The US Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup last night after a tragic 2-1 loss to Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first time the USMNT has been left out since 1986. All they needed was a tie and they would have moved on. However, their loss mixed with Panama’s victory over Costa Rica and Honduras’s over Mexico put the final nail in the USMNT’s coffin.
Transfer Deadline Day
Tomorrow is Transfer Deadline Day for international soccer, meaning there is a lot of exciting news to look forward to in the next 48 hours.
For those unfamiliar with Transfer Deadline Day, it is the final day at the end of a 12-week period in which soccer clubs can make international transfers. In order for the transfer to go through, the deal has to be signed and filed before the deadline closes.
Oh, and clubs tend to throw around insane amounts of money that Uncle Scrooge McDuck would salivate over. The transfer record was recently broken by PSG in their acquisition of Neymar a few weeks ago at a whopping $250 million USD.
Most Expensive Man Alive: Neymar’s Transfer to PSG
On August 4, Neymar officially made his move from football’s powerhouse, Barcelona, to Paris Saint-Germaine (PSG). PSG paid a transfer fee of over $250 million USD, breaking the record set by Manchester United in 2016, and making Neymar the most expensive football player in the world. His contract is set to go through 2022 where he will earn around $35 million per season (after taxes) and before his major signing bonus.
It is indisputable that Neymar would ruffle the feathers of Barcelona fans with his acceptance of PSG’s offer. Some believe that there is no reason to leave Barcelona as it is at the top of football – there is no better place to go once you reach Barcelona. Some fans even retaliated to Neymar’s “disrespectful” move away from Barcelona by burning his jersey.
FanWide Packs Belltown Pub for USA vs. Mexico Watch Party 2017
Thanks to all the Fans for Coming Out and Making the USA vs. Mexico World Cup Qualifier a Huge Success!
On June 11, 2017, FanWide brought together fans from all across Seattle to Belltown Pub for the USA vs. Mexico World Cup qualifier watch party. While the game resulted in a tie, more than 150 fans packed the Pub, creating a spirited event that is sure to set the stage for future FanWide Soccer watch parties in Seattle and select markets across the country.
Where to Watch: Best Seattle Soccer Bars of 2017
In a city where soccer reigns supreme in the spring, thanks in large part to the 2016 MLS Cup Champion Sounders (and the perennial cellar-dwelling Mariners), the buzz in Seattle around soccer is louder than ever.
Whether you’re a fan of Major League Soccer, Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Ligue 1 (France), Series A (Italy) Liga MX (Mexico) or international world cup qualifying games, there is no shortage of matches coming up, and Seattle is home to some of the best soccer sports bars and watch parties in the country.
Killing cable at home? Wanting to watch a game with other soccer hooligans as crazy as yourself? Here are some of the top soccer bars in Seattle for 2017 that you need to visit to for a pint on game day for the best viewing parties in the city.