U.S. fans go through the emotional experience of Belgium 2, USA 1 at Redondo Beach's watch party in Veterans Park.
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By The SI Staff
July 01, 2014

Each of the U.S. men's national team's World Cup games spawned watch parties across the country, with tens of thousands showing up every where from Boston to Kansas City, from Detroit to Dallas, from Chicago to LA and countless other cities and bars to cheer on Jurgen Klinsmann's side. 

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As it turns out, Tuesday's parties were the last ones, with the U.S. being eliminated by Belgium 2-1 in extra time. Both the U.S. and its captivated fans went out with a bang, though. In Chicago, for example, fan demand was so high that Grant Park was deemed too small, and the Chicago Bears' Soldier Field opened its gates for fans to watch on the same ground where the USA captured the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Here's a mere sampling of the sights and sounds from around a galvanized country:

KANSAS CITY

CHICAGO

DETROIT

LONG BEACH

BOSTON

DALLAS

INDIANAPOLIS

ORLANDO

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