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World Cup as National Pastime?

Photo by T. Julian Pertkiewicz

Photo by T. Julian Pertkiewicz

America once again flirted with the notion of having two sports it can call “football,” as FIFA World Cup fans packed restaurants, bars, sidewalks, and even the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge. Seen here on June 22 at The Ainsworth (122 W. 26th St.), Sandy Huang holds an American flag and leads the crowd in a cheer. The U.S. men’s national team match against Portugal ended in a 2-2 tie.

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