Fans fill the Cheerful Bullpen at SW 17th and Taylor
PORTLAND — Diehard soccer fans began to line-up outside their favorite gathering spots well before the doors opened to get the best seat in the house to watch the United States take on Germany in the World Cup.
The Germans struck first with a goal in the 57th minute to take a one-nil lead. After four minutes of stoppage time, the score remained. While it ended in a loss for the Americans, they still advance to the round of sixteen on aggregate goals after Portugal defeated Ghana, 2-1.
For many, it meant taking the day off work or playing hooky.
The U.S. advances to play the winner of Pool H next Tuesday at 10:00am our time. They’ll meet either Russia, Algeria, Belgium or Korea Republic.