MuggleNet Chats with Team USA Ahead of the Muggle Quidditch World Cup!
The Muggle quidditch World Cup has finally arrived! The climactic tournament is taking place this weekend, and as teams begin to descend on the host city of Florence, Italy, members of Team USA discussed their hopes for the tournament, how the team has prepared for the event, and where they see the sport headed to in the future.
MuggleNet chatted with Jayke Archibald and Kaci Erwin of Team USA. Archibald currently competes for QC Boston as a Chaser, while Erwin plays as a Chaser for Texas Cavalry. Both hold the distinction of having cocaptained their respective teams, as well as held the mantle of coach at competitions.
Both Archibald and Erwin were selected for the squad for the 2016 World Cup, where Team USA lost to Australia in a nail-biting final, but Erwin was injured right before the tournament was about to start and therefore was unable to compete.
The World Cup may officially start on June 30, but quidditch fever has already hit Italy. In an exhibition match between the defending champions and the host nation, Australia beat Italy comfortably 120*–30 at Piazza Santa Croce.
Want to know where to cheer on your favorite team? You can watch live streams of matches from throughout the weekend here. For more information and updates about the tournament check out the Cup’s Facebook page.