Soccer fans flock to Allianz Field for World Cup watch party

The 2022 World Cup is putting soccer on the world stage.

Minnesota United held a World Cup watch party Monday afternoon at Allianz Field in St. Paul.

Some soccer fans sat outside and watched the U.S. Men’s National soccer team take on Wales thousands of miles away in Qatar.

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The team gave out hand warmers and served hot cocoa to help fans stay warm.

“I think everybody is a U.S. soccer fan today, whether you’re a soccer fan or not,” Minnesota United Chief Soccer Officer Manny Lagos said. “Our country is represented itself in the World Cup and it’s U.S. Soccer, so to me I’m never surprised of how much Minnesota is starting to love soccer, love the U.S. National team and loves filling this beautiful stadium.”

Monday’s match between the U.S. and Wales ended in a 1-1 draw.

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