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With soccer 'clearly on the rise,' U.S. fans unite for Gold Cup in Baltimore

With soccer 'clearly on the rise,' U.S. fans unite for Gold Cup in Baltimore

American flag shirt, shorts and bandanas replaced the typical purple Joe Flacco and orange Adam Jones jerseys on the streets surrounding M&T Bank Stadium and Camden Yards on Saturday. The vendors with Orioles apparel had a special section filled with United States shirts. American flags were sold on street corners. And soccer balls replaced footballs at the tailgates. Baltimore evolved into a soccer haven — at least for the day — with the first two games of the CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals in town. Fans packed into M&T Bank Stadium to watch the doubleheader, first the United States men's national team against Cuba and then Haiti against Jamaica. "Any...

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