I’ve got World Cup Fever and I want you to catch it

May 25, 2010 | Nestor Aparicio

Because I have nothing better to do than sit around and dream up ways to have fun around the clock, sometimes even I can come up with a good idea. My vision was seeded from my time in Europe four years ago for the Germany World Cup and now we’ve put together a day of soccer joy that we’re hoping will be the best event we’ve ever been associated with in Baltimore.

One Saturday, June 12th in conjunction with ASG Sports and the Towson Chamber of Commerce, we’re throwing the biggest red, white and blue soccer festival anywhere in the area to root on the US as they tackle England in the first game of the 2010 World Cup.

I’ll be posting some of my videos and stories from my experiences at the previous World Cup. And if I can’t be in South Africa for the kickoff of this one, at least I’ll be with thousands of Baltimore-area soccer lovers who all want to have a great time and celebrate the event together in a beautiful public square watching the game with a Miller Lite and a lawn chair.

Here are all of the details:

Baltimore County World Soccer Festival

As a FREE celebration of local soccer and the big USA-England matchup to kick off the 2010 World Cup, WNST.net in conjunction with ASG Sports and the Towson Chamber of Commerce present the “Baltimore County World Soccer Fest” on Saturday, June 12th.

This is an ALL-DAY event for the family and it’s open to anyone and everyone in the area who love soccer.

It’ll be an event where Dad (or Mom) can have an outdoor Miller Lite while watching three games al fresco on our gigantic live TV in the plaza. Moms will love the event for the great vendors, shopping and wine, and the kids will love the food and all of the activities and soccer-related events we’ll be having throughout the day in Towson.

If you are attending, join our Facebook events page here and PLEASE: tell your friends to come and join us!

WE LOVE SOCCER AS MUCH AS YOU DO!!!!

Come celebrate with us and wear your red, white & blue for US Soccer!

LOCATION: Patriot Plaza; 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

All local recreation councils & youth soccer groups are encouraged to attend and support Team USA & local soccer

Representatives of Baltimore Blast, D.C. United, Crystal Palace & Baltimore Bays will be on hand

Event is rain or shine!

Bring a chair, we’ll have food & beer vendors & shopping

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR JUNE 12th

7 a.m. — Gates open

7:30 — Greece vs. South Korea (on the BIG screen)

9:30 a.m. — Kids events open

10 a.m. — Argentina vs. Nigeria (on the BIG screen)

Noon — Pre-game events, music & festivities leading up to USA game

2 p.m. — Welcome remarks by County Executive Jim Smith & intro of local soccer programs & coaches

2:30 — USA vs. England (on the BIG screen)

6 p.m. — Event close

FREE ADMISSION (and chances to win lots of prizes)

More information: www.baltmoresoccerfestival.com

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