You had a feeling that tonight was going to be special.
35 MLS players, league personnel (including the Commissioner, who cancelled his original plans to attend the Ballon d'Or ceremony) and most importantly hundreds of families from the Newtown, Ct. community came together for an unforgettable event.
This was Soccer Night in Newtown.
While the fun was going down inside the Newtown Youth Academy, participants and observers alike were capturing their favorite moments from the event to share on social media. Below are some of the tweets that we'll remember from what was incredible evening. Enjoy.
im really pumped that i have badass friends who are over in CT right now putting on a show for the familys! This is what soccer is all about— Chris Seitz (@Seitzy1) January 7, 2013
All the soccer stars are here in one room being briefed by Commissioner Garber. Impressive showing. yfrog.com/mmizksfj— Chris Canetti (@ChrisCanetti) January 7, 2013
Pretty cool show of support by the US soccer community here for Soccer Night in Newtown.— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) January 7, 2013
Having a great time in #Newtown! Lots of smiles!— Kristine lilly (@KristineLilly) January 7, 2013
Such a joy to see such a big MLS presence at #soccernightinnewtown.Kudos to the league and all involved.— Central Mass Cobras (@CMCobras) January 7, 2013
Finishing up at Soccer Night in Newtown. Thank you Sandy Hook twitter.com/GrantWahl/stat…— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) January 7, 2013