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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​
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Photograph: Kristine KuczoraTens of thousands of soccer fans fill Soldier Field to watch the US battle for survival against Belgium in the World Cup.​

Team USA soccer fans take over Soldier Field

Don't worry, there are only four more years until the next World Cup

By Zach Long
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Did you see a few thousand teenagers clad in red, white and blue wandering around the Loop yesterday? No, you didn't miss the city's most patriotic EDM festival—those kids were headed to Solider Field for the U.S. Soccer Federation's final World Cup viewing party. The face off against Belgium may not have ended well for team USA, but almost 30,000 fans (and Mayor Rahm) packed the stadium to cheer on the squad—especially goal keeper extraordinaire Tim Howard.

It was another tense match, ending in a 2-1 win for Belgium in extra time, but the packed confines of Soldier Field were a visual reminder of how much our nation has warmed up to fútbol. We were on the scene to capture all of the excitement (and disappointment) at the gigantic World Cup gathering.

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