KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Nearly 20,000 fans packed LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Tuesday evening to watch USA defeat Guatemala 3-1.
The World Cup qualifying match was only the third to be played in Kansas City and the first in 11 years.
The swarm of fans filing into the stadium looked more like a Fourth of July parade as fans sported American flag capes, Uncle Sam hats and face paint.
"We've been planning this for over a month," said David Messick as he stood in front of a half dozen of his friends who drove in from Creighton University. "We wanted to go all out."
College buddies Patrick Bradley and Kevin Kinnamon drove from Des Moines but stopped at a Halloween store to pick up some 'new uniforms.'
"It was actually Kevin's idea to paint out chest," Bradley said. "We're college students, so we don't have a lot of money for jerseys. But we want to support America. What better way than to paint them on?"
The sold-out crowd wasn't shy to turn the home of Sporting KC into the home of the brave.
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Top Sports Headlines