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FC Gold Pride Celebrates the 2010 World Cup

June 8, 2010 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) - FC Gold Pride News Release


HAYWARD, CA (JUNE 8, 2010) - FC Gold Pride, Bay Area Women's Professional Soccer team, will celebrate the 2010 World Cup Tournament with a series of events and appearances set to take place throughout the Bay Area during the tournament's month-long schedule of competition.

FC Gold Pride has partnered with America SCORES Bay Area and the City of San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) to present the 2010 FIFA World Cup games, broadcast live at Civic Center Plaza.

Select World Cup matches including the USA vs. England match on Saturday, June 12 will be shown live from South Africa on a 13'x18' viewing screen. The viewings will be accompanied by a range of food choices, and soccer-based youth programming to emphasize the fun of exercise and games with kids. The team will be present at the launch event taking place on June 9th at the Civic Center.

"San Francisco is the perfect backdrop to host this World Cup event," said FC Gold Pride General Manager Ilisa Kessler. "The beautiful game, with beautiful fans, watching in a beautiful city; Everyone is thinking about soccer right now and that helps bring attention to our sport in the US. FC Gold Pride and WPS is where the stars of the Women's World Cup play, and being a part of this event is a natural fit for our club."

"One of the goals for World Cup Live is to make each day fun for the whole family," says Colin Schmidt, Executive Director of America SCORES Bay Area. "-FC Gold Pride brings added excitement to the Civic Center venue--we'll be watching the international games being played in South Africa on the big screen, and at that same time, players from one of the best teams in the country will be present to sign autographs and inspire future generations."

*Civic Center Viewing Schedule: *

Friday, June 11: France v Uruguay

Saturday, June 12: USA v England

Thursday, June 17: France v Mexico

Wednesday, June 23: Ghana v Germany

Friday, July 2, Saturday July 3: Quarterfinal Matches

Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7: Semifinal Matches

Sunday, July 11: FINAL

LOCAL PLAYER APPEARANCES / VIEWING PARTIES:

In addition to the live viewings at San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza, the Pride will be making appearances at local establishments to enjoy the games with fans. The Pride Patrol will accompany Pride players and will be giving away World Cup team replica jerseys, Pride gear, tickets and more. Soccer fans are encouraged to join the Pride at any of the three listed locations on June 16, June 20, June 23 and July 7 and watch the World Cup with the world's best female footballers! (Additional locations to be announced)

*The Englander Sports Pub & Restaurant*| 101 Parrott Street |San Leandro, CA 94577

*Kezar Pub* | 770 Stanyan Street | San Francisco, CA 94117

*Sunshine Saloon Sports Bar* | 1807 Santa Rita Road | Pleasanton, CA 94566

*Silver Creek Sportsplex* | 800 Embedded Way | San Jose, CA 95138

*Player Appearance Schedule: *(Players scheduled to appear from 11-1 PM)

*Wednesday, June 16: South Africa v Uruguay*

The Englander: Camille Abily, Kristen Graczyk

Kezar Pub: Nicole Barnhart, Carrie Dew

Sunshine Saloon: Kiki Bosio, Rachel Buehler

*Sunday, June 20: Brazil v Ivory Coast*

Silver Creek Sportsplex: Camille Abily, Nicole Barnhart

*Wednesday, June 23: Ghana v Germany*

The Englander: Kandace Wilson, Becky Edwards

Kezar Pub: Kelley O'Hara, Kim Yokers

Sunshine Saloon: Candace Chapman, Kaley Fountain

San Francisco Big Screen (Civic Center): Solveig Gulrbandsen, Ali Riley

*Wednesday, July 7: Semi-Final Teams TBD*

The Englander: Tiffeny Milbrett, Christine Sinclair

Kezar Pub: Rosie Tantillo, Ali Riley

Sunshine Saloon: Erin Guthrie, Solveig Gulbrandsen

San Francisco Big Screen: Kelley O'Hara, Brittanny Cameron

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