Enthusiastic crowd watches USA World Cup game on Fountain Square
Crowds watch the USA-Portugal World Cup game Sunday on Fountain Square. Wayne Cross/FOX19
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
What was billed as one of the largest world cup parties in the
country was held at Fountain Square Sunday evening.
There was standing room only and plenty of enthusiasm.
of "USA, USA, USA" erupted spontaneously as the American team rallied and the
crowd just exploded as team USA scored.
asked some of the fans why watch they watched the World Cup with a few thousand
of your friends and neighbors.
Taylor is from Australia but said he still roots for the USA.
"I don't know
this is like the heart of where everyone is going to be and the party's going
to be and that's where we're going to smash Portugal and like grind them into a
pulp so that's why I want to be here," he said.
Williams of Hyde Park said "it's important to be a supportive citizen of the
USA soccer team."
Griffin and his wife Kathy said they just came for the ambience.
"This is the
first time we've come down to watch obviously soccer but just to see the
people coming back here to the city is really nice for me," he said.
Griffin said "just the vibe and all the different generations, all different
ages and the people are excited to be in Cincinnati again."
What was impressive the most was the passion people have for
the game and team USA.