They scored the historic win in a penalty shootout against the Portland Timbers. The final score was 4-2.READ MORE: NYCFC Celebrates 1st MLS Cup Victory On Steps Of City Hall
Hundreds of fans watched the game at the Hammerstein Ballroom in the Manhattan Center, and once the win was in the bag, they filled the streets of Manhattan to celebrate.
“What was the best part of the game?” CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon asked one fan.
“The best part of the game was when the whistle blew and we were officially champions,” he said.
The win was a long time coming.
“It’s been 10 years since any New York team won anything. Ten years,” one fan said.
“How you feeling right now?” Dhillon asked.READ MORE: NYCFC To Celebrate MLS Cup Victory On Steps Of City Hall
“Amazing. Amazing. It’s crazy,” the fan said.
The game was a nail bitter.
“The highlight of the game was just winning on penalties, you know. It’s such a 50/50 thing. It’s so random. Anyone can win,” one fan said.
The star was captain and goaltender Sean Johnson.
“He saved us in the dire moments of penalties. Penalty shootout. I feel like he was the man of the match,” one fan said.
The mayor says a big party is going to be held for the team at city hall on Tuesday. Fans say they’ll be there.
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!
Congratulations to #NYCFC for showing the world that NYC grit and determination wins every time!
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 11, 2021
“We just made history. It’s history in the making. Unbelievable! New York is ecstatic,” one fan said.MORE NEWS: NYCFC Wins MLS Cup, Beating Portland Timbers In Shootout
Until then, they plan to fly high on the adrenaline of the big win.