Washington, D.C. – Cheers rang out at the Rayburn Building this morning as Hill staffers, House Representatives, Washington Freedom players, and even NASA Astronaut, Patrick G. Forrester, joined the U.S. Soccer Foundation at a viewing party to watch the U.S. defeat Algeria in the team’s final game of World Cup group play.
Approximately 100 people visited room 2253, usually used for the Transportation and Infraustructure Committee, to cheer on the U.S. squad and celebrate the World Cup. Caitlin Miskel and Meagan McCray from the Washington Freedom mingled with fans. Representative Albio Sires of New Jersey – a member of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Congressional Caucus – also stopped by to show his support. Rep. Sires is a sponsor of urban revitalization legislation which recognizes the role that parks and recreation programming plays in the overall quality of life in urban communities.