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USA v Ghana Viewing Parties

// July 1st, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Where to watch the World Cup

USA v Ghana

Thank you to everyone who turned out to help us support the USA in their match against Ghana in the Round of 16. We enjoyed two very successful viewing parties at McDuffy’s in Chandler and at 16th St. Bar & Grill in Phoenix. Very lively crowds packed both venues, which unfortunately saw USA fall to Ghana 2-1 in overtime, which ended our run in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Below are some photos from both events!

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Official USA v Ghana Viewing Parties!

// June 25th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Where to watch the World Cup

Clint Dempsey Scores Against Ghana in 2006 Join us Saturday morning at 16th Street Bar & Grill in Phoenix and at McDuffy’s Grille in Chandler to cheer on USA as they take on Ghana in the Round of 16!

Many of you may remember our last encounter with the Black Stars at the last World Cup. Despite Clint Dempsey’s big goal (left) we were sent home from the group stages in a painful 2-1 loss. On Saturday we face them again in the first of the knockout rounds and absolutely must win to advance into the quarterfinals.

Although 9 players in the current squad were also on the pitch back in 2006, they’re missing their key midfielder, Chelsea’s Michael Essien. However, it’s likely they will be the last remaining African nation come Saturday so they will have a lot to play for.

Us Yanks are ready for the fight though, and we’re going into the match with a lot of confidence and momentum from our late win against Algeria. So join us on Saturday morning to cheer on our national team in their crucial rematch which will determine whether we’re in the quarterfinals, or on a plane, come July 2nd!

USA v Ghana

USA Ghana

16th Street Bar & Grill in Phoenix
Joint American Outlaws-PHX / MLS Phoenix Rising Viewing Party
Doors opens at 6:00am for the Uruguay v S. Korea match, USA v Ghana starts at 11:30

McDuffy’s Grille in Chandler
MLS Phoenix Rising Viewing Party
Doors open at 10:30am, Game starts at 11:30

Other MLSPR recommended soccer-friendly viewing sites:
Buffalo Wings & Rings in Chandler
Churchill’s Pub & Grill in Chandler
Upper Deck Sports Grill in Scottsdale
McDuffy’s in Peoria
Skeptical Chymist in Scottsdale

USA Beats Algeria to Top Group C

// June 24th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, World Cup

USA World Cup Win

Today the USA beat Algeria to advance into the knockout stages of the World Cup with an incredible goal in the final seconds! This win secured a first place finish in Group C. Join us at 16th Street Bar & Grill in Phoenix and at McDuffy’s in Chandler on Saturday at 11:00am to watch the USA take on Ghana in the Round of 16!

THE GOAL

THE CELEBRATIONS

From Tim Finnegans in Phoenix…


To the streets of Manhattan

Watch Mexico battle Uruguay on June 22nd!

// June 22nd, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Where to watch the World Cup

Mexico World Cup

Mexico will be taking on Uruguay Tuesday morning June 22nd at 7 am! Their advancement into the knockout rounds is all but secured at this point so be sure to cheer them on at one of the two valley bars opening early for this match! McDuffy’s in Chandler and Upper Deck Sports Grill in Scottsdale will both be opening their doors early. Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images North America

Official USA v Algeria Viewing Parties Announced!

// June 20th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Where to watch the World Cup

USA at the World Cup

Join us at one of the three locations below to help cheer on the USA into the knockout rounds in this critical match against Algeria!

Wednesday, June 23 at 7 a.m.

McDuffy’s in Chandler
Upper Deck Sports Grill & Skeptical Chymist in Scottsdale

Click here for full details >>

USA vs Slovenia Viewing Party @ Buffalo Wings & Rings

// June 20th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Where to watch the World Cup

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Thank you to everyone who showed up to Buffalo Wings & Rings in Chandler bright ‘n early Friday morning! It was an energetic crowd and a memorable match to say the least. Many of us from MLS Phoenix Rising and The Arizona Replublic were on hand to watch the USA earn a 2-2 draw with Slovenia, which could have been a big 3 point win for the U.S. weren’t it for a terribly bad decision by referee Koman Coulibaly of Mali which disallowed a last minute goal by Maurice Edu. The draw however, along with a goaless draw between England and Algeria, does position USA to advance into the knockout rounds with a win aginst Algeria on Wednesday. We will be hosting another official viewing party for Wednesday’s match at Upper Deck in Scottsdale and McDuffy’s in Chandler. McDuffy’s in Peoria will also be hosting an unofficial viewing party for members in the west valley.

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Upcoming MLS Phoenix Rising Viewing Parties

// June 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Where to watch the World Cup

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Join us this Friday at one of two locations as we cheer on the USA against Slovenia in a must win match! And join us again on Saturday at Upper Deck Sports Grill in Old Town Scottsdale to cheer on Denmark in their critical match against an African favorite, Cameroon. We’ll be meeting up again on Sunday at Upper Deck in Scottsdale to cheer on Brazil against Drogba and the Ivory Coast. Also, we’ll be gathering again on Wednesday to cheer the USA into the knockout rounds when they play a critical match against Algeria! Click below for full event details!

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Announce Your Own Viewing Parties Using Bigsoccer’s World Cup Party Meetups Site

// June 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR, Where to watch the World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2010With 32 nations playing in 64 matches over 31 days the 2010 World Cup presents a great opportunity for getting together with other area soccer fans to watch some incredible matches.  Because MLSPR can’t arrange “official” viewing parties for all of the matches in which members have an interest or in all the far flung areas of the Valley, we encourage members to put together their own viewing parties at their favorite soccer-friendly viewing spots and to invite other members to join you.  BigSoccer.com has provided an easy-to-use way to set up a viewing party and publicize it to area soccer fans using the Meetups Everywhere platform.  You can access Bigsoccer’s Meetups Tool on our home page and we encourage members to check the site frequently for the latest on World Cup viewing in the area.

YOU are MLS PHOENIX RISING

// June 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // MLSPR

As a completely fan-run organization MLS PHOENIX RISING is whatever its members make of it. We encourage your participation and suggestions about the types of soccer-related events and activities you would like to see MLSPR organize or participate in and the kinds of information you want to see on our website. Please send your suggestions for future MLSPR activities and events, including viewing parties and road trips, to MLSPR Special Events. If there is an event you feel we should be covering or if you come across an interesting piece of soccer news you think would be of interest to other MLSPR members, please send the info and any associated links to MLSPR Communications. Your general comments and questions should be sent to our Main Mailbox. If you would like to get more involved in helping direct the activities of MLSPR, please send an email to our Main Mailbox and let us know what you would like to do. Thank you!

Where to Watch the World Cup

// June 9th, 2010 // No Comments » // Where to watch the World Cup, World Cup

In the days remaining before the start of the 2010 World Cup we will feature profiles of soccer-friendly establishments in and around Phoenix so local soccer fans can plan their viewing party schedules. As most of you already know, nothing comes close to the experience of World Cup soccer shared with a group of fellow futbol fanaticos. We sent a standard set of questions to the soccer-friendly bars and restaurants that we know will be showing at least some of the World Cup matches. Please let us know if there is a bar or restaurant that you would like to see included in these profiles.