Mayor declares ‘DaMarcus Beasley Day’


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  In honor of the Fort Wayne native who played at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Mayor Tom Henry declared Friday “DaMarcus Beasley Day” in the City of Fort Wayne. Not only did DaMarcus play in the 2014 World Cup, but he has also played in three other World Cups.

DaMarcus is the first American to play in four World Cups and the third person to be on four World Cup rosters. The mayor said DaMarcus ranks among career leaders in all-time appearances, goals, and assists as part of the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team.

The mayor also recognized DaMarcus for representing our country with dignity and professionalism as an elite athlete, and for helping young people in the City of Fort Wayne learn soccer skills and the importance of good sportsmanship.

DaMarcus is also hosting a soccer camp at The Plex North. He is giving away signed World Cup cleats at the soccer camp.

Signed shoes by DaMarcus Beasley that were worn at the World Cup.
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