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Local fans gather for big game
USWNT wins fourth World Cup
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Local fans react at Friend’s American Grill on July 7 as the USWNT scores a goal in the 2019 World Cup Final against the Netherlands. The US went on to win 2-0. - photo by Bob Christian
Nick Cain, the training manager at Friend’s American Grill, was prepared for a big crowd July 7 for the final of the 2019 Women’s World Cup Tournament featuring the United States versus Netherlands. “We’ve been getting calls about it all week,” Cain said. “I have definitely scheduled the staff for a lot of people.” With his doors opening at 11 a.m., the exact same time as kick-off, Cain was quickly proven right as a small crowd immediately settled in front of the big screen TV featuring the game. A pair of young soccer players made sure to get the best seats in the house as Maddie Wiley and Katie Storr, both playing their first year of the sport, guided their families into the center booth.