a nearly-empty stadium. The reason for the lack of fans in attendance is:

a) “Inter was ordered to play its next four European cup games in an empty stadium as punishment for the mayhem in the stands that forced the Champions League quarterfinal against Italian rival AC Milan to be abandoned.”

b) “Thousands of Mexican soccer fans had to forgo a beloved tradition Sunday, forced by a swine flu epidemic to cheer from their living room couches instead of the sun-soaked seats at packed stadiums.”

c) Americans as a whole are just not very interested in the MLS as illustrated by the trouble the New York Red Bulls had attracting fans to their game against DC United on Sunday.

You make the call.

* not really presented by Alcoa (most of you are probably too young to understand this reference anyway)

Italian team must play in empty stadium [NBC Sports]
Swine flu leaves Mexican stadiums empty [Sports Illustrated]
DC United 3, New York 2 [Yahoo! Sports]