The boorish behavior of certain FIFA officials has cast a pall over the beautiful game.
But goodwill ambassadors at the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Embassy of Australia are hoping to retrain the focus on world-class athletics Monday by co-hosting a free watch party of the U.S.-Australia group match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup at CityCenterDC.
Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.; event promoters are expected to project the international showdown on a large screen (circa 10th and I Streets NW).
Admission is gratis, but donations will be accepted in support of USSF’s philanthropic efforts.
Per organizers, a number of prominent futbol fans have been invited, including D.C. United players, Washington Spirit players and members of the Congressional Soccer Caucus.
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