Binghamton University Soccer Coach Returns From World Cup

Published 07/03 2014 09:47AM

Updated 07/03 2014 09:48AM

Although Team USA's World Cup tournament run is over, the sights and sounds of the player's time in Brazil will stay with them for many years to come.

For one local coach, the memories of his time at the World Cup with stay with him forever.

Binghamton University men's soccer coach Paul Marco was at the World Cup working for the National Soccer Coaching Association of America.

Having been part of the NSCAA staff for over two decades, Marco was selected to teach a match analysis course on site.

He attended three matches, including the US-Ghana match, which he said was an absolute blast.

Marco says the atmosphere and support for Team USA were incredible.

"To be at soccer specific venues that were in such massive stadiums, to be in a culture that has such a thirst and passion for the game, and then to experience all the fans. The support was unbelievable, even for the U.S. Wherever we went we ran into USA supporters, mostly Americans but there were a lot of international supporters for the U.S. team as well," said Marco.

The 2014 World Cup marked the third time Marco attended the event.

He was in the stands as a fan in 1994, when the World Cup was held in the United States, and was in Germany for the 2006 World Cup.

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