Top 10 – games we would have liked to have seen in person

Top Ten Game 3rd Degree would have liked to have seen in person.
11970 World Cup FinalPele’s wins his 3rd World Cup, Brazil 4 Italy 1.
21st European CupJune 13, 1956, 1st of 5 straight for Real.   Real Madrid CF 4-3 Stade de Reims-Champagne, Parc des Princes, Paris
3USA vs. England1950 World Cup: USA 1 England 0.  Perhaps the greatest upset in World Cup History. 6/29/50
41974 DutchThe Clockwork Orange at its peak, Any of the Final Round games really.  4-0 over Argentina might be the first choice.
5Allies vs Germany 1944The French crowd singing French National Anthem, while awaiting the PK after time had run out stirs the heart.  And what grit by Pele,  playing with broken ribs.
61969 Friars Cup Final6/11/69 Newcastle win the fore-runner of the UEFA Cup.  (My second favorite team)    Újpesti Dosza SC 2-3 Newcastle United FC, Budapest
7Inter vs. Benfica5/27/65. Inter win the European Cup.  (My third favorite team)
Internazionale FC 1-0 SL Benfica, Meazza stadium, Milan. 
81930 World CupThe three USA games of 1930:  3-0 over Belgium or 3-0 over Paraguay, or the 6-1 loss to Argentina in the Semifinal.
91954 FinalThe Magical Magyars [unbeaten from May 1950; 31 games: 27 wins and 4 draws] which includes Ferenc Puskas, Jozsef Boszik and Sandor Kocsis, lose 3-2 to Germany.
10Inaugural MLS CupOh yeah! I was there.  Nah ha…  Sitting between team benches at the touchline officials’ table for the first cup was a little wet…
but well worth it.

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