Soccer has finally made it in America.
In ESPN's oral history of the 2010 Olympic Hockey Gold Medal Game between the U.S. and Canada, Paul Stastny describes the atmosphere in the arena as follows:
"It really hits you when you're out there for warm-ups. It couldn't be any louder for warm-ups. Everybody was so excited for it. Honestly, it reminded me of when you see the commercials of the U.S. national soccer team playing in Mexico or something. ... That warm-up was louder than any NHL arena in playoff time. You can't even describe how loud it was. After that, you realize the magnitude."
LOOK GUYS, WHEN AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE AND PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER WANTS A COMPARISON FOR HIGH STAKES AND EXTREME FAN SUPPORT HE PICKED SOCCER.
So it was in reference to playing in Mexico, it included the United States and it's soccer. We made it!
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