Last night I attended the 2nd game of the night at Al Lang: the Montreal Impact "hosting" NYCFC. I was surprised (pleasantly) by how many attended and the passion some brought to the event. After the game, I wondered if any of the players would take time to mingle with the fans. Again, not disappointed - my son had a chance to take pictures and/or get autographs with renowned players such as Pirlo, Villa, and Lampard. Other fans - from children to adults - had opportunities to see many of the players up close, and even exchange high fives with them. I wonder if these players were as accessible to fans when they played for their respective mega clubs in Europe; hell, I wonder how accessible they are when they return to New York and start the regular season. Baseball Spring Training has long offered opportunities like this to fans: come down to Florida in the Spring and catch a whole different vibe when it comes to meeting and watching your favorite players. The megawatt power of the Stars dims a little. They seem a little more approachable. I hope that this model continues to grow a trend for soccer as well. After last night's game, I am definitely going to try to make one or more of these games over the next couple of weeks. If you are fan of any of these teams or their players, I encourage you to give it a try as well.