Whether you are a die-hard soccer fanatic, casual sports fan, or reluctant spectator, you can’t help but get caught up in the action of this year’s FIFA 2010 World Cup.  Being held in nine different South African cities, this year’s tournament has international appeal and attracts millions of viewers – in the stadium, on television and the Internet, via iPhones and over the radio waves.

Bend, like every other US city, is pulling for the US Team.  Saturday’s game against England, finishing in a 1-1 tie felt, more like a victory as we watched from Jackson’s Corner, a local corner store with a country breakfast that is sure to tie you over until dinner.

If you are like me, you don’t have a television and if you do have one, watching a match surrounded by other enthusiasts is a lot more fun that sitting in your living room by yourself, yelling at the flat screen.

Get caught up in the action and check out the next game at one of Bend’s World Cup Hot Spots:

Brother Jon’s Public House

1227 NW Galveston Ave.

541-306-3321

Sideline’s Sports Bar

1020 NW Wall St

541-385-8898

Summit Salon

125 NW Oregon Ave

541-749-2440125

Jackson’s Corner

845 Northwest Delaware Avenue

541-647-2198

Cascade Lakes Brewery

1441 SW Chandler Ave # 100

541-388-4998

Top Leaf Mate Bar

869 NW Tin Pan Aly

541-678-568

Fox’s Billiard Lounge

937 NW Newport Ave

541-647-1363

If you don’t have the luxury of spending morning, noon, and night glued to the TV, download the World Cup App from ESPN to your iPhone or Smartphone.

The USA plays next on Friday, June 18th.  Where will you be watching?

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