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Thousands Fill Dupont Circle For U.S. Vs. England Match

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By Peter Granitz

Thousands of people are braving 90-degree plus temperatures to watch the U.S. play England in the World Cup in Dupont Circle. It's the first in a half century the two teams have met in the World Cup.

People packing the circle are doing their best to mimic the best of European soccer clubs: chanting, singing, and donning outlandish red, white and blue clothes, in many cases, wearing flags as capes.

And like those infamous European matches, alcohol is flowing. As the National Anthem concluded people shook bottles and sprayed beer into the air and over the crowd.

Jennifer Donald says she's a relatively new soccer fan and wanted to revel in the festivities.

"This is exactly what I expected," she says. "It's awesome."

Sadly though, Donald didn't have much a view of one of the two screens in the park. But not everyone is there to see the game.

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