Soccer fans gathered to watch Team USA take on Portugal

The match was played in Brazil, but that didn't stop soccer fans from checking out the game on a massive screen at the park.
In soccer you get three options: win, lose, or draw.

For the U.S. men's soccer team Sunday night at the World Cup, it looked like they were going to get a win. That is, until Portugal came roaring back, bringing the came to a 2-2 draw.

Fans gathered at a huge watch party at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary to watch the action on a huge 38 x 20 foot screen.

Sarah Weygandt was covered head to toe with red, white and blue.

"I believe that we will win!" she said. "I believe that we will win!"

Others had mohawks, balloons and U.S. flags, all waiting for that U.S. goal and bearing through the near misses.

"Just the amount of people that came out to watch, the fact that it is free, free parking, you can't ask for a better place to watch the game," said Nick Pavano.

Among the fans was someone who actually played in a World Cup.

"Long time ago, 1986," said Colin Clark, who is now the head coach for the Carolina Railhawks. He even scored a goal back then.

"I wouldn't say it is the greatest goal I ever scored, but it was a goal in the World Cup and something I'm proud of," he said.

Now he's a spectator of the World Cup, and proud to share his team's field with so many fans to celebrate the sport he says has exploded here over the past 10 to 15 years.

"It's great that it's happening here in Cary," he said. "I think it's very special. It shows the continued growth of this game."

No matter what the numbers, you couldn't ask for a more lively group of fans.

Next game for the U.S. will be Germany on Thursday.

No word yet if you can watch it again at WakeMed Soccer Park, which was free.


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