The New England Revolution will host a World Cup Watch Party on Sunday, June 22, when the U.S. Men’s National Team battles Portugal in the World Cup group stage, at House of Blues Boston, the team announced today. The match will be shown on a large screen on the House of Blues stage and New England Revolution players will be among the VIPs in attendance.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and kickoff for the match set for 6 p.m.
USA stars Clint Dempsey, Tim Howard, Michael Bradley and Landon Donovan will take on FIFA No. 4-ranked Portugal, whose roster includes reigning international player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.
The USA was drawn into Group G of the 2014 FIFA World Cup along with Ghana, Portugal and Germany. The U.S. opens the tournament on June 16 against Ghana, with kickoff at 6 p.m. ET at Estadio Das Dunas in Natal, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte. The USA then faces Portugal on June 22 at 6 p.m. ET at Arena Amazonia in Manaus, in the state of Amazonas, and will finish group play against three-time World Cup champion Germany at 12 p.m. ET at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, which is the capital of the state of Pernambuco. Read about the USMNT's World Cup roster here.
Admission to the Revolution's World Cup Watch Party will be free, and the event is expected to reach capacity, so fans are encouraged to arrive early. The first 200 people through the House of Blues doors will receive a free “For Club and Country” scarf as a gift.
A raffle/silent auction featuring signed merchandise from around the soccer world will be held at the event, with all proceeds benefiting AmericaSCORES Boston, which uses youth development programming based around soccer, academics and the arts to inspire Boston youth to lead healthy lives and be engaged students.
House of Blues Boston is located at 15 Lansdowne St., Boston, Mass.