Either you’re living under a rock or you know that the world is ablaze right now with talk of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Historically, the international competition has drawn only a small fraction of the attention its male counterpart garners, but this year it’s the U.S. women’s team that made history: for the eighth straight time, the U.S. has reached semi-finals in the competition, the only nation to ever achieve the feat. To cheer on the team as they compete in semi-finals against England, come to The American Club on Tuesday, July 2, at 4 PM.
Winning the quarter-final round to advance to this one was no simple task for the USWNT. The round may have been a quarter-final but it had the intensity of the final, with the two favorites for the championship competing for advancement. Days before the round, ticket prices had spiked to US $15,000 per seat. The round even felt politically consequential, with star-player Megan Rapinoe‘s statement that, if the U.S. wins the tourney, she won’t be going to the “fucking White House.” Ultimately, the U.S. defeated France 2-1 at Parc des Princes in Paris, with Rapinoe scoring both goals, and thus holding off a late rally by the home team.
England, too, emerged from the quarter-final round with a strong 3-0 victory over Norway, marking the second consecutive time the nation has reached the semi-final round of the Women’s World Cup. In 2015, England lost to Japan in semi-finals on a 2-1, but only Tuesday will tell whether they’re destined to fall in the same round once more. Either England or the U.S. will then advance to compete against the winner of Wednesday’s round – either the Netherlands or Sweden.
The American Club welcomes fans of both the U.S. and England team on Tuesday – a continuation from last Friday’s livestream of the U.S. vs France game at the club. There is no entry fee and the bar will be open for all beverage services. It’s a good thing, too, because whichever team wins, there are sure to be some fans in the room ready to crack open the champagne and celebrate.
The American Club will also be hosting a celebration of U.S. and Argentine Independence Days the following day on July 3rd, one of two annual festivities the club offers its members and friends. The club is located at Viamonte 1133, 10th floors, in front of the Teatro Colón.