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Amber Silvani, of Southgate, Mich., holds up a USA banner as United States fans react while watching before the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)

United States fans cheer while watching before the start of the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)

United States fan Joe Trombley, of Farmington, Mich., reacts while watching the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)

United States fan Adam Bylski, of South Lyon, Mich., watches the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)

United States fans Andrea Ebling, left, and Suzanne Buxton, both of Birmingham, Mich., watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)

United States fans watch the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)

United States fan Amber Silvani, of Southgate, Mich.,watches the 2014 World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)

United States fans react while watching a World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium at a public viewing party, in Detroit, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Paul Sancya)
Detroit mad for USA as Yanks face Belgium at Cup
Red-white-blue crowd packs Detroit's Campus Martius to watch US face Belgium at World Cup

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on July 1, 2014 at 6:43 p.m.

DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of soccer-mad and red, white and blue-clad fans have packed Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit to watch the game against Belgium.

The U.S. team took the game into overtime before losing Tuesday to Belgium 2-1 and exiting the World Cup in Brazil.

The game was shown on two oversized screens, but it felt nothing like watching in a living room or man cave

The viewing area is surrounded by food trucks and merchandise tents, and life-size cardboard cutouts of U.S. captain Clint Dempsey were strategically placed for photo ops.

Attendees are wearing red, white and blue-colored shirts, shorts, socks, hats, bandanas. Some have brought flags to wave.

Other have been wearing flags like capes.