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Seattle hosting many soccer-related events over next five days

From the multiple viewing parties for tonight's United States World Cup qualifier in Jamaica to with Tuesday's qualifier against Panama, this will be a very busy few days.

David Banks

As if Seattle wasn't always the best city to be a fan of North American soccer, the next five days are going to be something even more special. The festivities will start with NikeTown in downtown becoming the U.S. Soccer fan headquarters and serving as the epicenter of daily events leading up to Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Panama.

Later in the night, bars all around the city will be hosting viewing parties for the Jamaica-United States World Cup qualifier. Amping up excitement for the game just a bit is the expectation that two Seattle Sounders could be in the United States' starting lineup for the first time in franchise history. The official U.S. Soccer viewing party at Fado is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and the American Outlaws' party at Atlantic Crossing is listed for 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday the Seattle Sounders will take center stage, as they'll host the Vancouver Whitecaps in another Cascadia Cup showdown. More than 51,000 tickets have already been sold for that game and ECS is hosting its own block party at Fuel. Those festivities start more than six hours before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

Sunday is your chance to check out the Seattle Reign, who will be playing FC Kansas City at Starfire. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and tickets are available.

on Monday with American Outlaws will be hosting a pre-part at Golazo headquarters in Capitol Hill that night (714 E Pike Street). The event is free, but it's 21-and-over. The event will go from 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

U.S. Soccer is also hosting its own pep rally at Cinerama that night starting at 8 p.m. Jurgen Klinsmann and Keller will be there, as well.

The festivities will of course conclude with Tuesday's game against Panama. Beforehand, though, American Outlaws will be hosting another block party at Fuel, starting at noon. They'll also be leading their own March to the Match at 5:15 p.m. and there are rumors that a massive tifo display is also being planned.

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