|The US proved too strong for their European opposition|
The US beat Europe 34-7 at the National Stadium in Warsaw in the first ever Euro-America Challenge on September 1. The match, organized in conjunction with the Warsaw Eagles and the US Collegiate Development Football League, attracted a record crowd for an American football game in Poland, with more than 25,000 fans packing into the stands.
Prior to kickoff, specially invited guest and former Polish President Lech Wałęsa performed the opening coin toss to start the match. And the presence of professional scouts, there to cast an eye over the teams made up of players from the US Collegiate Development Football League and from 10 European countries, ensured the action on the field was top-drawer.
The European team, led by coach Kirk Heidelberg, included more than 20 Polish players. But the Americans proved to have the stronger side, with their roster including match MVP, wide receiver Clarence Anderson.
“It was a great game, I feel honored that I could take part in it. I played in a small college team in the USA and I had the opportunity to play in such a great stadium, in front of such a large audience. It was a great experience,” Mr Anderson said after the game.
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