This got posted on Empire of Soccer:
Already on a high from their 2-1 victory over the Timbers on Sunday evening, NYCFC players and staff could not stop gushing about the atmosphere in Portland following the encounter.
"This is the best atmosphere so far I have experienced [in MLS]," said NYCFC boss Patrick Vieira. "When the anthem was going, the fans were fantastic. And as a player, you are looking forward to playing on this kind of stage."
And Vieira wasn’t alone in his sentiments. This was NYCFC’s first ever trip to Portland, meaning several players were taking in the raucous environment of Providence Park for the first time. Even well traveled players like captain David Villa were left impressed with the atmosphere, splicing no words in his admiration for the Timbers’ support.
"Amazing. So far it is the best, the best in MLS in my opinion," Villa said after the match. "A lot of games, a lot of the stadiums have very good atmosphere. But for me, in my opinion so far, Portland is the best atmosphere."
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