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Basque Soccer Friendly
It was a blast, and we're already hoping organizers will put together another soccer friendly when Jaialdi comes around again in 2020. Nearly 22,000 fans, the largest crowd to witness a soccer match in Idaho history, cheered into the evening hours July 18 at Boise State's Albertsons Stadium at the first-ever Basque Soccer Friendly. The two teams, Athletic Bilbao and Club Tijuana, put on quite a show with Bilbao emerging victorious 2-0. The match was moved up a full week-and-a-half to accommodate Bilbao's schedule (no-doubt reducing attendance a bit), but the experience was superb.