US soccer fans gather for big game

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Video report by Mike Watkiss

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 1 at 6:58 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The U.S. has come up short in its advance at the World Cup despite the heroic efforts of goalkeeper Tim Howard, who had 16 saves against powerful Belgium. All the scoring came in extra time.

Upward of 20,000 people, mostly Americans, packed the golden sands of Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro in front of a giant TV screen.

There were similar viewing parties outdoors and in watering holes across the U.S.   

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