Victory despite defeat: Portland cheers on the U.S. Soccer team

Victory despite defeat: Portland cheers on the U.S. Soccer team »Play Video

The U.S. Men's National Team took on Germany Thursday in their World Cup match and, despite losing, advanced onto the next round of play thanks to help from Portugal who defeated Ghana.

Thousands of Portlanders packed bars, glued to televisions bright and early to cheer. KATU braved the bar crowds at 9 a.m. to meet the new era of soccer super fans. They were loud and proud at 442 Soccer Bar and Mad Greek Deli. Click “play” to watch the full report.