As it happened: Soccer Night in Newtown

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. 

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