- Jarrett Mitchell
When the nearly 22,000 fans entered the stadium they were met with a sea of green turf that had been laid atop Boise State's iconic carpet of blue.
Fans needed a bit of coaching to get up-to-speed on the appropriate soccer chants in order to cheer on their favorite squad. Nonetheless, the crowd was fairly lubricated as the stadium allowed beer and wine sales at the stadium—something that's a no-no during Boise State football games.
The historic event—Idaho's first major international soccer match—was framed by a spectacular mid-summer evening and left more than a few attendees hoping for another soccer friendly, perhaps in the five years prior to the 2020 Jaialdi celebration.