JACKSONVILLE, FL – The United States Soccer Federation has contracted MetroAir to fly the team, coaches, staff, and media to their base in Sao Paolo and then to each of their games throughout the country. The 2014 Brazil World Cup begins on June 12th, with Brazil hosting Croatia in Sao Paolo. The US Men’s National Team (USMNT) will be playing Ghana, Portugal, and Germany in Natal, Manaus, and Recife, respectively, in the group stage of the tournament.
“This is an amazing opportunity to take part in the most popular sporting event in the world,” said Director of Charter Operations Anthony Gilmer, “The World Cup only takes place every four years and we want to do our part to give our team the best chance possible.”
The team will fly from Jacksonville to Sao Paolo Saturday night following the teams final warm-up game versus Nigeria. Should the USA advance to the next stage of the tournament, the aircraft will remain in Brazil and the charter information will be updated accordingly.
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In addition to flying the team, MetroAir will also be chartering the American Outlaws, an official supporter’s group of the USMNT, to each of the group stage games. The American Outlaws will congregate in Houston and to Natal via San Juan, Puerto Rico.