Fans Support U.S. Soccer in Charlottesville

By: Ruth Morton Email
By: Ruth Morton Email

June 16, 2014

World Cup fever was palpable in Charlottesville on Monday evening.

People crowded the Shebeen Pub & Braai, indoors and on the outside patio, to watch the U.S. take on Ghana. Fans were excited for the record-setting first U.S. goal.

"Having the record for the first -- the fastest -- goal in the World Cup so far is pretty cool," said Steven Le, describing the U.S. goal scored 31 seconds into the game.

"It definitely puts us in the limelight a little bit," added Nicole Litton.

Some fans were also excited for personal milestones.

"Loved it. We actually just got married last weekend and we are going to the World Cup for our honeymoon and we leave on Sunday so we're super excited," said Amanda Huskin, who is going to the Iran v. Bosnia game with her new husband.

America scored the game winning goal in the 86th minute to defeat Ghana 2-1.

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