As many Valley soccer fans know, the U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM has been in the Phoenix area since early January in advance of their match against Venezuela at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. Some of you may have been lucky enough to catch the team practicing at Reach 11. If you were one of the lucky ones, please share your experiences and photos with fellow fans by posting on our Facebook page or sending an email to MLS PHOENIX RISING and we will post them on our website.
This weekend will be a full one for USMNT fans beginning with an open practice on Friday, January 20 from 5-6 p.m. at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann will address those in attendance. Come out and show your support! You will need to sign up for info. Details can be found at the the U.S. Soccer website.
The AMERICAN OUTLAWS will host a pre-match party on Friday evening from 7 pm – 2 am at the 16th Street Bar & Grill in Phoenix. Details can be found on the American Outlaws website.
The AMERICAN OUTLAWS pre-match tailgate will begin at 4 pm on Saturday, January 21st and will be located on “Lawn C” with parking in the South “East” RV/General Parking Lot. The event is BYOB but food will be provided. Please bring food and/or drinks to share with fellow footy fans! Details and a map are provided on the American Outlaws website. Also, look for members of MLS PHOENIX RISING at the American Outlaws tailgate and on the Great Lawn!
Many MLSPR members will also be in the American Outlaws section behind the goal in the stadium.
This is our chance to show U.S. Soccer that Arizona supports the USMNT and does not need a match against Mexico to get a good turnout. It would be great to get Phoenix on the USSF’s radar for a future World Cup qualifier!
We hope to see all of you this weekend!!!