I was watching last night myself and I did get caught up in the U.S. fever of excitement! #GOUSA
NATAL, Brazil (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two hours after opening the World Cup, the United States could dream about defeating Portugal and world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Americans’ confidence is soaring from Monday’s 2-1 win over Ghana, the team that knocked them out of the last two World Cups.
“Anything is possible in football,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said.
Trying to reach the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, the Americans went ahead when Clint Dempsey scored 29 seconds in. The night ended with another adrenaline rush on 21-year-old John Brooks’ 86th-minute goal, just four minutes after Andre Ayew had scored for Ghana.
The U.S. gave fans quite a show back home, where World Cup fever seems to finally be catching on.
Some flocked to their local bars. In New Jersey, the Red Bulls hosted a viewing party as a few thousand fans…
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