World Football Update
Jon Forget
Jun 2nd 2015
World Football Update
Feature Matches

A massive weekend of World Football awaits, as we head in to this first week in June!  First up a Friday afternoon Friendly between the USMNT and the Netherlands!  The Dutch are tuning up for Euro 2016 Qualification matches, while the United States make final preparations for the upcoming Gold Cup.  It isn't often that these two sides meet, and despite the friendly billing for the match it should be a quality encounter for both sides.  This is a lunchtime kickoff, and the first match on the bill of a quality weekend.

Saturday holds something special in store for fans of the game, with the UEFA Champions League Final kicking off at 12:45pm, followed almost immediately by the first match of the 2015 Women's World Cup!  Italian side Juventus meet Spanish side Barcelona, in a highly anticipated match up to see who will be crowned Champions of Europe.  The Italians are organized in the back, and can be deadly on the counter, while the Spaniards have what may arguably be one of the best striker trios to have played the game together.  This should be an epic clash between two differing styles of football!  

Canada are the hosts for the 2015 Women's World Cup, and will kick off the tournament against China at 4pm MST!  The much anticipated tourny will stretch out over the next month, culminating July 5th with the Final!  Keep your eyes on the schedule for matches nearly every day for the next few weeks, including the USWNT's first match versus Australia on Monday June 8th!

Our Colorado Rapids will be in Utah this weekend, with a match against rivals Real Salt Lake set for 3pm Sunday afternoon.  The "Love" shared between these two sides goes way back, and given they are both desperate for three points, this one should be a true battle!  The Pub is hosting an away game viewing party, so be sure to wear your burgundy and get out to support the hometown boys!

On the Horizon

Next week the USWNT kick off their 2015 World Cup with two matches, Monday versus Australia, and Friday against Sweden.  2015 Copa America, and Euro 2016 Qualifiers are on their way as well!
This Week's Football
Tuesday June 2nd
France v Costa Rica 11am (Toulon U-23)
Cuba v New York Cosmos 3pm (Friendly)
Wednesday June 3rd
England v Mexico 11am (Toulon U-23)
Philadelphia v Columbus 5pm (MLS)
D.C. v Chicago 5pm (MLS)
Montreal v Vancouver 6pm (MLS)
Thursday June 4th
France v Netherlands 11am (Toulon U-23)
Friday June 5th
Netherlands v USMNT 12:30pm (International Friendly)
Houston v New York RB 7pm (MLS)
Saturday June 6th
Juventus v Barcelona 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League Final)
Canada v China 4pm (Women's World Cup Opening Match)
Philadelphia v New York City 5pm (MLS)
D.C. United v Toronto 5pm (MLS)
Columbus v Montreal 5:30pm (MLS)
Sporting K.C. v Seattle 6:30pm (MLS)
Chicago v Orlando 6:30pm (MLS)
New Zealand v Netherlands 7pm (Women's World Cup)
Sunday June 7th
F1 Canadian GP 12pm (F1 World Championship)
Brazil v Mexico 2pm (International Friendly)
Salt Lake v Colorado 3pm (MLS)
San Jose v Dallas 5pm (MLS)
Monday June 8th
Cameroon v Ecuador 5pm (Women's World Cup)
USA v Australia 5:30pm (Women's World Cup)
Japan v Switzerland 8pm (Women's World Cup)
Tuesday June 9th
Spain v Costa Rica 2pm (Women's World Cup)
Brazil v Korea 5pm (Women's World Cup)
Black Cleat Affair:  Denver Film Society, Three Lions, 303 Futsal, and America Scores Denver are combining to present the second annual Black Cleat Affair at the Sie Film Center on Thursday June 4th!  This years soccer themed movie is:

–  A biopic Sports Drama starring Tim Roth, Sam Neill, Gerard Depardieu, Thomas Kretchsmann and Fisher Stevens. The 110 year saga of FIFA and the World cup and the instrumental figures who created, guided and battled through good times and bad – both externally and internally - to make worldwide soccer what it is today.

Tickets for this one night event are $45 a person, or $75 per couple, and include a pre-movie cocktail hour with light apps and one drink ticket per guest.  All proceeds go to benefit America Scores Denver.  America SCORES inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world.
Follow this link to purchase tickets for the Black Cleat Affair:
1st Annual Three Lions/British Bulldog Footgolf Tournament: On Thursday evening, June 25th, we are hosting our 1st annual foot golf tournament to benefit America SCORES Denver!  The event will be held at Park Hill Golf course, with a 6pm shotgun start (registration at 5pm), followed by an after party at Three Lions!  There will be assorted prizes for the winners including tickets to the MLS All Star match on July 29th!  Cost per player is $35 for an individual, a foursome is $125, and a hole sponsorship with a foursome is $250.  Please follow this link to book your spot in the tournament:
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