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Dayton is getting a new minor league soccer team. After hinting at a move for several months, the Cincinnati Saints are making it official.

A release says the team will rebrand and play next year in Dayton in the National Premier Soccer League. A new name, logo, and playing venue are expected to be released later this month.

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Cincinnati Edition - June 6, 2014

The World Cup is in full swing in Brazil. The United States plays its first match Monday against Ghana.

Development group 3CDC and the Cincinnati Saints are hosting a watch party on Fountain Square. Brittney Carden says 3CDC is seeing growing interest in the sport.

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While the U.S. is still primarily a baseball and football country, over the last three decades what we call soccer (and the world calls football) has become extremely popular here on the youth, college and professional levels. And it will be easy to spot U.S. soccer fans once the World Cup gets underway June 12.

Fountain Square will be an official viewing location for this summer's World Cup. The announcement means all three of the USA's first round games will be broadcast live on the big screen during the month-long soccer tournament being held in Brazil from June 12 - July 13.

Watch Party Dates:

Monday June 16 vs Ghana 6:00 p.m. Match Kickoff

Sunday  June 22 vs Portugal 6:00 p.m. Match Kickoff

Thursday June 26 vs Germany 12:00 p.m. Match Kickoff