Cheering Local Fans Couldn't Help USA Beat Belgium


All over Watertown, people packed bars and restaurants to show support for their favorite team.

People were determined to cheer on the USA in the World Cup contest against Belgium. Marc Lamothe even left work early to watch the game at First Round.

When asked if his bosses knew where he was, he said "not at the moment."

People also packed the bars at Maggie's on the River. The last and only time USA won a round of 16 match was in 2002 and fans were hopeful history would repeat itself.

"If we could just like settle down and just relax, we could probably get one in," Anthony Bell said.

"I think we have a little American spirit here and I think we can pull it together," Jeremy Lawlor said.

After a 0-0 tie, the game went into extra time, but USA fans didn't give up hope that their team would come out on top.

While at times they were disappointed, fans did their best to stay positive.

In the end, Belgium defeated USA 2-1.

"We should have won," Patrick McBride said. "We had plenty of opportunities and didn't score."

People say the score won't stop them from being fans.

"America all the way," James Smith said.

A losing score, but a winning spirit.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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