On Monday night, U.S. Soccer supporters from every corner of the country took over Columbus before Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between the U.S. and Mexico at various social gatherings around the city.
The night started at U.S. Soccer's Happy Hour and Pep Rally at the Bluestone downtown. Who better to kick things off than our own Frankie Hejduk?
Up on North High Street, the Hudson Street Hooligans hosted their USA-Mexico bash, complete with live music and barbecue.
1st beer of the TwoDaySpectacular officially cracked open at @Hendocs - lets remind the country why we're the best soccer market in America.— Morgan Hughes (@Morgan_Hughes) September 9, 2013
And, of course, Frankie showed up.
Frankie Hejduk in the building at Hendocs. Should I see if he will take over my twitter? @missmarla1300— Adam Kaverman (@FearTheNut11) September 10, 2013
Last, but not least, the American Outlaws and Crew Union threw the party to end all parties at Fourth Street Bar in the shadow of Crew Stadium.
So the American Outlaws party in Columbus is ... of a large magnitude pic.twitter.com/Ia2LLU3joP— Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) September 10, 2013
The real highlight of the night was a toast from FOX Sports' Rob Stone that drew laughter, tears and everything in-between from everyone in attendance.