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The Women’s World Cup soccer tournament is underway in Canada, and it’s attracting a lot of attention in the United States with the U.S. team a perennial favorite.  Soccer is booming in general around the United States both in participation and as a spectator sport.

An international friendly match drew thousands of people to Miller Park last year – and proved popular enough that another match was announced for this summer.

Ann-Elise Henzl

The growing popularity of soccer has meant strong sales at local soccer bars and stores, including Milwaukee’s first soccer store, Stefan’s.

Milwaukee Pubs Prep For World Cup Mania

Jun 12, 2014
Erin Toner

Starting Thursday, soccer fans around the world will be glued to their flat screens and computers as the first match of the 2014 World Cup gets underway in Brazil.

Milwaukee’s professional indoor soccer team announced a restructuring plan Friday.

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This afternoon in Waukesha, members of SC Waukesha will play an exhibition soccer game at Saratoga Park.  That wouldn't normally be enough to attract a lot of attention outside the friends and family members of the players themselves.  But this match will look a lot different than the dozens of other soccer games played around southeast Wisconsin on any given afternoon.