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By land, air and sea: Flamengo fans in US flock to watch game against Orlando City |  Flamenco

By land, air and sea: Flamengo fans in US flock to watch game against Orlando City | Flamenco

oh Flamenco He is visiting America to internationalize the brand and as a bonus, he is close to the red and black people living in the country. Florida's pre-season days are marked by red and black parties, plenty of affection and an atmosphere of nostalgia. This Saturday's friendly against Orlando City at 4pm (Brasilia time) promises plenty of support and celebration.

Leticia Marks with the latest on Flamengo ahead of the friendly against Orlando

A distance of more than seven thousand kilometers separates Orlando from Rio de Janeiro Flamenco The last few days have made me feel at home. Fans from different parts of the country traveled to the US East Coast to closely follow this red and black column.

Eduardo Cosendey has lived in the US for 27 years and was one of the red-and-whites who traveled to the Inter&Co Stadium against Orlando City – due to logistics, he was unable to attend the last friendly against the Philadelphia Union. Sunday.

Flamenco fans upon arrival in Orlando – Photo: Personal Archive

Eduardo left Boston on Wednesday in a red and black van with the club's badge and a sign bearing the name Zico, the fans' biggest idol. Another two thousand kilometers and two days of travel were required to follow my favorite club.

A van owned by a flamenco fan in America – Photo: Private Archive

– I'm sure we're going to have a big party inside and outside the stadium, it's a unique opportunity to see that Flamenco Closer – Commented on the relationship with Eduardo ge.

From day one in America, The Flamenco He kept in touch with his fans. Last Sunday against the Philadelphia Union, over seven thousand people attended Al Long Stadium. More than 1,000 tickets were sold in the open practice held last Thursday. Plus, of course, for affection when arriving and leaving the club training CT. Small groups wait on site every day.

Flamengo players pose for photos and sign autographs after training in Orlando

oh Flamenco It moved many parts of the country, but Orlando has the largest presence of red and black people. Not surprisingly, this is the location chosen by the board to launch its internationalization and expansion plan. A resident of the United States for 32 years, Peter is one of the local fans who rally the townspeople to follow Rubro-Negro.

– In the past it was very distant (cont Flamenco), but now with the internet we can be a part of it. That's when the idea of ​​Fla USA Orlando came up, which became a mini Maracana. Mengao is a small bar with scoring games and you have no idea. It's a wonderful thing, a great joy to have Flamenco Here. We want to throw a party to show them who we are. We are working to create a stadium that will excite many people – he commented.

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Peter, a flamenco fan in Orlando – Photo: TV Globo

The stadium promises more than 25,000 people against Orlando. It will be the largest Red and Black crowd at a game in America. After the match, the Flamenco The fans will have three more days in the country to catch up: the delegation will return to Brazil next Tuesday.

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