Youth soccer fans enjoy World Cup watch party

HOLMEN (WKBT) – Youth soccer fans gathered in Holmen to cheer on the United States in the World Cup.

The Holmen Youth Soccer Association organized the watch party, giving their young players a chance to watch the pros take on the Netherlands.

The association president says watching the World Cup allows players to learn more about a sport they love.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to energize a little bit with USA soccer,” said president Josh Potaracke. “It’s a growing sport in this country and I think seeing things like this just gets the younger population a little bit more excited about it.”

While the U.S. did not win, these kids are proud that the team made it to the knock-out round.