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Fans were elated when Team USA player Clint Dempsey “belly-bumped” a goal against|Charles Mostoller/Metro18/18 Fans were elated when Team USA player Clint Dempsey “belly-bumped” a goal against|Charles Mostoller/Metro
Miss the chance to cheer on the USA against Portugal Sunday night?
Get your kicks by checking out the above photos from the Fado block party, which shut down Locust Street between 15th and 16th Street and was sponsored by the Philadelphia Union, the Union’s support group Sons of Ben, and the Philadelphia chapter of The American Outlaws, which supports the USA national team.
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Fans chanted U-S-A in a voice heard from blocks away, and you can too as you check out these pictures.
Over 700 people were estimated to have been at the block party and inside Fado, not to mention at the nearby Misconduct Bar and watching from the windows of a nearby parking garage.
With the game ending in a 2-2 tie, the World Cup fever will be even higher when Team USA plays Germany at noon on Thursday, June 26.
For more images of the World Cup fever on Sunday, check out Metro's photos from fans partying before the game even started and the story on how local sporting goods stores sold out of World Cup merch in record time.