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Soccer supporters pack crowded bar for U.S. opener

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Hundreds of believers - all decked out with their red, white, and blue were in attendance. (Source: WECT) Hundreds of believers - all decked out with their red, white, and blue were in attendance. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Americans are often criticized for not supporting their soccer team but that was definitely not the case for a group of "American Outlaws" at a Wilmington bar Monday night.

As the United States Men's National Soccer Team was getting set to take on Ghana in the 2014 World Cup, crowds at Courts and Sports Bar on Darlington Avenue were already fired up.

"I believe that we will win, I believe that we will win, I believe that we will win," the crowd chanted.

Hundreds of believers - all decked out with their red, white, and blue were in attendance. Some said they even left work early to be a part of the party.

A massive wave of cheering almost blew the roof off the building when Clint Dempsey scored the U.S.'s opening goal in the first 32 seconds of the game.

Supporters continued their enthusiasm throughout the game. The United States ultimately won the match 2-1.

The United States will face Portugal in their next match on Sunday.

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