Americans Finally Getting Into Soccer...er...Football?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mark Schwarzer of Australia is beaten by a shot from Herculez Gomez of the USA during the International Friendly between the Australian Socceroos and the USA. (Getty Images/Getty)

Its time for the U.S. soccer team to take the field again. Riding high off their (lucky, by all accounts) tie with England last week, they now enter their match against Slovenia as favorites and a real shot to make it to the Round of 16. 

So the excitement is high for soccer fans around the country. Our own Femi Oke reports live with some die hard boosters as they prepare for today's morning match at Nevada Smith's bar in New York City. Jack Keane, director of football for the bar, has World Cup-proofed the place for the masses expected for the 10:00 a.m. match. 

Below: Video about how Nevada Smith's soccer-proofed the bar and photos of fans outside the bar this morning

Femi Oke/ The Takeaway
6:30 am outside Nevada Smiths Bar, New York. US fans ready to watch World Cup
Femi Oke/ The Takeaway
6:30 am outside Nevada Smiths Bar, New York. US fans ready to watch World Cup
Femi Oke/ The Takeaway
6:30 am outside Nevada Smiths Bar, New York. US fans ready to watch World Cup

Produced by:

Alex Goldmark

Contributors:

Femi Oke

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