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- Posted on Jun 11th 2010 12:40PM by Pat Pemberton
The song will begin playing on Radio Weezer today, just over 24 hours before the U.S. and England square off for the first time in the World Cup since 1950. You can expect Weezer to perform the song Saturday, if they're no too distracted.
"They are actually playing the game on a big screen at the festival," Cuomo told MLSSoccer.com. "So if you can believe it, I'll be sitting in front of that big screen with all the other concertgoers, watching the game."
'Represent' isn't the first song Cuomo has written about the US team. In 2006, he wrote 'My Day Is Coming.' Penned after the US team lost in the first round, it was more of a somber tune.
"I tried to write an anthem, but it came out to be almost despairing rather than triumphant," he told NPR's Terry Gross.
As he explains in a video for 'Lover in the Snow,' Cuomo began kicking soccer balls soon after he learned to walk. But he wasn't able to pursue the sport more because one of his legs was longer than the other. After painful surgery to correct the leg as an adult, he frequently plays in amateur leagues in Boston and California. Soccer frequently comes up in Weezer videos, and the band has been known to sport soccer uniforms in its promotional photos.
Check out Radio Weezer here.