It's a hot topic in MLS: Which stadium has the best atmosphere? New York City FC head coach Patrick Vieira has weighed in on the matter.
"I was really looking forward to coming here because watching games on TV, looking at the atmosphere, the fans, it is a tough place to come and play, of course," Vieira said following the match. "The atmosphere is the best in the league. I think they stand out really high for the other teams to follow behind. This is part of improving the league and it is good to play football on a field like that."
The game, hailed as a well-played clash of two Eastern Conference contenders, was a showcase for the league in Vieira's eyes, both on and off the field.
"It is a soccer atmosphere. I think it is important for international journalists to come over and to look at the stadium, to look at the quality of the games because I think the game today was a really good game of football. Tactically, it was really interesting and this is good for MLS," he said.