Fans Pack D.C. Bars For Second U.S. World Cup Match | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Fans Pack D.C. Bars For Second U.S. World Cup Match

Play associated audio

By Jonathan Wilson

The Lucky Bar on Connecticut Avenue has been a gathering place for D.C. soccer fans for more than a decade. Earlier today a capacity crowd of well over 200 people squeezed in to watch.

Two unanswered goals by the underdog Slovenian squad left most U.S. fans a bit deflated. But in the second half the U.S. got its groove back, scoring two stunning goals to tie, and even scoring the go-ahead third goal before having it disallowed because of a controversial foul call.

Philip Berrill, born in the UK, but now an American citizen, says though the U.S. deserved the win, it'll be a while before he actually feels bad for U.S. soccer fans.

"They've got to suffer for years before they win anything; this is my 13th World Cup, and we have suffered," he says.

The Lucky Bar's owner, Paul Lusty, says he'll be rooting for the U.S. and England to advance--for business reasons. He says U.S. and English fans are the best beer drinkers.

NPR

In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!)

For iPad users who are nostalgic for the clickety-clack of keystrokes and "ding!" of the carriage return, Hanks has created Hanx Writer, an app that simulates using a typewriter.
NPR

New U.S. Rules Protect Giant Bluefin Tuna

To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
WAMU 88.5

Jury Deliberating 14 Counts In McDonnell Trial

As of Tuesday afternoon, there is no word yet from the seven men and five women who are deliberating 14 separate counts against the McDonnells.
NPR

The Troubling Implications Of The Celebrity Photo Leak

To learn more about the recent celebrity photo hack, Melissa Block speaks with Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. They discuss how the photos might have been obtained.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.