SiriusXM FC went on a mission to find the best soccer pub in America, and they took in the world’s biggest soccer matches doing so! A blast was had at every pub they visited, but in the end, The Football Factory in New York City took the title! Thank you to all the pubs for representing the strong passion for soccer in America!
SiriusXM FC’s America’s Best Soccer Pub schedule:
|April 16||El Clásico||Tom’s Urban, Los Angeles, CA (Pics)|
|April 29-30||Champions League semifinal||Three Lions Pub, Denver, CO (Pics)|
|May 11||Last day of EPL season||The Football Factory at Legends, NYC (Pics)|
|May 17||FA Cup Final||The Highbury, Milwaukee, WI (Pics)|
|May 24||Champions League Final||Courtyard Hooligans, Charlotte, NC (Pics)|
|June 16||USA vs. Ghana – World Cup||The Londoner - Greenville, Dallas, TX (Pics)|
|June 22||USA vs. Portugal – World Cup||Finn McCool’s, New Orleans, LA (Pics)|
|June 26||USA vs. Germany – World Cup||Temple Bar, Chicago, IL (Pics)|
|July 1||USA vs. Belgium – World Cup||Biergarten Haus, Washington, DC (Pics)|
|July 13||World Cup final||The Football Factory at Legends, NYC (Pics)|
The Football Factory at Legends – Germany vs Argentina – World Cup Final
For the World Cup Final, Joe Tolleson and Janusz Michallik headed back to The Football Factory in New York City, where the World Cup faithful watched a thrilling German extra-time victory over Lionel Messi and Argentina, 1-0.
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Biergarten Haus – USA vs Belgium – World Cup Round of 16
Tony Meola and Joe Tolleson hit the Nation’s capital as the USMNT squared off against Belgium in the knockout stage. Sadly, the US’ World Cup run came to an end, losing 2-1 in extra time, but Tim Howard put on a goalkeeping show for the ages.
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Temple Bar – USA vs Germany – World Cup
Neil Barnett and Joe Tolleson took the America’s Pub tour to the Windy City for USA vs Germany, as America paused in the middle of the work day to take in the USA’s final group stage match. While the USMNT didn’t get the win against a tough German side, they advanced to the knockout stage after Portugal was able to hold down Ghana.
Finn McCool’s – USA vs Portugal – World Cup
Neil Barnett and Joe Tolleson headed to the Big Easy for USMNT’s group stage match against Portugal. As was the case nationwide, the crowds euphoria turned to disbelief when Portugal scored the 2-2 equalizer with 30 seconds left in extra time, squandering the USA’s chance to advance to the elimination round.
The Londoner (Greenville) – USA vs Ghana – World Cup
It was certainly a raucous crowd for USA vs Ghana as the US Men’s National Team kicked off their World Cup with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana. Neil Barnett and Joe Tolleson took in the atmosphere throughout the exciting match.
Courtyard Hooligans – Champions League Final
Neil Barnett and Joe Tolleson watched Real Madrid get crowned champions of Europe at Courtyard Hooligans Pub in Charlotte, North Carolina, as Real defeated Atlético Madrid 4-1, scoring three goals in thrilling extra time.
The Highbury – FA Cup Final
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— The Highbury (@thehighbury) May 17, 2014
The Football Factory at Legends – Championship Sunday
For Championship Sunday, Tony Meola and Steve Cangialosi encamped themselves at The Football Factory at Legends in New York City to take in all the day’s action leading up to Manchester City capturing the Barclay’s Premier League title!
Three Lions Pub – Champions League Semi-Final
The second stop on the tour went mile high to Three Lions Pub in Denver, Colorado, where John Harkes and Christopher Sullivan provided pre and post game coverage of the Champions League semi-final second leg match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, with Real Madrid toppling the defending champions 4-0.
Tom’s Urban at LA Live – El Clasico
SiriusXM FC kicked off their tour in Los Angeles to watch the latest El Clasico from Tom’s Urban at LA Live and watched Lionel Messi score a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 4-3 win over Real Madrid.
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