FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2008
MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND COLUMBUS MAYOR COLEMAN ANNOUNCE FRIENDLY WAGER ON MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman today placed a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday's Major League Soccer Cup Championship Final between the New York Red Bulls and the Columbus Crew. The match will take place at 3 p.m. ET Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The winner will be the 2008 MLS champion.
If the Red Bulls win, Mayor Coleman will send a package of Ohio State Buckeye candies and a case of Columbus's finest ale from the Columbus Brewing Co. If the Crew wins, Mayor Bloomberg will send a large John's Special pizza pie in honor of Staten Island's own, Red Bulls' Forward John Wolyniec, from Basille's Restaurant on Staten Island, a large Italian Hero from Leo's Latticini and Mama's of Corona and a case of Brooklyn Lager from Brooklyn Brewery.
"Winning the Major League Soccer title would be a fantastic and fitting end to the Red Bull's come-from-behind season," said Mayor Bloomberg "Soccer fans from Riverdale to Rockaway will tune in tomorrow to see the team from the country's premier soccer-loving city bring home its first MLS Cup."
"The Crew is the hardest working team in America and the team's excellent players worked harder than ever this season," Mayor Coleman said. "Along with all Crew fans, I can taste victory. I look forward to tasting Mayor Bloomberg's Staten Island pizza as well."
Stu Loeser / Evelyn Erskine (212) 788-2958
Daniel Williamson (Mayor Coleman) (614) 645-5300