The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is almost to a close, with Germany and Argentina facing off in the final match to determine the world champion for the next four years. In an impressive showing, Germany ousted home side and favorite Brazil, 7-1, while Argentina got the best of the Dutch after penalties. For fans in Portland, the final will be part of an entire day of soccer with several locations around town to watch the world's biggest international event as a city. The Timbers are parters for two viewing parties, where fans can watch all the soccer their hearts desire on an epic Sunday.
The day is jam packed with soccer, with the World Cup Final at 11 a.m. (ABC), the Portland Thorns FC vs. FC Kansas City at 4 p.m. (TICKETS) and the Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers match at 7 p.m (ESPN2). No wonder they call Portland "Soccer City, U.S.A."
Pioneer Courthouse Square -- 2014 FIFA World Cup
When: July 13, 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
Location: 701 SW 6th Ave
About: The square will host a giant viewing party that opens at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Attendees will be able to watch on a large screen and gather until 6 p.m. This event will only show the World Cup Final but NOT the Timbers and Sounders match later in the day. For the double, you'll want to visit...
Paddy's Pub -- 2014 FIFA World Cup + Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers
When: July 13, 11 a.m. -- close
Location: 65 SW Yamhill St
About: Paddy's Pub, a Portland Timbers pub partner, is opening their doors early on Sunday to host a 2014 FIFA World Cup viewing party for the match between Argentina and Germany. After the match, fans will be able to stick around and enjoy the Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers Cascadia rivalry match that starts at 7 p.m.
Among the thousands of fans heading north for the Timbers Cascadia Cup rivalry match against the Sounders or living behind enemy lines in the Emerald City? The Timbers Army have you covered for this one. They're hosting a Timbers-friendly World Cup viewing party at Showbox SoDo (1700 1st Avenue South) with festivities beginning at 11:30am PT. Note: there are two Showbox venues, this is the one nearest CenturyLink Field.
The event is free (food and beverage available for purchase), all ages with a special 21+ area as well. More details over at 107ist.org.
Thorns FC in action too!
Sandwiched inbetween the World Cup final and the massive Cascadia Cup Sounders-Timbers match is a key game for Thorns FC as they host FC Kansas City at 4:00pm PT. Get your tickets here and then head over to Providence Park for your second course of a soccer day feast.
Jack Jewsbury correctly predicts the World Cup Final
Out of all of the Timbers players, it looks like Jack Jewsbury still has the ability to cash in. The Portland club captain was the only one to pick both Germany and Argentina in his final bracket, with the Germans taking the 2014 World Cup home to Europe. His teammate and native Argentine Diego Valeri, not surprisingly, picked Argentina to win it all.
Other Timbers player picks