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MKE Wave, Goolsby's catch World Cup fever

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The longest tenured soccer franchise in America is teaming up with the longest tenured sports bar in Milwaukee for a world-class, World Cup event.

The Milwaukee Wave, now in its 31st year and Major Goolsby's, established in 1972, are having a viewing party on Sunday, June 22, when Team USA takes on Portugal in Brazil for FIFA 2014 (

The festivities get underway at 4 p.m. and continue throughout the game action.

Wave players and coaches will be on hand for photos and autographs with fans.

Specials include a bucket of wings and a pitcher of domestic beer for $16, $2.75 domestic tappers, $5 bloody marys and the kitchen will serve up fried green beans and fried pickles along with their other popular menu items.

Guests will receive free World Cup shots whenever the USA scores a goal.

The Wave is coming off a tumultuous off-season but has promised bigger and better things as it pursues a seventh indoor soccer championship.

In fact, the new catchphrase is "The Next Wave of Greatness."

The MISL folded and Milwaukee was among the franchises that merged with the Premier Arena Soccer League to form the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL).

Longtime head coach Keith Tozer has been replaced by former player Giuliano Oliviero.

Oliviero will be assisted on the bench by a fixture in the nets for Milwaukee for years, Nick Vorberg.

Information on season tickets, sponsorship opportunities and Wave soccer camp registration is available at or call the team office at 414-224-9283 (WAVE).