July 1, 2014
The U.S. loss in the knockout round to Belgium made for a tough night for World Cup fans.
Fans packed into McGrady's Irish Pub in Charlottesville to watch the game on Tuesday. They wore plenty of red, white, and blue and had plenty of enthusiasm.
While U.S.A. Lost in the round of 16, local fans say they are looking forward to 2018 for men
"The reaction is very upsetting, but I think we played our hearts out and I truly believe we did the best that we could," said Justin Anderson as he stood with fiancee Camille Richie after the game. "Our defense struggled a little bit, but we had that last goal that let us hang onto some hope, you know, and now we have 2018 to look forward to."
Anderson also is look forward to 2016 for the U.S. women.
"We're looking towards the Women's World Cup in two years," said Anderson.
"Victory!" added Richie.
"Yes! Our women are strong and they're awesome but we're proud of our men. They played great and we had a fantastic time at McGradys," said Anderson.
With the win, Belgium moves ahead to the Round of Eight this weekend.