Archive for World Cup

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!



From Tim Finnegans in Phoenix…

To the streets of Manhattan

USA vs England Viewing Party @ McDuffy’s

// June 16th, 2010 // No Comments » // USA - Men's, World Cup

MLSPR USA England World Cup Viewing Party

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.


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.

Where to Watch the World Cup: McDuffy’s Grille in Chandler

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

McDuffy’s Grille will open at 7 a.m. for any First Round World Cup match in which the United States, Mexico, or England is playing. They will also open early for confirmed groups of 12 or more. Otherwise, McDuffy’s will open at 11 a.m. and will air all World Cup matches that are on during normal operating hours. They will also show replays of matches that are aired later in the day. Their operating schedule may be subject to change after the conclusion of the first round. (more…)

Where to Watch the 2010 World Cup: Upper Deck Sports Grill

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

Upper Deck Sports Grill was recommended by some of our members as a great site for a soccer viewing party.

Upper Deck’s regular hours are 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Monday – Sunday. For the World Cup, they will open as early as 6 a.m. for groups, if needed. They will show all matches (including replays) that are on during operating hours. (more…)

Where to Watch the 2010 World Cup: Buffalo Wings & Rings in Chandler

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

Buffalo Wings & Rings (BWR) was the site of MLS PHOENIX RISING’s viewing parties for all Wednesday U.S. qualifiers during the Hex. It has been a strong supporter of MLSPR’s activities and has even contributed food to our tailgates. (more…)

Congratulations to AZ’s Robbie Findley! … What Do YOU Think About Bradley’s Final 23?

// June 6th, 2010 // No Comments » // USA - Men's, World Cup

According to the prevailing wisdom in the U.S. soccer media-sphere, one of the biggest surprises in the unveiling of the final 23-man squad that will represent the United States in the 2010 World Cup was Coach Bob Bradley’s decision to drop experienced and proven striker Brian Ching (45 caps/11 goals) from the team in favor of Arizona’s own Robbie Findley, a forward at Real Salt Lake of MLS and product of the Sereno Soccer Club of Phoenix. (more…)