World Cup Fever Spreads in Connecticut

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    NEWSLETTERS

    World Cup fever continues to spread as team USA advances, as evidenced by the many fans who took the day off from work for a noon game against Germany. (Published Thursday, Jun 26, 2014)

    Team U.S.A is moving on to the next round of the World Cup and the excitement was palpable in Hartford as fans gathered to watch the match.

    A group arrived Damon’s Tavern in Hartford around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, well before the game started at noon.

    Covered in red, white and blue, they chanted and cheered for the home team. 

    When it was over, Germany defeated the U.S., 1-0, but the U.S. moves on to the "Group of Death."

    The team will play again at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1 when the U.S. takes on the winner of Group H.

    Whether the U.S,. won or not, fans are loyal to Team USA and are enjoying the World Cup excitement.

    "It's a great feeling to be with other soccer fans -- part of something bigger," said  Michael Lawlor, of the American Outlaws Hartford Chapter.

    Chapters of the organization nationwide are supporting the Team USA as a unified group of supporters.