LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Ignite FC and Fox 47 News are teaming up to host a watch party for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Lansing. On June 20, everyone in the Mid-Michigan area is invited to come out to Cooley Law School Stadium to cheer on the United States Women’s National Team on the big screen, as they take on Sweden in the team's final group stage game.
This is a free event with doors opening at 1 p.m. ET. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET, and the first 250 kids through the gates will receive a mini soccer ball. LIFC players, coaches and staff will also be in attendance for on-the-field fun and activities. Limited concessions will be made available for the watch party, including $1 hot dogs, ice cream sandwiches, popcorn and Pepsi products. Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.
This has already been a record-setting tournament for the U.S. In the team's first match of the tournament they defeated Thailand 13-0 and made history in the process.
In the team's first win of the 2019 Women's World Cup, the U.S. set the record for most goals scored by a team in a World Cup match, men’s or women's.
13-0 was the largest margin of victory in any world cup match (men's and women's).
Alex Morgan scored five goals, which tied Michelle Akers for the most goals scored in a single world cup match. Akers scored five goals as a member of the U.S. Women's National Team in the 1991 quarterfinal match against Chinese Taipei.
Seven different women scored for the U.S., setting yet another record. The goalscorers were: Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle, Linsey Horan, Sam Mewis, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd.
The U.S., which won the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, will continue its title defense on Sunday, June 16, at 12:00 p.m. ET, as the team takes on Chile in the second group stage match from the Parc des Princes in Paris.