World Cup Fever in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

World Cup Fever in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

World Cup Fever in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids

Posted: Updated:
IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

USA! USA!"

Jammed in shoulder to shoulder -- these United State's fans at Donnelly's Pub in Iowa City only needed 34 seconds to go crazy

the fastest goal in U-S World Cup history mirrors the meteoric rise in fan interest -- Chad Dotterrer -- Vice President of the Iowa City chapter of the American Outlaws -- a U-S supporters group with more than 20-thousand members nationwide -- has seen it first hand --

"USA! USA!"

"To see what we've got here, it's unbelievable how much the sport has grown and how much the American Outlaws has grown.

and Iowa City isn't the only Eastern Iowa city experiencing World Cup Fever.

"Here at Jersey's Pub in Cedar Rapids, you can see there's a little bit more breathing room back there, but this crowd is filling up 2 rooms, nearly 200 people. It's clear World Cup fever is alive and well in Eastern Iowa."

"We've been promoting this like crazy whether it was handing out fliers or on social media or really just word of mouth. We definitely did not think this many people would show up."

but show up they did -- many official members of the American Outlaws -- others just loyal U-S fans -- and Cedar Rapids A-O vice president Zach Schladetzky says the affiliation doesn't matter.

"What we've kind of been telling people is we'd like you to join, but we'd love for you to come out and watch games with us."

And if the U-S keeps winning -- you can expect the crowds to get even bigger -- a late goal to beat Ghana on Monday has hopes skyrocketing

"I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN! I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!"


 
  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Zach Johnson shoots 65, ties for Valero Texas Open lead

    Zach Johnson shoots 65, ties for Valero Texas Open lead

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:52:14 GMT
    Zach Johnson got hot on Friday, shooting a seven-under par 65, while climbing to the top of the leaderboard after two rounds of the Valero Texas Open. Johnson sits tied with Ryan Moore at -9 for the tournament. The day started on the back-nine and saw Johnson score four straight birdies from the 12th through 15th holes. His best shot of the day came out of a greenside bunker on the par 4 5th hole. Johnson hit a blind shot from well below the the green that rolled to the bottom of the...More >>
    Zach Johnson got hot on Friday, shooting a seven-under par 65, while climbing to the top of the leaderboard after two rounds of the Valero Texas Open. Johnson sits tied with Ryan Moore at -9 for the tournament. The day started on the back-nine and saw Johnson score four straight birdies from the 12th through 15th holes. His best shot of the day came out of a greenside bunker on the par 4 5th hole. Johnson hit a blind shot from well below the the green that rolled to the bottom of the...More >>
  • Former Cedar Falls stand-out Tra'von Fagan commits to Buffalo

    Former Cedar Falls stand-out Tra'von Fagan commits to Buffalo

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:43 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:43:26 GMT

    Tra'von Fagan will continue his basketball career at the University of Buffalo. The former Cedar Falls Tiger spent the last season as a freshman playing junior college ball at Florida Southwestern State College. Fagan averaged 9.5 points in just over 14 minutes per game last season.

    More >>

    Tra'von Fagan will continue his basketball career at the University of Buffalo. The former Cedar Falls Tiger spent the last season as a freshman playing junior college ball at Florida Southwestern State College. Fagan averaged 9.5 points in just over 14 minutes per game last season.

    More >>
  • ISU's Cameron Lard charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    ISU's Cameron Lard charged with possession of drug paraphernalia

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-04-19 03:46:24 GMT

    Iowa State redshirt freshman Cameron Lard is facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge, first reported by the Ames Tribune, stems from a traffic stop in February according to online court records. 

    More >>

    Iowa State redshirt freshman Cameron Lard is facing a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. The charge, first reported by the Ames Tribune, stems from a traffic stop in February according to online court records. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly