Photos from the #USWNT's victory against world No. 1-ranked Germany in the Semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The USA will meet the winner of England/Japan in the World Cup Final on Sunday, July 5, at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The championship match kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 PT and will air live on FOX and Telemundo.
While more than 50,000 packed Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night in Montreal, back at home, thousands of USA supporters came together at Fan HQ in Chicago's Lincoln Park to watch the #USWNT's 2-0 victory against Germany in the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The event included various fan-focused activities with opportunities to purchase U.S. Soccer merchandise and food and beverages. Supporters were able to catch FOX's live feed of the match on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen. Even Teddy Goalsevelt, made famous during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, made an appearance to help cheer the WNT to victory!
The USMNT was playing some pleasing soccer during their memorable run at the 2014 World Cup. Having played a big role in Brazil last summer, Graham Zusi has been sidelined with a variety of injuries in the year since. After playing in 10 games for the U.S. in 2014, the Sporting Kansas City midfielder has yet to appear in a match for the USA in 2015. Now fully fit, Zusi is back in the mix with the MNT just in time for the year’s biggest undertaking, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
“It feels fantastic to be back,” Zusi said. “It’s been a while since I’ve been in with the guys, and walking into the hotel and seeing some familiar faces was really nice. It’s been a little frustrating with a slew of injuries for the past six months, but I feel good now and it’s great to be back.”
The Orlando, Florida, native first made an impact on the international scene during the final round of qualifying in 2013, providing the killer strike against Panama that knocked the Central American nation out of running for a spot at the 2014 World Cup.
Philadelphia, Orlando, Chicago and Houston Advance on Opening Night of 2015 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16
CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – Some big performances highlighted the first night of the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 as four Quarterfinal participants emerged.
Brazilian star Kaka scored in his U.S. Open Cup debut for Orlando City, 10-man Philadelphia Union pulled an impressive comeback, Mike Magee made a strong return for the Chicago Fire and Joe Willis stood tall for the Houston Dynamo.
The Round of 16 closes with four matches on Wednesday night all of which can be seen live on ussoccer.com. Quarterfinal dates and times will be announced Thursday morning July 2.
CHICAGO (June 30, 2015) – U.S. Soccer will host a U.S. Women’s National Team Viewing Party for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final against the England-Japan winner on Sunday, July 5 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park.
With support from the Chicago Park District, U.S. Soccer will kick off the festivities at 3 p.m. with a FanHQ event in Lincoln Park near the intersection of Stockton Drive and LaSalle Drive, just south of the Lincoln Park Zoo.
FanHQ will include various fan-focused activities, while U.S. Soccer merchandise, along with food, soft drinks, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.
The viewing party will feature FOX’s live feed of the match displayed on a giant 19-by-33 foot, high-definition screen. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. CT. The Final match against England or Japan will be played at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada. The events are free and open to the public.
Last summer U.S. Soccer hosted four viewing parties with inspiring success. The last Viewing Party at Soldier Field drew over 28,000 fans to the lakefront park.
The U.S. qualified for the Final after winning its group – which included Australia, Sweden and Nigeria – and then defeating Colombia 2-0 in the Round of 16, China 1-0 in the Quarterfinals and Germany 2-0 in the Semifinals.
Media are invited to the event, and all media requests should be directed to Sinhue Mendoza at firstname.lastname@example.org, O: (312) 528- 1237, M: (224)-715-0387 or Alex Prosperi Alexander.Prosperi@fleishman.com (847) 830-0284. Television affiliates are invited for live shots at the park and parking instructions will be sent out at a later date. U.S. Soccer asks that if you are looking to park your TV truck to please inform us in advance because parking will likely be restricted.
The U.S. Soccer Federation is the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. U.S. Soccer has played an integral part in charting the course for the sport in the USA for more than 100 years. U.S. Soccer is headquartered in two refurbished mansions in Chicago’s Prairie Avenue Historical District. Since dubbed U.S. Soccer House, on the corner of 18th Street and Prairie Avenue it now serves as the American home of the world’s most popular sport.