Philadelphia, PA skyline from a distance.
City Guide

Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia will be hosting Copa Centenario matches in the summer, and the city itself is entrenched in a unique culture. Philadelphia’s main supporters group, Sons of Ben, have been established in the city well before the MLS franchise was ever even started. The American Outlaws Philadelphia chapter is also incredibly active in the area, assembling at spots like The Field House for qualifying matches. The City of Brotherly Love will be host to a United States match against Paraguay, which means that the intensity of the home crowd, in one of the country’s oldest cities, will be high.

WHERE TO WATCH THE GAMES

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Fado Center City Fado is known for their love for soccer. It’s Irish roots translate to their love of the game and it shows. The Center City location offers viewing of nearly all televised soccer games and they also offer pub to pitch shuttles to Union Games. It’s a no-brainer they’ll do the same come Copa America. Check their Twitter account, they recently posted a photo of Copa America Trophy on the Rocky Steps.

The Field House The Field House is home to the Philly American Outlaws Chapter. Scarves will be flying as crews of soccer fans hang out on the loft and will undoubtedly be out in droves come time for Copa America. Get there early, get yourself one of their famous craft beers, and enjoy yourself.

WHERE TO GET GEAR

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Soccer Corner Locals might know Soccer Corner as “Angelos,” but you can find the franchise in over four locations in the greater Philadelphia area. Get yourself one of those new USA shirts before they sell out, they’re really nice.

WHERE TO PLAY PICKUP

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Starfinder Starfinder rests right along the Schuylkill River and offers pickup ball three days a week. Starfinder is focused on mentorship and social change, so everything you do here will be going to a great cause.

Penn Park The University of Pennsylvania fields are open to everyone, every day. The park itself is awesome if you want a great view of the city combined with proximity to local eateries and attractions.

WHERE TO BE A TOURIST

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The Liberty Bell/Independence Park The symbol of the country’s independence rests with the Liberty Bell and you can see it, along with, the location where our United States’ forefathers came together to create the Declaration of Independence. Take the bus tour while you’re at it, the tour guides are awesome.

Rocky Steps A rite of passage for all that visit Philly is to walk, run or jump the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It’s an awesome time for a photo opp and the museum is excellent, too.

South Street If you want an eclectic experience while staying in Philly, look no further than locally famous South Street. It’s got a ton of shops, places to eat, and bars to hang out if you need an evening with friends, and frankly it’s a great place to be in the summer.

WHAT TO DO ON MATCH DAY

There’s not much around Lincoln Financial Field on game day, so be sure to fill up on Pat’s, Geno’s or Tony Luke’s before you head out. There will be plenty of tailgating happening in the parking lot, and we can assure you the food will be on point.

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