SEATTLE, WASH. – Seattle Sounders FC today announced that the club is kicking off the holiday season by hosting a viewing party on Friday, November 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT when the U.S. Men’s National Team takes on England at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. England sits atop Group B after a resounding 6-2 win over Iran, while the USMNT is tied for second after battling Wales to a 1-1 draw on Monday. Friday’s free event at The Armory at Seattle Center gives fans of all ages the opportunity to join Sounders FC and cheer on the The Stars and Stripes as they battle in FIFA World Cup for the first time since 2014.
In Monday’s USMNT match vs Wales, Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris and former Seattle defender DeAndre Yedlin entered the match as substitutes in the second half, marking a special moment for Seattle soccer fans as two Sounders FC Homegrown Players took the pitch on the world's biggest stage. Fellow current Sounder Cristian Roldan was also available for selection on the matchday squad.
Watch parties are being hosted for all the United States’ Group Stage matches, including USA vs. Iran next Tuesday, November 29 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Admission is free and provided on a first-come, first-served basis with entry for each match beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT and continuing until The Armory reaches capacity.
Those coming to the parties can look forward to watching the games on a giant screen in an electric group atmosphere. Sounders FC is also providing pre-match musical entertainment, interactive games and a variety of ways to win exciting prizes, including an authentic framed USMNT jersey, limited-edition Sounders FC adidas Ultraboost x COPA shoes and more.
Additional special giveaways and prizes include:
- The Puyallup Tribe’s Emerald Queen Casino is giving away a one-night stay at its new EQC Tacoma Hotel, along with a $100 food credit to Slahal, the hotel’s exclusive rooftop restaurant.
- Adidas is giving away USMNT posters featuring adidas athletes, as well offering its adiClub giveaway for signed USMNT gear and adidas gift cards.
- At the November 25 watch party, WaFd Bank, the exclusive banking partner of Seattle Sounders FC, has generously donated two Stefan Frei signed jerseys and ten 2022 throwback hats that will be given out as prizes to fans.
For each watch party, all Armory food and drink locations will be open, with an additional beer garden space offered for attendees 21 years of age and older. Additionally, the first 1,500 guests to enter each watch party can receive a Sounders-themed World Cup rally towel, while the first 300 Sounders FC Season Ticket Members in attendance at each watch party will receive an exclusive Sounders-themed World Cup long-sleeve t-shirt.
Fans can also take part in the recently announced MLS Qatar Quest Bracket Challenge, which gives the opportunity to fill out a bracket to win big prizes.
Sounders FC forward Jordan Morris and midfielder Cristian Roldan were both included on final 26-player of the U.S. Men’s National Team roster, announced earlier this month, marking the first FIFA World Cup call-up for either player. Following Clint Dempsey and DeAndre Yedlin being named to the squad in 2014, Sounders FC is the only club team to have multiple players selected to the USMNT in each of its last two World Cup appearances. With Xavier Arreaga (Ecuador) and Nouhou (Cameroon) also heading to Qatar, this marks the most active Sounders FC players that have ever been selected to a single FIFA World Cup, with Seattle’s four ranking third among all MLS teams this year. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM began on November 20 and runs through December 18.
At the conclusion of matches on November 25 and November 29, fans are encouraged to explore Seattle Center Winterfest, presented by Symetra. Running November 25 – December 31, this world of sparkling lights, amusement and spirited entertainment comes to life for five weeks and includes performances, a Winter Train & Village, annual campus lighting display and a New Year’s Eve Celebration. More information can be found at SeattleCenter.com/Winterfest.
For more information regarding the U.S. Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup Watch Parties, presented by Sounders FC, please visit SoundersFC.com.
WHAT: USA vs. England FIFA World Cup Watch Party
WHO: Fans all of ages. Admission is free and provided on a first-come, first-served basis with entry for each match beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT and continuing until the Armory reaches capacity.
WHEN: Friday, November 25 – 11:00 a.m. PT
WHERE: The Armory at Seattle Center (Armory, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109). While garage and street parking are available throughout the Seattle Center area, Sounders FC encourages those attending the watch parties to take public transit, including the Seattle Center Monorail.
HOW: Members of the media are welcome to attend the watch parties to gather b-roll and / or speak to willing attendees. Please RSVP with Gisselle Pichardo [GisselleP@SoundersFC.com] of Sounders FC Communications for media purposes.
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