// June 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // USA - Men's, World Cup
A capacity crowd filled McDuffy’s in Chandler to watch the USA-England World Cup match. More than 90 percent pro-U.S., the crowd chanted, sang, and gave the English fans that were there a good-natured hard time. Spirits remained high despite the early goal by Steven Gerrard and when Clint Dempsey’s shot ended up in the goal the celebration was raucous! Representatives from the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission were on hand and raffled off Diamondbacks and Cardinals tickets, t-shirts, and swag while collecting signatures in support of the bid to bring the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to the United States and the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. ABC15 covered the event on its local news broadcasts at 6 and 10 pm and it was great to have a bar full of enthusiastic soccer fans as the backdrop for the story on the campaign to show that Phoenix has the fan interest in soccer to support making this area a site for future World Cup matches.