But fans’ dreams were dashed, as Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne turned a heroic night for U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard into defeat on Tuesday with an extra-time goal and an assist that gave Belgium a 2-1 victory.
Belgium, not the U.S., will now go on to the quarterfinal match against Argentina.
In Brooklyn, a giant screen was set up at the Archway in DUMBO under the Manhattan Bridge. The showings were for all ages, free of charge and open to the public, and hundreds gathered to take advantage of them.
“We’re all rooting for U.S.A. today, so we’re hoping that they’ll win,” one woman said enthusiastically.