Kansas City is home to some of the most passionate fans in the world.
Whether it be them breaking the sound decibel record at Arrowhead stadium, sticking by the Royals side through some terrible years, or selling out the Sprint Center for a pre-season NBA game, Kansas City know’s how to support it’s sports.
But perhaps the sport that it’s most passionate about is none other than soccer (or Futbol for you hardcore’s out there).
When Landon Donovan hit the game winning goal against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup, there was no better reaction from across the country than the watch party at Kansas City’s power and light district.
Fans from all across the city, and mid-west, gathered together to watch the match on the big screen in the bar district. When the goal was scored, eruption ensued.
Amazing site to see and whether you’re passionate about the certain sport or not, seeing that from my home town sends chills down my spine.
Something similar happened to me when I read this article from Slate.com, in which they say their favorite reaction to this years World Cup was none other than KC’s watch party down town.
In the 86th minute of USA’s match with Ghana, 21 year-old defender, John Brooks, hit an improbable go ahead goal that would go on to be the game winner. Kansas City fans (somewhere around 10,000 people) sat in anticipation, and their reaction was once again, perfect.
Sporting Kansas City shared that video and it has once again shown the world how passionate we are as fans in Kansas City.
Personally, I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about the game of soccer so I don’t fully understand what’s going on all 90 minutes of the match. But I found myself glued to the T.V. for that match the other night against Ghana and it was exciting as hell.
If the USMNT continues to win, expect for the reaction videos to keep coming from our home town as well.