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Gannon University’s Soccer Campers Cheer on the U.S. in World Cup Match With Germany

Soccer_Campers-CupPosted: June 25, 2014


From the Google Doodle to public spaces around the globe, everything stops for soccer's World Cup, including, it seems, soccer itself.

On Thursday morning 130 young soccer players between the ages of six and 14 attending Gannon University's soccer camp will take a break from playing the game so that they can watch the game-specifically the U.S. team's crucial match with powerhouse Germany.

The campers will do their ball handling and agility until 11 a.m. then break for an early lunch (and a bit of face painting) before heading for the Yehl Room to watch the U.S. attempt to move on to the knockout round against the powerful Germans.

The weeklong camp's coaches have no problem getting excited for the once-every-four-years event. Gannon women's coach Colin Petersen is a native of South Africa, which hosted the 2010 World Cup. Men's coach Rob Van Rheenen has a powerful rooting interest. The side from his native land, the Netherlands, won Group B and has advanced to the knockout round in impressive fashion.