Monday, June 23, 2014

BW Video: USA vs. Portugal in World Cup Thriller

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Soccer jerseys—preferably with some red, white and blue—were the uniform of the day June 22 as Boise pubs and restaurants were packed to the beer-soaked gills by fans watching Team USA take on Portugal in the latest World Cup thriller.

USA came back from being down 1-0 at halftime to score two goals, from team captain Clint Dempsey and Jermaine Jones.

And the scene at Downtown Boise's Ha' Penny Irish Pub and Grill was divine madness.

Take a look at Boise Weekly's video visit to Ha' Penny to catch the fans' pre-match predictions (one or two of them weren't half-bad), their halftime hopes and how the place went bonkers when USA took the lead. The ending? Well, if you don't know by now, the match ended in a 2-2 tie, but the USA's hopes of advancing are very much alive.

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