World Cup fans march from SpeakEZ Lounge to watch party

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- One of the most popular hangouts for Grand Rapids soccer fans is the SpeakEZ Lounge.

For Tuesday's World Cup match between USA and Belgium, those fans made a special march from the bar to Ah-Nab-Awen Park, for a watch party sponsored by WZZM 13.

The bar was packed ahead of the watch party. As the park was opening up for the party, though, many of the bar patrons started moving out.

Many in the crowd were confident in Team USA's chances against Belgium. Chants of "I believe that we will win" were common.

The fans were dressed in all manner of patriotic outfits, carrying flags, and getting excited for the match.

Some said they're confident soccer's popularity in the US is steadily growing. "We have been building this for years," one said.


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