United States Loses To Germany But Advances In The World Cup

It was still breakfast time Thursday when the unnamed World Cup fan from suburban New York gulped down a cold beer at Jack Demsey’s Pub in midtown Manhattan, New York.

“I actually got out of work with a concussion,” he said.

For many early risers on the day the United States soccer squad faced mighty Germany in the globe’s biggest sporting spectacle, the breakfast of champions included pints of stout, ale and cider, fireball shot specials and spicy chicken wings.

For 90-some minutes starting at noon Thursday, most of America seemed to stop. Germany won 1-0, but both teams still advanced to the next round.

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Clint Dempsey - Photo by Erik Drost