Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fado Irish Pub and World Soccer Daily Team Up For A Great 2 Days of Champions League Soccer!

Fado Irish Pub served as a fantastic host for the Champions League and World Soccer Daily this week! More than 100 fans turned out to participate in the radio broadcast and then stay for great food and beer while watching the Champions League matches in the afternoon.

World Soccer Daily's hosts Steve and Kenny created an incredible atmosphere leading up to kick-off each day, providing previews and commentary regarding the upcoming fixtures. Fans joined in the discussions throughout the broadcasts, offering their opinions of the highly anticipated matches.

The highlight of the two-day affair was a live appearance on air by former Manchester United player and current Colorado Rapids winger Terry Cooke. Terry fielded questions ranging from his days at Man Utd, including his experiences playing for Sir Alex Ferguson and who the best player he ever played with. Granted Terry commented that was impossible to judge given the quality of professional at Manchester United, including the likes of Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Eric Cantona and Mark Hughes just to name a few.

Cooke also answered inquiries about his experiences here in the States playing in the MLS. The most intriguing question poised to Terry was how much the MLS has changed in his 5 year MLS career. Terry commented that the league has made amazing strides in a short time, pointing to the soccer specific stadiums, youth academies and quality of play on the field as major factors in the league reaching a similar level as the Championship, the 2nd highest division in England.

Fado Irish Pub continues to be a great partner for the Colorado Rapids and a great destination for any soccer fan. Check their website for upcoming soccer events and be sure to come down this Sunday at 1pm for the Official Rapids Viewing Party as your Colorado Rapids take on the Houston Dynamo. Get there early to guarantee a seat and grab a raffle ticket from the Rapids Street Team who will be giving away prizes at halftime. See you all there!