The Portland Timbers, who average more then 20,000 fans at their games, have one of the biggest followings in MLS.
And when Atticus Lane-Dupre, an 8-year-old who is battling cancer, got his wish (through Make-A-Wish) for his youth soccer team to play against the Portland Timbers, 3,000 fans came out to watch.
Lane-Dupre said he chose this as his wish because he wanted to share it with friends:
“Because usually kids just choose to go to Disneyland with their family or getting something and I chose something that lots of people could do,” he said.
The youth team won 10-9, and Lane-Dupre scored the winning goal. Just a heartwarming story.
Here’s a photo of the crowd:
And one of Atticus:
ScreengrabWhen he scored the winning goal:
ScreengrabHere’s video of the match via NESN:
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