This Vicious Brawl Proves Soccer Really Has Arrived In America

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About 50 people clashed in a violent street brawl before the match, exchanging punches, kicks and a sandwich board.

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A huge sandwich board and innumerable kicks and punches were thrown amid a vicious brawl on Sunday in Newark, New Jersey, prior to the New York Derby soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC.

According to Associated Press reporter Rob Harris, who captured the “crowd trouble” on camera outside Bello's Pub and Grill, the men yelled, "Who are you?" while attacking each other with various objects lying around, including trash bags.

What appeared to be New York Red Bulls and New York City fans clashing before their MLS derby (though no football jerseys in sight). My video shot near Newark station. (Any media outlets wanting to use the video can get it through AP's sports TV news side SNTV)

Posted by Rob Harris on Sunday, August 9, 2015

The scene turned so violent that the police had to arrive to restore order. The video shows a NJ Transit police vehicle approaching the scene. 

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The Newark Police Department has not released any statement to the press regarding the brawl yet.

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