World Cup Clinic at NBT Stadium sold out

Published 06/26 2014 09:10AM

Updated 06/26 2014 09:15AM

World Cup Night
World Cup Night
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – While USA looks to advance past the World Cup group phase today when it takes on Germany, the Syracuse Silver Knights and the Chiefs are teaming up for a event combining the world’s game with America’s pastime.

The soccer event is sold out, but organizers are hoping to offer a similar program later in the summer.

World Cup Night at NBT Stadium begins with a clinic for kids at 10 a.m., followed by a World Cup viewing party at noon.

For Silver Knights coach Tommy Tanner, the event is an opportunity to grow the game.

"Bringing attention to soccer is always a good thing. This gives fans a chance who wouldn't normally check us out to see our sport on television,” Tanner said.

The event will continue with a double header between the Syracuse Chiefs and the Wilkes-Barre RailRiders at 6 p.m.

Silver Knights players will be on hand to sign autographs, and fans will also have an opportunity to enter a raffle for a Silver Knights’ jersey worn by goalkeeper Rick Pflasterer and signed by the entire team.

Half of the raffle proceeds will go toward the Syracuse Chiefs Charitable Foundation, the other half will go toward the Syracuse Silver Knights Foundation.

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