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Update 8/12/15: FC Cincinnati majority owner Carl Lindner III says his is a soccer family and they're excited to be part of bringing a USL-level team to Cincinnati.

During a news conference Wednesday, Lindner pointed out Cincinnati is among the top cities in the nation when it comes to youth soccer participation. "We see soccer as sport that has tremendous growth and can unite fans of all cultures under the FC Cincinnati flag." Lindner says the opportunity to bring a USL franchise to town was just too good to pass up.

The recent scandal involving FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association might be leading newscasts, but it should not overshadow the 2015 FIFA Women'’s World Cup Games about to begin in Canada. While America was late to the game of soccer, it continues to grow in popularity.

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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

Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts

Apr 19, 2013

Cincinnati native and Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about last year’s gold medal team, her recent retirement from soccer, being inducted into the University of Florida’s Gator Athletic Hall of Fame, this summer’s soccer camp in West Chester and her appearanc

Atlanta Beat

United States national soccer team member and Cincinnatian Heather Mitts is retiring. The 34-year-old, three-time Olympic gold medalist says it's time to move on to the next stage of her career.