More than 150 soccer fans dressed in red, white and blue were chanting throughout the Rumbleseat bar, "I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!"
"It's about being American, you know? I mean, everyone here probably took a day off work to watch US soccer play," Jason Williams, American Outlaws Western Mass Chapter President said.
He's right. Some fans covered their faces and gave only nicknames when speaking to CBS3 because they took the day off.
They used doctor's notes provided by the American Outlaws, a fan club with chapters across the country. The notes urged bosses to be a good leader and take the day off as well.
The notes prescribed just one cure to the diagnosis of "being American" - Attend a viewing party for the U.S. men's national team.
"We've had games, where, we have a small chapter right now, about 50 members, we've had games where we only have 20 people here, but the last two games we've had 150-plus bringing soccer, putting soccer back on the map, I mean," Williams said.
Fans both old and young, from near and from far, watched from the viewing party in Chicopee.
The U.S. lost to Germany, but will advance to the knockout round as the number two team in Group G.
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