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U.S. Soccer to Host Fan Activities at 'The Depot' on Monday in Salt Lake City to Set Stage for USA-Honduras FIFA World Cup Qualifier

Fans Invited to Attend U.S. Soccer Headquarters at 5 p.m. to Participate in Various Activities;
Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and Select Players to Attend Pep Rally at 7:30 p.m.

CHICAGO (June 15, 2013) — U.S. Soccer is holding a free Pep Rally at The Depot in Salt Lake City at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17 to energize fans the night before the U.S. Men’s National Team hosts Honduras in a crucial World Cup Qualifier on June 18 at Rio Tinto Stadium in nearby Sandy, Utah. U.S. MNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and select players will be on hand to interact with fans in attendance.

The Depot (400 W. South Temple) is one of Salt Lake City’s most unique music venues and is conveniently located on the TRAX light rail system (exit at the Arena station on South Temple).

Leading into the Pep Rally, fans can come out to U.S. Soccer’s Fan Headquarters (#FanHQ) at The Depot at 5 p.m. to take part in other activities. Fans can participate in a EA Sports FIFA 13 video game competition, which will be displayed on a giant screen, play small-sided street soccer, answer trivia questions to win prizes and pick up giveaways, such as a small version of the game-specific poster for USA-Honduras designed by Eric Elms .

On the day of the game, U.S. Soccer will also host an Official Pre-Game Tailgate starting at 5 p.m. on the East Lawn outside Rio Tinto Stadium. The cost is $50 and includes all-you-can-eat food, soft drinks and water, in a fun and casual atmosphere. Tickets are available online or at the box office on the day of the game.

In the same area, U.S. Soccer will be conducting a Fan Fest, which will include sponsor activation and a 30x18-foot TV that will show recent U.S. MNT highlights to get fans pumped up before the match.

Once entering the stadium, each fan will receive a free, special edition game-specific scarf to wear with pride during the game. The scarf is one of a five-part series being provided by U.S. Soccer throughout the Final Round of FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying. Each scarf includes specific lyrics from the Star-Spangled Banner. The USA-Honduras specific scarf includes the lyrics: “Proof Through the Night.”


Monday, June 17
U.S. Soccer Fan Headquarters
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: The Depot (400 W. South Temple)

U.S. Soccer Pep Rally
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Depot

Tuesday, June 18
U.S. Soccer Tailgate and Fan Fest
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: East Lawn (outside Rio Tinto Stadium)
Purchase tickets online in advance

U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Honduras
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Rio Tinto Stadium