10971 N Military Trl
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States, 33410
EURO 2020 kicks off this week (in 2021) and we have a local story to follow. Timo Hämäläinen has been a fixture in South Florida soccer community for the past 40 years. Timo played professionally in Finland and after moving to South Florida was one of the core players for top Palm Beach amateur teams over the next several decades. Meanwhile, Timo’s son Niko was a constant presence on the sideline and excelled in the local youth soccer academy circuit and continuing on to develop his skills at professional level at MLS and European pro leagues. His last few years have been spent at QPR of the British Championships. He was also invited to try out for both US and Finnish National teams. He elected to join the Finnish side. Now Finland will make its debut in the EURO 2020 next Saturday, June 12, 2021. Niko is in the squad. We will have a watch party for the Finland vs Denmark match at Paddy Mac’s Irish pub in Palm Beach Gardens. The pub is located in the Publix shopping center on on the north west corner of PGA Boulevard and Military Trail. I hope to see you all the next Saturday at noon for the kick off to the match. Paddy Mac’s is opening the restaurant at noon instead of the customary 3pm to accommodate us. Therefore, please let me know if you plan on attending, so I can have a rough idea of the number of people we can expect. Go Finland!!