Fans brought signs, wore red, white and blue or their favorite player's jersey. All to welcome team USA to Rochester Saturday.
"It's awesome, awesome and excited," said a group of young soccer players.
Fans impatiently waited to get through the new Wambach Way and into Sahlen's Stadium for the match.
It was their chance to see Pittsford native Abby Wambach and Team USA up close and personal.
"It's so exciting." Team USA fan Shauna Kisan said. "I know it's Abby Wambach's hometown so I can't wait to see her and I hope she scores."
Wambach didn't disappoint as she scored against Costa Rica.
"She's so inspiring," Kisan said. " Like I played soccer and my high school coach played soccer with Abby Wambach so it's so cool to know that women can do anything."
That intensity and precision on the pitch is why the game sold out even before tickets were available to the general public.
Not surprising, most of these fans cheered on Team USA while they were going for the gold in London.
"I saw the championship game and all of their games," 11-year-old Ryan Welch said.
They're proud the teams' gold medal tour kicked off in Rochester, one of 10 games following the teams' victory in London. Bleachers were brought in to accommodate more than 14-thousand fans.
"I think it's awesome," Team USA Fan Allie Fischer said. "I'm not surprised that their first game was here I think Rochester loves soccer."
Based on it's winning performance, Team USA loves Rochester right back.