I know there's a somewhat related thread about the Red Bulls here but last night was a huge deal and I think it deserves its own congratulatory thread; I know a lot of Devils fans who also follow RBNY so I figured I'd post it. It was a very special night for me and tons of people in the area who've been waiting almost two decades for a moment like this.
I'll never forget going to the first meet-and-greet back in 1996 to meet the NY/NJ Metrostars at Giants Stadium, including players like Tony Meola and Tab Ramos, who were already heroes to me and thousands in the local area after the 1994 World Cup. After years of going to games, and the attendance at Giants Stadium dwindling, along with our performance, I never ever thought we'd see a moment like we witnessed last night.
The character of a team, under the gun to win this must-win game, to be down 1-0 in the first period and finish the game 5-2, it was really something remarkable.
Now the real test begins. Even if some of you guys aren't big soccer fans, I suggest you pick up some tickets to the playoff games as they contend for the MLS Cup. The atmosphere really can't be beat, and if you haven't been to Red Bull Arena yet, you really need to check it out. I've never seen an MLS team with this much chemistry and passion; we've had more stacked rosters before but none that ever came close to clicking with each other like this year's, I feel something special in the air and this might be our year to win the Cup. Hope you guys will considering checking it out firsthand