MANAUS, Brazil (CBSNewYork/AP) — They were less than 30 seconds away.
The Americans were about to romp into the round of 16 at the World Cup, about to walk off with their first come-from-behind win at soccer’s showcase. About to advance with a game to spare. About to win consecutive World Cup games for the first time since 1930.
As CBS 2’s Scott Rapoport reported, the excitement in the packed Boi Na Brasa bar in Newark was palpable. Fans wrapped in jerseys and national pride were beyond pumped to watch the play on the pitch, including those who represented Newark’s large Portugese community.
“So exciting. I love Portugal so much. I have Portugese blood,” one fan said.