U.S. Mens Soccer Team

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US Soccer

After their final friendly in Jacksonville, the U.S. begins their 2014 World Cup run tonight in Brazil. Cole Pepper checks that stats, and gives an update on the Jaguars, in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

Is Jacksonville Becoming A Soccer Town?

Jun 9, 2014
Patrick Donges / WJCT

A growing number of people on the First Coast are interested in soccer.

That seems to be the message sent by the record number of fans who showed up  for the US Men’s match against Nigeria on Saturday, June 7 at Everbank Field.

Joel Lamp, interim director of the city of Jacksonville’s Sports and Entertainment department says it’s no surprise that attendance topped 52,000.

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team defeated Nigeria Saturday in their final exhibition match before the World Cup begins in Brazil.

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team faces off against Nigeria on Saturday night at EverBank Field.

Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

The U-S Mens Soccer team is coming to Jacksonville just ahead of playing in the World Cup.The team will play a match against Nigeria June 7th at EverBank Field.