Local group to hold public watch party for World Cup final

Staff writer

The U.S women’s soccer team will compete in the World Cup final Sunday and Williamsburg fans have rallied to support the team and its coach Jill Ellis, a William and Mary alumna.

American Outlaws of Williamsburg, a local chapter that supports the United States national soccer teams will host a World Cup final watch party at Revolution Golf and Grille this Sunday. The United States will face off against Netherlands.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

“Everyone who wants a great atmosphere, watch the game with passionate fans, and be included in something bigger, the place to be is with the Williamsburg American Outlaws at Revolution Golf and Grille,” wrote Alex Spirn, the chapter’s president, in a Facebook message. “You don't need to be a member to come and enjoy the game.”

The team’s head coach Ellis played forward for William and Mary women’s soccer from 1984-87. The team went to the NCAA tournament all four seasons.

She ended her career with 32 goals, 19 assists and 83 career points, which is the ninth-best in Tribe women’s soccer history. She graduated from William and Mary in 1988 with an English literature and composition degree.

“We are thrilled to see a member of our community excelling as a leader on the world stage. Jill has been a dedicated alumna who has returned to campus often, including 2016 when she served as the university’s commencement speaker,” said Erin Zagursky, a William and Mary spokeswoman. “At William and Mary, bold moments like this define us, and we wish Jill and the team the very best as they look to win a historic second World Cup championship.”

Want to go?

What: American Outlaws of Williamsburg World Cup final watch party.

Where: Revolution Golf and Grille at 1430 High St. Suite 706.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 7.

How: The event is free and open to the public. Visit www.facebook.com/AOWilliamsburg/ for more information.

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