There was no way we weren’t Ghana win. Looking back, this was by far the best experience I had watching the USA games. USA v Belgium was great because I watched it with friends – from Austin – and also one of the regulars at The Greyhound who’s an Englishman that’s a massive MLS fan. Go figure. LA Galaxy guy that wore a Joe Gjaetens jersey for the games. Fantastic.
Back to the lecture at hand, the we watched the USA/Ghana game at a place here in London called The Old King’s Head. It’s close to London Bridge; what you might consider an old fashioned pub; small; old wooden bar; cask beers; and probably regulars stretching back decades. The newly minted American Outlaws London chapter locked down the pub, and based on the Facebook activity for it, I expected 30 or so people to be there. Welp, as I’m not wont to do especially for USA games, I showed up late (45 mins before kickoff or so) to a packed house of probably 75 folks. Apparently word had gotten out around the local universities, specifically around the study abroad American set, that this was the thing to do that night. It eventually turned in to 100 loud, drunk college kids with a few of us older (30s ) folks sprinkled in. All in all, an amazing experience. My buddy Chris, who’s come along with us to games at Fulham and Manchester United, said it was by far his favorite too and he’s not a massive futbol fan; just a sports dude.