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U.S. Women's Soccer Proves It Is No Passing Fad In K.C.
Published October 8, 1999
The U.S. Women's National soccer team defeated Finland 6-0 in front of a crowd of 36,405 at Arrowhead Stadium in K.C. last night. It was the largest soccer crowd in K.C. history and the largest weekday, non-World Cup, non-Olympic crowd in the team's 14-year history (U.S. Women's Soccer Team). In K.C., Mechelle Voepel reports that the P.A. announcer told the crowd before U.S. team players were introduced, "I'll say the first name, you say the last." Voepel: "Think the fans missed any? Are you kidding?" (K.C. STAR, 10/8). Also in K.C., Joe Posnanski writes, "You can't help but love this U.S. women's soccer team. I mean, what's not to love?" He noted that the game's attendance is "almost exactly" that of the "last five Wizards games combined." Lamar Hunt: "Soccer will make it in [K.C.]. I don't have any doubt about that. ... I don't think [K.C.] is that much different from other cities. We just have to do a better job of promoting the game here" (K.C. STAR, 10/8).