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Kirkland residents get World Cup fever

Many fans packed Kirkland area bars to watch the game, which was broadcast from Brazil. Peter Tannheimer and Scott Upton, left, react to the final minutes of the extra time along with other patrons at the Dub-Pub in the Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland.  - TJ Martinell, Kirkland Reporter
Many fans packed Kirkland area bars to watch the game, which was broadcast from Brazil. Peter Tannheimer and Scott Upton, left, react to the final minutes of the extra time along with other patrons at the Dub-Pub in the Totem Lake neighborhood of Kirkland.
— image credit: TJ Martinell, Kirkland Reporter

Kirkland residents took off from work to watch the United States Mens Soccer Team play Belgium on Tuesday during the round of 16 of the World Cup.

Many fans packed Kirkland area bars to watch the game, which was broadcast from Brazil.

Begium held on for a dramatic 2-1 win during the game.

The United States team advanced from pool play with a 1-1-1 record and into the elimination round for one of its best showings in World Cup history.

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