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Soccer fans pack L.A. venue to cheer on U.S. against Portugal
Soccer fans pack L.A. venue to cheer on U.S. against Portugal

Waving U.S. flags and wearing team jerseys, hundreds of soccer fans packed into a downtown Los Angeles warehouse Sunday to watch the U.S. national team face off against Portugal in a pivotal World Cup match in Manaus, Brazil. "The victory would be strong," said James Umgelter, 47, who came to the festivities draped in a "Betsy Ross" U.S. flag. "I hope we play better than we did against Ghana." The L.A. Galaxy soccer club sponsored the televised viewing party at the Lot 613 facility in the Arts District. Organizers said about 700 people bought tickets for the event, which was one of several hosted by Major League Soccer clubs across the country. "I...

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