INDIANAPOLIS – At this moment in the Circle City, soccer may never be bigger.
As it has in many parts of the country, the run to the Round of 16 by the United States’ men’s national team has caught the attention of die hard soccer fans and newcomers around Indianapolis. Watch parties have sprung up across town the past two weeks and for their next game against Belgium in the elimination round on Tuesday, a major party to check out the game is planned for Mass Ave.
At the same time the team’s newest professional soccer franchise, the Indy Eleven of the NASL, have played to a number of sellout crowds at Carroll Stadium as their work to hype the team up in 2013 is paying off in 2014.
Eleven goalkeeper Jon Dawson-an Indianapolis native who played soccer for Brebeuf High School and Butler University-is in the middle of both as a participant and a fan. He came to the Fox 59 studios on Friday night to talk about his team and the US Men’s National Team that remains alive in the World Cup.
To watch the interview with Larry Hawley, click on the video above.