The fireworks may have kicked things off, but this Sunday is a big day for U.S. soccer fans with both the Women’s and Men’s National Teams playing in tournament finals. And this may be biased, but in Chicago, it feels like we’re in the center of it.
Let’s talk about tomorrow, Sunday, July 7 – or if you will, “Soccer Sunday.”
Women’s World Cup Final Viewing Party
Following three challenging and narrow 2-1 victories, I think we’re all ready for more goal celebrations. Come watch with us and U.S. Soccer again in Lincoln Park for a World Cup Final Viewing Party as the USWNT take on the Netherlands.
The event is free and open to all ages. Food trucks, yard games, DJ King Marie and Sarah Gorden from the Chicago Red Stars are all back. And if you’re out of face paint, we’ve got you covered. The FanHQ has airbrush, face paint and hair braiding stations (yes, still free!). Learn more here.
Concacaf Gold Cup Station and Final
Eight hours later and four miles south, we’ll be watching the USMNT face Mexico at Soldier Field in the Concacaf Gold Cup Final. To get pumped up, check out our “can’t miss” popup right in the middle of Union Station. Dubbed “Gold Cup Station,” front and center of the 10,000 sq.-ft. takeover is a 15-ft. Concacaf gold trophy flanked by each Concacaf country’s jersey.
In addition to taking in the sights, snap a photo or probably ten, Concacaf welcomes any and all to test their own soccer skills with the Toyota gaming station, the reflex game, radar gun speed kick challenge, soccer billiards and all that Gold Cup Station has to offer.
To celebrate its unveiling this past Monday, former U.S. Men’s National Team and Chicago Fire striker Brian McBride, who won the 2002 Concacaf Gold Cup MVP, joined Concacaf to chat with media, check out Gold Cup Station firsthand and hype Sunday’s game.
If you’ve yet to check it out, Gold Cup Station is open 7AM-7PM through July 7 before the U.S.A. and Mexico take Soldier Field for the Concacaf Gold Cup Final at 8PM. Want to catch the game live? Grab one of the remaining tickets here.
Join us tomorrow in some U-S-A-U-S-A-U-S-A chants from dusk ’til dawn!