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World Cup final: Sounders announce viewing party, while U-23 avoids conflict with new start time

FIFA14Below are a couple of local soccer news items connected with the FIFA World Cup final on Sunday.

From Sounders FC:

Seattle Sounders FC, in partnership with Special Olympics, will host a live outdoor viewing party at Occidental Park for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final on Sunday, July 13. Kickoff is set for 12 noon PT. The event starts at 11 a.m. and admission is free.

Germany advanced to the final game after defeating Brazil in the semifinals on Tuesday. They will face the winner of Wednesday's second semifinal between the Netherlands and Argentina.

More details on the event will be released later this week.

Sounders FC hosts the Portland Timbers Sunday evening in front of a full-stadium crowd. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. PT. Tickets are still available at www.SoundersFC.com and 1-877-MLS-GOAL. The 5-match ticket package is also available now with expanded seating to include the upper bowl at CenturyLink Field.

Date: Sunday, July 13Match: World Cup FinalKickoff: 12 noon PTLocation: Occidental Park - S Main St. & Occidental Ave S, Seattle 98104And from Sounders U-23:

Sunday's match TIME CHANGE:Sounders FC U-23 vs Victoria Highlanders FCPreviously 2:00pm - NOW: 3:30pmStadium: Sunset Chev. Stadium (Sumner, WA)

Change made to accommodate the World Cup Final.

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