Watch: U.S. fans invade pitch at Red Bull Arena World Cup watch party


They didn’t do it when the New York Red Bulls snapped a 17 year trophy drought with last year’s Supporters’ Shield victory, but Monday’s U.S. Men’s National Team win over Ghana was a different story.

For the first time in the stadium’s history, Red Bull Arena experienced a pitch invasion — at a watch party.

Thousands of U.S. fans crammed the seats in Harrison to watch John Brooks head away the curse of Ghana. Several hundred of those fans in attendance could not contain their elation, climbing the Arena barriers and celebrating on the Kentucky blue grass.

Yankeepsilon on Instagram captured the historic moment:

And to add some perspective to the massive elation, here is a video of the crowd after Brooks put the U.S. ahead for good:

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  • Thanks for posting Dave.
    All that for 1 win?
    Wondering what will happen if they advance out of the group?

  • Joe Linhart

    Was at the watch party last night and it was a great time. Free scarves given out. Excellent atmosphere. Seats filled in the lower bowl from corner to corner along with one touchline. I don’t think they expected quite the turn out they had since there was only one screen on the pitch and it was by one corner. I truly hope they decide to do all the US games this way, although the pitch invasion may discourage it. I would even love if away games for the Red Bulls were also screened at the Arena.

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