Football fans in Reading – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania have supported Brotherly Love as one of the 16 cities hosting the game at the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Energy was just as strong on the Alvernia University campus in Reading, where the Reading United football team plays.
Reading United’s Lymond Partite is from Philadelphia, a city where he said football is only growing.
“My father is ecstatic,” Partito said. “That is, I hope I can catch one of the matches on the Lincoln Financial Field.”
Members of the Leading United team said the World Cup in Philadelphia would be a big deal for the football community, but they said it would be felt in communities beyond that.
“It’s great to have everyone there and make a lot of money for the city,” Partito said.
“It’s incredible,” said Ammit Bogal, a player at Reading United. “It’s great for the city. It’s great for our country.”
It’s the atmosphere he thinks he has the best fans in the country.
“I’m looking forward to the World Cup in Philadelphia and I’m looking forward to bringing it to the United States, and hopefully I’ll be able to raise the World Cup trophy,” he said.
Casey Moore, Head Coach of Reading United, said:
Moore said he wasn’t a very planner, but said he was likely to arrive in Philadelphia with his family.
“I know fans will come from all over the world and have a really great experience, and Philadelphia will explode it for them,” he said.
Reading United players react to Philadelphia being nominated to host the 2026 World Cup | Burks Regional News
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