The US national team supporters group: American Outlaws, are present in Natal, Brazil. Let’s help support the boys to get past Ghana!
Thought this would be a good lead into the USA vs. Mexico game.
It’s on !! On the big screen, that is. The United States will face England at the World Cup for the first time since the famous upset 60 years ago. The U.S. opens against England on June 12, the teams’ first World Cup matchup since the Americans’ 1-0 victory at the 1950 tournament in Brazil.
If you can’t go to South Africa to see the game, the best seats in the house will be at Clipper Magazine Stadium. The game will be live on the giant screen as well as various locations throughout the stadium.
Gates open for the Rossi World Cup Soccer Festival at 11:00am on Saturday, June 12. The event kicks off with field and play activities for the kids. Concessions will be open on the concourse with all the favorite game day fare as well as a taste of Old England featuring Fish ‘n Chips. Adults can indulge with a sampling of brew at the beer tasting stand. Enjoy music by local favorite, Green Eggs from 12:00-2:00. The World Cup match begins at 2:30 pm.
Admission is FREE for adults. Tickets for children 18 and younger are $5.00. All children’s games and amusements are FREE. Kickback a Buck! $1.00 goes to your soccer club for every ticket sold.
Kids activities include soccer games, soccer skills contests, face painting, bumper boats, play area with inflatables and carousel and much more.
Gently used or new soccer equipment will be accepted and donated to US Soccer Passback program. Share your equipment. Share the game!
Tickets may be purchased at Angelo’s Soccer Corner, Lanco Fieldhouse, Universal Athletic Club and the Barnstormer Box Office. For more information, please contact Gary Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
I came across one of those depressing statistics tonight that shows the most dangerous cities. Thankfully there were none in PA, but some of our neighbors have some problems. That includes Philly’s cousin across the river, Camden.
Here’s the top 15:
1. Detroit MI
2. St. Louis MO
3. Flint MI
4. Oakland CA
5. Camden NJ
6. Birmingham AL
7. North Charleston, SC
8. Memphis, TN
9. Richmond, CA
10. Cleveland, OH
11. Orlando, FL
12. Baltimore, MD
13. Little Rock AR
14. Compton, CA
15. Youngstown, OH
On a brighter note they listed the top 12 Safest States too. I think the key to some of them making the list is that no one lives there…
1. North Dakota
4. New Hampshire
6. South Dakota
10. West Virginia
Who gets the most (and least) vacation
When it comes to taking a holiday, it’s best to be Finnish, and (not quite) the worst to be American. A new study ranks countries by their paid time-off policies.
CNNMoney.com has an interesting article ranking the best countries when it comes to vacation time. Including paid vacation and paid holidays Finland comes out on top with 30 and 14 days respectively. The USA is not quite at the bottom with 15 and 10. Although there is a foot note (only for the USA) that states: “These numbers reflect typical practice among large U.S. firms. There is no federal law requiring employers to give a minimum number of vacation days and holidays off, paid or unpaid.” In fact in this study the only countries that ranked lower than the USA were what we would call “developing countries”. Germany comes in with 24 paid vacation and 10 paid holidays. Although, from my own experience, I think that might be a bit low. Especially for Bavaria. Very interesting…
Hmmm… the big geography question.