Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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So an American Soccer Fan Walks Into a Bar

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and says, "I get excited about soccer. I like how soccer is growing in the United States."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "USA spirit, why else? This is great. This is great."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "I’ve been playing since I was 5."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and notes, "It's so rare to have a bar filled with Americans cheering for soccer"

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and says, "I think a lot of this is reciprocal appreciation of each other."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. He declares the trend "cyclical."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "Brazil is like the Yankees of the World Cup."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "If you took the Real Housewives, the best Real Housewives on all the stations, and you put 'em on one show for a month with eliminations, that's the World Cup!"

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and "[i]t was even more intense in person than it looks in the video."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and says, "I love getting together to party to celebrate us."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and says, "It’s cool to get someone from Europe who says, ‘Oh, you’re doing this well.’ It’s good to get that pat on the back"

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and tells a reporter, "We are a bunch of like-minded people getting together to support the team. We are passionate about something we love — that is the beautiful game and this beautiful country."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "The camaraderie and everyone coming together, it’s just a good time."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and says soccer is "a competition to watch, but at the same time it's fun."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "It's just basically a beautiful game that unites people and really entertains the world, I think."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "I think you're absolutely crazy if you come in here, you leave, and you're still not a soccer fan."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and hugs in front of the television.

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and says, "It’s awesome. You can’t describe the energy level. The comradery, the patriotism."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. "The glass is half-full."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar, "motivated by the Landon Donovan goal videos that showed everyone at watching parties cheering and going nuts."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar because "it’s more fun to be around enthusiastic fans that it is to be at home."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and explains, "I was just trying to find someplace to come out with a lot of people. I got a tip from somebody that this place was trying to tout themselves as a soccer bar."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar. He tells a man with the dictaphone, "I think that's pretty cool, because a lot of times in the US it's not necessarily about what the biggest event is, but it's what the market is willing to pay for in terms of advertising. In the US it shows that if they have to do what their sponsors demand, it shows that their sponsors have done research and that people are watching this."

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and then falls out of the bar.

An American soccer fan walks into a bar and says, "I’m never coming here again."

Image by Matt Hurst