USA vs Portugal World Cup Watch Party at Mes Que

  • June 22, 2014 · 4:00 PM
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"The FIFA World Cup is the planet's biggest event. Not sporting event-event, period.

Simply put, there is nothing else like it. The Olympics would love to be it; the Super Bowl and World Series are merely pretenders to it; and only because we live in America is The World Cup not talked about in hushed, reverent tones as the pinnacle of civilized sporting life"

12 years ago I hated watching soccer, but then a friend of mine convinced me to watch the US play Portugal in their opening match of the 2002 World Cup. That Portuguese team featured then reigning World Player of the Year Luis Figo, and was picked as a favorite to win that tournament.

After an incredible upset by the US, I was hooked and now find myself a soccer fanatic traveling the world to follow the US.

12 years later, the US finds themselves in a similar position as they take on Portugal again, who are ranked 3rd in the world, and again feature the current World Player of the year, Christiano Ronaldo.

Let's go to Mes Que and watch this pivotal 2nd group game as the US tries to advance out of "The Group of Death", that consists of Ghana, Portugal and Germany. A win in this game will improbably see the US to the knockout round.

For those that have never been, Mes Que is the official bar for the American Outlaws (A nationwide US Supporters group) and will be packed with US supporters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a71C2pg9UPs

For this match the sidewalk will be shut down and a large projection screen will be installed to accommodate the masses of people expected to flock to the bar for this quadrennial event.

Kickoff is at 6 but this place will be packed so plan to get there 2 hours early to assure a spot.

Highlights from our first round victory against Ghana
http://youtu.be/p5d_SYfmlTo

A recap of the last 2 years of qualifying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSxJAcgFTTM

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  • David M.

    Just something to consider since Mes Que gets so packed....

    http://www.canalsidebuffalo.com/things-to-do/world-cup-viewing-party/

    Looks like a pretty good free viewing party at Canalside. Let me know if this might work out better.

    1 · June 20, 2014

    • Ethan F.

      They have a way to watch the game outside?

      June 22, 2014

    • Nedaye I.

      Am at Jack Astor's at Walden. Mes Que is too crowded.

      June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm at sidebar right now to pregame.. Heading over to mesque as the game gets closer..

    June 22, 2014

  • Michelle

    How do I find everyone is there a cell number?

    June 22, 2014

    • Saqib A.

      I'm planning to come in about 15 mins, where you guys all parking?

      June 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll be there in about 20 minutes and text one of you guys

      June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too packed.. Heading to the globe to get a drink..

    June 22, 2014

    • Matt

      Ok, but outside has tons of space

      June 22, 2014

  • Matt

    Inside is at capacity outside has plenty of room

    June 22, 2014

    • Matt

      Yes, the alley out back has food

      June 22, 2014

    • Matt

      North park street is closed down too

      June 22, 2014

  • Sara

    Was hoping to make it, but will be out of town. The US better advance so I can make it to the next one :)

    June 21, 2014

  • Matt

    Capacity was hit an hour before the game against ghana. There will be more space this time but plan to be there at least an hour early

    June 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This place is gonna be beyond packed.. let's turn it into a riot !

    1 · June 16, 2014

    • Matt

      Absolutely!

      1 · June 18, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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