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Red Bulls open arena with win; here next

I actually could see Red Bulls Arena from the air as I flew out of New York yesterday. But I guess that's not quite the same as being there.

In any case, the new arena seems to have been quite a hit in its inaugural MLS game as night, a 1-0 Red Bulls victory over Chicago.

Still, it seems a bit of a disappointment that they had to settle for a near sellout, that than a sellout.

Even at that, at least one player implies the place is louder than Qwest.

``I thought Seattle last year was unbelievable. Toronto is always unbelievable. This brings it to a new level with the noise that's generated underneath the roof and echoing,'' Red Bulls defender Mike Petke said. ``It's the way a sporting event should be.''

He'll get a new chance to compare this Saturday, when the Red Bulls visit Seattle.