We will remember what happened in the main sports leagues in the country after the attack on the Twin Towers in New York that left thousands of lives lost.
This Saturday is a very special day for the history of the United States: it’s september 11. Today marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks that took place on the Twin Towers in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, which took the lives of thousands of people.
An incident that forever violated the security of the American Union, which left as a balance 2 thousand 996 people died and more than 25 thousand injured, causing the suspension of normal activities in the country, including sports leagues such as the NBA, NFL, Major League Baseball (MLB) y Major League Soccer (MLB).
But it was the same sport that emerged as a placebo effect to get up and heal those wounds that marked all those who witnessed the attack of September 11, 2001, something we want to recall in this report from Bolavip.
Sports in the United States after 9/11
With determination, the Major Leagues were the first competition that returned to action, and it did so with gestures that appealed to emotion and patriotism, such as the poem read by the ex-narrator of the St. Louis Cardinals, Jack Buck, at Busch Stadium, despite his illness; or the home run of Mike Piazza, from New York Mets, in the first game that was played in the city after the attacks.
In the NBA, caused one of its greatest figures in history, Michael Jordan, will postpone by two weeks the announcement of his third return to the courts, with Washington Wizards; but before that, donated a significant sum of millions of dollars to the victims of the September 11 attacks.
For its part, the NFL was forced, despite pressure, to suspend week 2 of its 2001 season, and the then Commissioner Paul Tagliabue decided that that day be held in January 2002, in a contest where New England Patriots would win the first title in their history.
Finally, the MLS decided to paralyze its activity for the last two days of the regular season, immediately going on to play the Playoffs, where in the grand finale, San Jose Earthquakes champion was crowned after beating 2-1 to Los Angeles Galaxy, with goals from Landon Donovan, Dwayne de Rosario and Luis Hernández.
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