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Arturo M attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thanks VetTix for an amazing time again. My kids and I enjoyed watching the Red Bulls win the Trophy.

Arturo M.
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Posted by Arturo M on Nov 7th 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

David attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you so much for this awesome opportunity to see the division championship game with my uncle. This was only the second time he was able to see his hometown team play since its inceptions.

Much appreciate!! You guys are truly the best!!
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Posted by David on Nov 5th 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Dominick attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
This was a great soccer game with great weather. Thanks Vet Tix!
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Posted by Dominick on Nov 5th 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Jeffrey attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you AARP for the Red Bulls tickets! My daughters and I had a great time at the match.
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Posted by Jeffrey on Nov 3rd 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Derrick attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you so much for your gracious donation...this was an awesome night for our family.
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Posted by Derrick on Nov 3rd 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Lenn attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
This was a game to remember forever. It was incredible! So much so, they even wrote an article about my experience.

https://theathletic.com/620744/2018/10/29/how-captain-america-rescued-the-red-bulls-supporters-shield-celebration/


"How Captain America rescued the Red Bulls’ Supporters’ Shield celebration"

Lenny Lefebvre isn't a super hero—he just plays one at Red Bull Arena



It almost didn’t happen. On his way into the stadium, Lenny LeFebvre was stopped by security. The former season ticket holder and member of the Viking Army was dressed in his Halloween costume as Captain America, and the security guard told him that the shield he was carrying wasn’t allowed in.

“I had to butter her up,” LeFebvre said. “I had to tell her it was a sign. She finally let me in.”

It was a decision that, a couple hours later, would play an iconic part in an historic day for the Red Bulls.

When the team celebrated their third Supporters’ Shield following a 1-0 home win over Orlando City, the festivities were a bit muted at first. It isn’t that clinching the best record in the league has become ho-hum around these parts, or that the team is focused solely on the pursuit of the organization’s first-ever MLS Cup. There was simply no Supporters’ Shield in the building for the players to gather around and hoist.

With the Red Bulls entering the final matchday one point behind Atlanta United, the Independent Supporters Council, the organization that administers the trophy given to the team with the best regular-season record in MLS, decided to send the shield north, to Atlanta’s game against Toronto, according to a Red Bulls spokesperson.

It was a decision in keeping with protocol, but it meant that when Atlanta lost 4-1 to Toronto and the Red Bulls beat Orlando City by a 1-0 scoreline to claim the shield for the third time in six seasons, the celebrating Red Bulls had no symbol of their accomplishment to show the crowd… until the crowd provided one.

Along with a number of his fellow Viking Army members, LeFebvre had come to the game in costume. The United States Army veteran is now a civilian working at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, and he says he regularly dresses as the superhero for the holiday.

This time, however he ditched his usual shield in favor of something larger. With his team playing for a chance to win the Supporters’ Shield, Lefebvre decided to incorporate the Red Bulls’ hunt for the prize into his costume.


(Courtesy Lenny Lefebvre)
“Normally I roll with a smaller shield but I was sitting around a couple days earlier and I got the idea to transform my shield into a version of the Supporters’ Shield,” LeFebvre told The Athletic. “I remember thinking that it looked like a Captain America shield. Then the idea just took off. I purchased a larger shield at a Halloween store and got to work.”

LeFebvre first attended a Red Bulls match in 2015 through Vet Tix, a program that supplies tickets to members of the military and veterans. He was hooked after his first experience and became a season ticket holder the following season. When the Red Bulls last clinched the Supporters’ Shield, in 2015, it was in Chicago. On Sunday, Lefebvre was excited that he might get to see them do it again—and in person.

He took some liberties in his interpretation of the Supporters’ Shield, using a Viking Army sticker where a star appears on the real version. And he used the red, white, and blue colors of Captain America’s shield instead of the sterling silver of the actual award.

When the final whistle blew, the Red Bulls celebrated their regular season title, knowing Atlanta had lost their match in Toronto. But with nothing to hold or hoist, it was an odd celebration—certainly not the way goalkeeper Luis Robles, in his first year as captain, envisioned a trophy celebration with his teammates.

“The Supporters’ Shield is singular and (the supporters council) has to hedge their bets,” Robles said after the match. “Atlanta was in front of us by a point so the shield has to be somewhere. We thought maybe they’d hang out by the border with a helicopter.”

With no shield, the players celebrated with each other, embracing and dancing and applauding the fans. But it looked like there would be no iconic moment, as there was in 2013 in Red Bull Arena when head coach Mike Petke, a former player, lifted the shield with tears in his eyes, or in 2015 when, on the road, then-captain Dax McCarty hugged the trophy.

That is when a Red Bulls employee stepped in. No one is certain who spotted LeFebvre in the stands. But LeFebvre, standing in the second row of the supporters section, was asked by the employee if he could spare his shield. Lefebvre gladly surrendered it even though he was uncertain about why the team might need it.

The shield then ended up in the arms of Red Bulls midfielder Sean Davis, who jogged it out into the middle of the field where his teammates were celebrating. Robles smirked when he saw Davis with the stand-in.

Robles took the shield and, surrounded by his teammates, lifted it to the cheers of those still inside the stadium. The plastic quivered a bit in Robles’ hands, but as the players cheered and chanted around their captain, his arms still holding LeFebvre’s homemade shield high, it really didn’t matter that the real thing was in Toronto. (It should arrive in New Jersey sometime this week.)

“It was a little weird when Luis lifted that plastic trophy or whatever it was,” midfielder Daniel Royer said. “That doesn’t matter. We know what we did, we know what we’ve achieved. It is a great accomplishment, a great achievement for the team. We can’t wait to get the real shield, of course, take some nice pictures and keep it as a memory forever. On the other hand we know that we’re not done yet.”












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Posted by Lenn on Nov 3rd 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Gonzalez family attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
We would like to thank you for the opportunity to see our first soccer event. The family and I enjoyed it immensely and look forward to viewing future games as it is now a family favorite, even the little one stayed engaged. We appreciate the experience we were afforded as a family unit by your generosity. Thank you again from our family.
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Posted by Gonzalez family on Nov 1st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Keith attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
What a great day with the kids. They loved watching the Red Bull match. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to create lasting memories as a family.
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Posted by Keith on Nov 1st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Rafal attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
What a great game we saw on Sunday! Just wanted to finally get on here and says thanks for the tickets that AARP donated.
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Posted by Rafal on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Vincent attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you AARP for your generous donation of the wonderful Red Bull tickets we had an awesome time.
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Posted by Vincent on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Mark attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you to AARP for donating four tickets that my daughters and I utilized to watch the Red Bulls. We had an amazing time at the game.
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Posted by Mark on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

John attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Huge thanks to AARP and the 7 other donors that donated tickets to this great soccer event! Got to see a great team win and represent NY/NJ. Above all, I ran into an old friend/soccer teammate from early childhood that also served the Army and we got a chance to catch up! None of this couldn’t have happened without AARP, the seven other donors and VetTix for putting this all together!
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Posted by John on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Larry attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
OMG.....Thank you Vettixs and the Sponsor for donating the tickets to the best Soccer Game of the Year. My family and I had a great time and enjoyed it. Keep doing the great job and supporting us Veterans and our families!
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Posted by Larry on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Wilfred attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you AARP and all individual donors. This was a great event. And I was super happy that all 5 of us were able to attend. Your contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you for making world a better place.
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Posted by Wilfred on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Michael attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you to AARP for the tickets to the Red Bull’s game. The family and I loved it.

-Michael
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Posted by Michael on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Patrick attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you Vettix for a great experience! Thank you also to AARP and the individual donors who provided the tickets that made this a reality! It was my first time at a US soccer game, and a championship game no less!
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Posted by Patrick on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Marc attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you AARP and donors!! It was a great evening with my son seeing the New York Red Bulls last game of the regular season. Congratulations on winning the 2018 Supporters Shield. The game was awesome, especially watching the winning goal at our end of the stadium.
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Posted by Marc on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Gary attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
Thank you VetTix, AARP and the individuals that donated the tickets. My friends had a great time.
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1981 - 1995

Posted by Gary on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ

Robert Powell Sr. attended New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS on Oct 28th 2018 via VetTix
I want to thank AARP and the seven individual donors that made it possible for my children and I to attend this wonderful event. There were a few other veterans around us and they were also taking photos with their Vettix signs. I felt so proud standing among these men again and sharing stories of days gone by in the sand and water. It was a true blessing to have my children with and see them sitting there quietly, giant eyed and fascinated by our stories. I can’t wait to do it again. Thanks again AARP and the seven individual donors - YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!
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Posted by Robert Powell Sr. on Oct 31st 2018
Event Attended: New York Red Bulls vs. Orlando City SC - MLS
Event Location: Harrison, NJ
Event Date: Oct 28th 2018
Tickets Donated By: AARP, James from NY, Vincent from NJ, Vance from NJ, Gordon, Karen from PA, Gregory from NY, Mark from NJ



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