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Organizers Push For Dupont Circle For World Cup Finals

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By Peter Granitz

Organizers of Saturday’s Dupont Circle World Cup viewing say they are trying to reserve the space for the finals in July.

Paul Sotoudeh is the president of the Screaming Eagles, a fan group for the D.C. United. He says he anticipated the thousands who turned out for the U.S. vs. England match. He did not, though, expect so many to show up for Saturday’s earlier game with Argentina and Nigeria.

So now he’s hoping to push forward and reserve Dupont Circle for the finals. With the first round under his belt, the finals could be easier.

"There have been plenty of little hitches, but that’s the whole point of organizing, you take care of the hitches," he says.

But who knows whether people will actually show up if he does get permission to show the finals in the park. After all, the U.S. tied in their opener with the UK Saturday.

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