On Tuesday, June 7, fans will witness an event never before seen at New York's Citi Field: a soccer match. Citi Field, the home stadium of the New York Mets, will host the much-anticipated match between the national soccer teams of Greece and Ecuador. Many Greeks are expected to come out to cheer on their nation's team, especially since Citi Field is located so close to Astoria - the area which contains the largest population of Greeks outside of Greece.
Michael Gianaris, State Senator of New York, was named honorary captain for the team and was presented with a team jersey. Greece's national team is currently ranked 12th in the world.