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Tampa Soccer Fans Keep Cheering Despite Loss

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MacDinton's Pub in Tampa was painted red, white and blue for the USA's World Cup showdown against Germany. America lost 1-0, but will still advance to the next round, leaving fans like Todd Brindle relieved, but not overjoyed.

"I'm happy we're going on to the next round, that's always a good thing," Brindle said. "Not happy with the way we played today. We played sloppy. Horrible touches, bad passing."

In Brazil, heavy rain made it a slippery match but USA fan Beth Bryan was not going to let her team's loss rain on her parade.

"Sad to see that we lost, but all that really matters is advancing," Bryan said. "And we're excited for next week."

Team USA is one of the sixteen teams that will advance. They will play either Algeria or Belgium on Tuesday.