Hello Soccer Fans!
This weekend we will be opening up early at 6:45 am for the 7 am Slovakia v. USA game on Saturday the 14th.Â We will have coffee and OJ for the start of the game with breakfast ready around 7:30-7:45 am.Â At 8 am we can serve mimosas, champagneÂ and beer as well (that is when our ABC license starts).Â Please help us make sure we have a great crowd to cheer on the USA!
Immediately after the USA game, we will have a short meeting for folks interested in the American Outlaws supporters group.Â Our chapter application was faxed in last week, and we are hoping to hear something by Saturday.Â We will just be doing some basic introductions, getting ideas for what we as a chapter want to do and to find people who can help us with chapter activities and upkeep.Â If you are not yet a member, but would like to find out more, please come by.Â The next USA game is against Denmark at 11:30 am on Wednesday the 18th.Â I will tape both games so that they can be watched later.
Also happening Saturday the 14th are the European World Cup Qualifying Playoffs.Â And since we are opening up early for the USA game, we are going to stay open for the 8 am Russia v. Slovenia, 10 am Greece v. Ukraine and 12:25 pm Portugal v. Bosnia-Herzegovina games.Â England also play Brazil at 9 am and there is an 11 amÂ U-21 Euro Championship qualifier featuring England v. Portugal.Â The World Cup Playoff return legs are on Wednesday the 18th.Â Unless Gol TV has the Ireland v. France game, we will only be able to show it on delay on Monday the 16th.
The USAÂ BidÂ Committee for the 2018Â and 2022 World Cup has started aÂ Support Your City email petition.Â San Diego is one of 27 cities being considered for staging matches.Â I have added a sign up counter on our home page at obrienspub.net.Â Right now we are way behind other citiesÂ – a few have over 10,000 people signed up and we are not yet at 2000.Â Please sign the petition and get your friends toÂ do the same.Â You canÂ also add the counter to your own web page -Â just clickÂ Get and Share at theÂ bottom of the graphic.
So here are the upcoming games:
8 pm – Houston v. LA Galaxy – Western Conference Final – ESPN
Saturday, 11/14: Open at 6:45 am for all morning games!!!
7 am – Slovakia v. USA – FSC – also on tap and at 8:30 pm
8 am – Russia v. Slovenia – Setanta – also at 3 pm
9 am – Brazil v. England – FSC
10 am – Greece v. Ukraine – Setanta – also at 4:45 p
11 am – U21 – England v. Portugal – FSC
12:25 pm – Portugal v. Bosnia-Herzegovina – Setanta – also at 6:30 pm
1 pm – New Zealand v. Bahrain – FSC
5 pm – Chicago Fire v. Real Salt Lake – FSC – Eastern Conference Final
8:30 pm – Slovakia v. USA – FSC
5:30 pm – Ireland v. France – Setanta
11:30 am – Denmark v. USA – ESPN (Classic or 2Â most likely)
11:40 am – Bosnia-Herzegovina v. Portugal – Setanta – also at 3:45 pm
2 pm – Slovenia v. Russia – Setanta – also at 5:30 pm
Saturday, 11/21 – more games TBA
On Tape – Sunderland v. Arsenal, Manchester United v. Everton
11:30 am – Fiorentina v. Parma – FSC
2 pm – Bologna v. Inter Milan – FSC
4 pm -Â Hull City v. West Ham – FSC
8 pm – Manchester United v Everton – FSC
On Tape – AC Milan v. Cagliari, Stoke City v. Portsmouth
11:30 am – Juventus v. Udinese – FSC
2 pm – Tottenham v.Â Wigan – FSC
5:30 pm – MLS Cup Final – ESPN – Teams TBD
That is your soccer news forÂ now.Â We are knee deep in San Diego Beer Week with tons of great beer on tap – check out one of our events on the news page at obrienspub.net.Â Cheers, Tom