HOUSTON - It takes a lot of belief to root for the United States when it comes to soccer, a country where the men's team has never won a World Cup and is not known for producing soccer superstars.
But somehow on Sunday, in a place called "Lucky's," fans were feeling just that.
"I believe that we can win, I believe that we can win, I believe that we can win," was a phrase that echoed through the air at Lucky's Pub in Houston Sunday night, as Team USA took on Portugal in the World Cup Championship.
"I think the USA has a good chance to beat Portugal, several of their key players are injured," said one man, smiling ear to ear.
"It's USA all the way," said another man, with an American flag draped over his shoulders.
When Team USA scored early in the second half to tie the game at 1-1, the crowd seemed to literally levitate off the ground. Beer was flying everywhere and the sound was deafening.
When the Americans took the lead at 2-1, the standing room only crowd went crazy and chanted "USA, USA, USA"
But just when the game seemed like it would end with Team USA victorious, Portugal scored a last minute goal to tie the game.
A hush fell over the huge Houston crowd at Lucky's. The good news is it's not over, America is still the World Cup.
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