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Soccer 'at the front of everyone's thinking' as Gold Cup quarterfinals in Baltimore near

Soccer 'at the front of everyone's thinking' as Gold Cup quarterfinals in Baltimore near

More than 70,000 soccer fans piled into M&T Bank Stadium in 2013 to watch the United States take on El Salvador in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. While the home of the Ravens is used to selling out on football Sundays, it was an impressive total for a sport that traditionally hasn't had as strong of a following in the United States. The attendance for the last Gold Cup showed soccer gaining momentum and a strong performance by the U.S. men's team in the 2014 World Cup built on that. Then, on July 5, the U.S. women's team capped its 2015 World Cup run with a dominating 5-2 win over reigning champion Japan in front of a television audience estimated by Nielsen...

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