The fans were energized and the stands full at Subaru Park for the opening day game Saturday between Philadelphia Union and Minnesota United, writes Bob Brooks and the 6abc staff.
Kickoff was at 1 p.m. sharp, and though the game ended in a 1-1 draw, fans still felt like they were part of the Union family on their first day back to the Chester stadium.
It was a picture-perfect Saturday.
“The comradery. I’ve made so many friends here. I love it,” said Joanne Rossley of Folsom.
It was Alesha Whitman’s first visit with “the family.”
“This is my first game. It’s kinda crazy,” said the Lebanon native.
Opening day expectations ran high that the team would have a good season.
“I think deep playoff run, hopefully, a trophy. Maybe an MLS Cup,” said David Meyer.
Returning supporters have enjoyed watching the number of fans grow each year.
“It’s a great environment. I’ve been a season ticket holder since the first season. So, just seeing the evolution, there are more people. But still a lot of the same people,” said Pat Andrews. “It’s just a great atmosphere.”
Read more at 6abc about opening day at Subaru Park for Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union.