New York Red Bulls vs Santos, 3-1 Red Bulls

The first ever game at the new Red Bull Arena against Santos was an all-around excellent soccer experience. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and getting to the stadium on the Path train from the city was a piece of cake. The Santos fans brought their drums, which livened up the atmosphere outside. And of course, the 3-1 result in favor of the home team, mixed with some entertaining, highly technical play from the Brazilians, made for a great night of soccer.

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Luckily I captured captain Mike Petke’s goal (the second of the three) and the ensuing crowd revelry on tape.  Watch the video and click on the image thumbnails to see them full size. The images below show the first goal.  Look at them in order to see the free kick, the rebound, and the celebration.

First Ever Goal in Red Bull Arena: