ABOVE: People from all over the Lehigh Valley converge on SteelStacks’ PPL parking lot in South Bethlehem to watch the United States women’s soccer team win the Fédération Internationale de Football Association World Cup July 7. The U.S. team won the game 2–0 defeating The Netherland’s team as local soccer enthusiasts and fans, for the most part, sweltered on the sun-baked pavement in front of a
The iconic ruins of Bethlehem Steel provides the backdrop for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GRAVESPascalle Portena from The Netherlands, wearing the orange T-shirt, is the only Dutch team supporter to be found in the crowd. She is with her Austrian friend Katharina Huber. Portena works as an au pair in Bethlehem; Huber is an au pair in Emmaus.