Set Pieces: World Cup, PPL Park Open House
Thousands of fans showed up on Saturday to watch the World Cup and get a look at Philadelphia Union’s new stadium, PPL Park. Many of those fans grew up playing soccer and are thrilled to finally have a team in Philadelphia.
Germany dominated Australia in a 4-0 victory on Sunday. You simply cannot count the Germans out in the World Cup, as they always deliver strong performances when it matters. Watch a video of German fans cheering on their national team from Union Pub Partner Brauhaus Schmitz.
After a lucky goal against England, the U.S. must play better in order to get a win against group-leading Slovenia.
Japan notched its first win away from home today, defeating Cameroon 1-0.
The Netherlands got a win in their first match of the World Cup, but did not look sharp while defeating Denmark.
In order for the U.S. to have success against Slovenia, they must change their mindset from the hunted to the hunter.
This year’s World Cup has far surpassed the TV ratings of recent World Cups and the U.S. vs. England match was more watched than the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.
Fans breathed a collective sigh of relief after the U.S. vs England match ended in a draw, a result that is considered an upset for the Americans.
Despite criticism of the omnipresent vuvuzelas at the World Cup, FIFA President Sepp Blatter supports the use of the African horns, a tradition in the host country.
The fact that a draw against a soccer powerhouse like England isn't shocking to many American fans is a sign of progress.