Join Menace players, coaches, fans and staff at Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio this Wednesday for World Cup semifinal action between Croatia and England.
Enjoy amazing food while you watch indoors or outdoors. And, for those 21 and older, Gilroy's is offering these drink specials:
- 2-for-1 New Belgium Bicycle Kick Kolsh
- $4 Bambus (Croatian cocktail made with red wine and cola over ice)
- $4 Broker's Gin & Tonics (England favorite)
WHO: All soccer fans
WHAT FIFA World Cup Watch Party presented by the Des Moines Menace and Gilroy's
WHEN: Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m.
WHY: To celebrate the World Cup with the Menace players and local soccer fans!
Menace ties to these countries:
Defender Johnny Fenwick is from England; Biko Brennan, an Irish-English defender, played for English clubs Blackpool, Harrow Borough and (last year as a pro) for Whitehawk.
Assistant coach Dario Pot is from Croatia; Head coach Alen Marcina's parents are Croatian.
Last summer, the Menace hosted FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who has scored two game-winning shootout goals in Croatia's run to the semis.
WHAT'S NEXT? The World Cup Final is set for 10 a.m. on Sunday (Gilroy's has an awesome brunch buffet on weekends) -- The winner of Croatia vs. England will face Tuesday's winner of France vs. Belgium.