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World Cup Spikes Local Business Sales

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The United States Men's National Soccer Team has made headlines throughout World Cup competition, and their dramatic matches are bringing big bucks into the local economy.

"Leading into the Portugal game, people started buying stuff up pretty good,” said Brian Bowers, owner of Sports Obsession. “I've been hearing a lot of good feedback since then, so it looks like big things for this next game against Germany."

Bowers tells us he ordered six different styles of U.S. Men's Soccer t-shirts and uniforms, and he has already sold out of one type, and only has one of another type left. He attributes the spike in sales to the history the U.S. Men’s National Team is making, and fans want to celebrate.

"They are kind of getting on the bandwagon,” he said. “They want to be a part of the whole history; this is something they've never been a part of before. The U.S. has never done this well and I think people want to be a part of the history, so it's kind of a bandwagon thing."

As soccer gear continues to fly off store shelves, business is also picking up at area restaurants as fans go out to watch the big game.

"I'm totally excited about it, and it's good to see everybody in Erie support it too,” said Rob Schlaudecker, of Erie. “I was here Sunday for the game against Portugal and the place was just hopping."

That place was the U-Pick 6 Public House. Co-owner Russ Stachewicz has seen a full house for both U.S. matches so far, and says the turnout is coming in much greater numbers for this year's world cup than the last one in 2010.

"It's been infectious, it's been a packed house coming in, people have been wanting to get a TV screen and watch it."

The United States will continue their quest for the World Cup title Thursday against Germany.

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