Where to Watch the World Cup in Southern California: U.S.-Ghana outdoors on Hermosa Beach’s Pier Plaza

WCHermosa3(Photos courtesy of the LA Galaxy)

One of the highlights of the 2010 World Cup for this native Englishman was watching the U.S.-England game outdoors on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach as waves crashed just feet away and no amount of craft beer could erase the horror of watching England goalkeeper Robert Green (no relation) let the ball through his legs for an American goal.

Ah, memories.

The LA Galaxy, which hosted the event, must have had a good time, too, because they’re doing it all over again at another free event at 3 p.m. Monday, June 16 when the U.S. opens group play against Ghana.

The Galaxy plan several others — details here — but this is the only free one open to the general public in Los Angeles County, so make plans now to call in sick to work (you didn’t read that here).

With the World Cup now only a week away we will be featuring a series of Southern California viewing party blog posts and articles so if you know of one, leave a comment or email me.

And pray there’s no June gloom that day.



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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!
  • J

    Im thinking about going to this. What about other places to watch games? In piticular for Dutch and Austalian games.

  • esco1335

    I hear santa monica has something too