Soccer is a year-round affair at Kildare’s, and we’re ready for an exciting time of year. The FA Cup FinalChampions League Final, FIFA Confederations Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup are all taking place within weeks of one another, while the closer-to-home, USA Men's World Cup Qualifiers are taking place and the Philadelphia Union’s season is in full swing.

We’ll have every game on, and we’re especially looking forward to watching Arsenal and Chelsea duke it out in the FA Cup Final on Saturday, May 27, at 12:30 p.m. Only a week later on June 3 at 2:45 p.m, defending champions Real Madrid will look to hold on to their Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) title against their spirited contenders, Juventus. These matches are not to be missed, especially alongside a glass of whiskey or a pint of Guinness.

FA Cup Final: Saturday, May 27

12:30 p.m.: Arsenal vs. Chelsea

UEFA Champions League Final: Saturday, June 3

2:45 p.m.: Real Madrid vs. Juventus

Later in the summer, teams from around the globe will compete in the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. There are a number of high-profile matches to look out for, and the Cup Final will conclude on July 2. Following the FIFA Cup, teams from North America will compete in the CONCACAF Gold Cup throughout July. With games taking place throughout the Caribbean and the States—notably nearby at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia and Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey—this is especially exciting for American soccer fans.

The Gold Cup Quarterfinal will be at Lincoln Financial Field on Wednesday, July 19, and the finals will conclude in California soon after, from July 22 –26. Find the full schedule for the FIFA Confederations and CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals below and join us to catch the games!

We are ecstatic about these games that draw huge crowds from around the world, but we’re also excited to go to Philadelphia Union games throughout the season. On Wednesday, July 26, join us as we travel to the picturesque Talen Energy Stadium to watch the Union take on their rivals, The Columbus Crew. The bus leaves Kildare’s at 5:30 p.m. and the game is at 7:30 p.m.Get more information and register here!

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup: June 17 to July 2

Saturday, June 17

11 a.m.: Russia (RUS) vs. New Zealand (NZL)

Sunday, June 18

11 a.m.: Portugal (POR) vs. Mexico (MEX)

3 p.m.: Cameroon (CMR) vs. Chile (CHI)

Monday, June 19

11 a.m.: Australia (AUS) vs. Germany (GER)

Wednesday, June 21

11 a.m.: Portugal (POR) vs. Russia (RUS)

3 p.m.: Mexico (MEX) vs. New Zealand (NZL)

Saturday, June 24

11 a.m.: Mexico (MEX) vs. Russia (RUS)

11 a.m.: New Zealand (NZL) vs. Portugal (POR)

Sunday, June 25

11 a.m.: Germany (GER) vs. Cameroon (CMR)

11 a.m.: Chile (CHI) vs. Australia (AUS)

Saturday, June 24

11 a.m.: Mexico (MEX) vs. Russia (RUS)

11 a.m.: New Zealand (NZL) vs. Portugal (POR)

Wednesday, June 28

3 p.m.: Semifinals: To be determined

Thursday, June 29

3 p.m.: Semifinals: To be determined

Sunday, July 2

8 a.m.: Play-offs for third place: To be determined

3 p.m.: Final: To be determined

2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup:July 7 to July 26

Friday, July 7, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey

7 p.m.: French Guiana (GYF) vs. Canada (CAN)

9 p.m.: Honduras (HON) vs. Costa Rica (CRC)

Saturday, July 8, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee

4:30 p.m.: USA vs. Panama (PAN)

7 p.m.: Martinique (MTQ) vs. Nicaragua (NCA)

Sunday, July 9, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California

7 p.m.: Curaçao (CUW) vs. Jamaica (JAM)

9 p.m.: Mexico (MEX) vs. El Salvador (SLV)

Tuesday, July 11, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas

7:30 p.m.: Costa Rica (CRC) vs. Canada (CAN)

10 p.m.: Honduras (HON) vs. French Guiana (GYF)

Wednesday, July 12, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida

6:30 p.m.: Panama (PAN) vs. Nicaragua (NCA)

8:30 p.m.: USA vs. Martinique (MTQ)

Thursday, July 13, at Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado

8 p.m.: El Salvador (SLV) vs. Curaçao (CUW)

10 p.m.: Mexico (MEX) vs. Jamaica (JAM)

Friday, July 14, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas

7:30 p.m.: Costa Rica (CRC) vs. French Guiana (GYF)

10 p.m.: Canada (CAN) vs. Honduras (HON)

Saturday, July 15, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

4:30 p.m.: Panama (PAN) vs. Martinique (MTQ)

7 p.m.: Nicaragua (NCA) vs. USA

Sunday, July 16, at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas

6 p.m.: Jamaica (JAM) vs. El Salvador (SLV)

8 p.m.: Curaçao (CUW) vs. Mexico (MEX)

Wednesday, July 19, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia

6 p.m.: Gold Cup Quarterfinals: To be determined

8 p.m.: Gold Cup Quarterfinals: To be determined

Thursday, July 20, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

7:30 p.m.: Gold Cup Quarterfinals: To be determined

10 p.m.: Gold Cup Quarterfinals: To be determined

Friday, July 22, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

9:30 p.m.: Gold Cup Semifinals: To be determined

Saturday, July 23, at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California

8:30 p.m.: Gold Cup Semifinals: To be determined

Wednesday, July 26 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California

9:30 p.m.: Gold Cup Final: To be determined

As always, keep up with our sports schedule here. We play all soccer and rugby games no matter what time of day! Our pub’s Irish atmosphere, extensive drink list and homemade meals shine most while a rowdy crowd is getting into a good game of soccer. Come experience it for yourself!

Kildare’s in West Chester is a destination: an authentic Irish pub that has something for everyone. We’re a place to bring the family for weekend brunch; cheer your favorite soccer (or American football) team; enjoy next-level fare at a business lunch, dinner with friends or special event; spend happy hour (questionable dance moves and all); and, of course, imbibe great beer, whiskey and other adult libations. Join us and find out why we’re not your average Irish pub.

Jay Breslin

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