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Team USA May Be Out Of World Cup, But Soccer Gains New Fans In South Florida

Team USA May Be Out Of World Cup, But Soccer Gains New Fans In South Florida

Team USA is out of the World Cup.

The Belgians were just too much for the American team, after Team USA falls 2-1 in extra time.

The sport of soccer may not be the most popular in the U-S, but many fans like Miami native Clement Quinones is warming up to it thanks to this year's World Cup.

"Let's stick to basketball, let's stick to American Football," he adds, "But it's good, It's like hockey, like 'Miracle' back in 1989 whenever it was, that's a good thing."

Other Miami fans like Chris Sanchelima are more optimistic.

"It gave a new life for American soccer here in South Florida."

Experts didn't even have the American team escaping the Group of Death.

And U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard provided for an amazing spectacle in the Belgian match-up after having 16 saves, the most in any World Cup since 1966.

(Photo: Michael Steele / 2014 Getty Images)

 

(Miami fans gathering in Coral Gables Tuesday afternoon for the Fitz n' Franz block party to watch Team USA v. Belgium)

 

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