By MEGAN OSBORNE The Herald-Dispatch
UNTINGTON, W.Va. — The entire dining room of the Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street erupted in excited cheers and applause Friday afternoon as Megan Rapinoe scored a second goal as the U.S. women’s soccer team took on France during the Women’s World Cup.
The restaurant, similarly to many like it between Huntington and Charleston, was packed more than usual for a Friday afternoon, and most of the patrons were teams from the US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships taking up large tables.
Showing the World Cup matches Friday is just one way businesses and restaurants are attempting to draw these youth soccer crews into their establishments. …