Houdini Plaza World Cup watch party canceled

United States' Jermaine Jones goes with the ball as Germany's Per Mertesacker watches, at right, during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

UPDATE: The city has canceled the party because of uncertain weather.


APPLETON - Want to spend your Tuesday afternoon outside and cheering on the U.S. soccer team?

The City of Appleton and Appleton Downtown, Inc. are hosting a watch party at Houdini Plaza for the U.S. vs. Belgium World Cup game.

Houdini Plaza will be open all day for people to come early for pre-game excitement. Grass seating is available; otherwise those attending may bring lawn chairs. Admission is free.

Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.