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Local fans cheer on the US in World Cup opener

For the first time in eight years the United States men’s national team plays in soccer’s biggest showcase.
American Outlaws member Becca Keyes, 30, of Tampa, cheers right before the United States men's national team faces Wales during a World Cup watch party at Riveters Tampa on Monday.
American Outlaws member Becca Keyes, 30, of Tampa, cheers right before the United States men's national team faces Wales during a World Cup watch party at Riveters Tampa on Monday. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]
Published Nov. 21|Updated Nov. 21

The United States and Wales tied at a goal apiece as they played their opening game of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Tampa chapter of the American Outlaws, the official fan group of the U.S. men’s national team, took to Riveters Tampa to watch the game live. This is the first time in eight years that the Americans are playing in a World Cup. The United States faces Group B rival England on Friday at 2 p.m.

Members of the American Outlaws and others watch the United States take on Wales during a World Cup watch party at Riveters Tampa.
Members of the American Outlaws and others watch the United States take on Wales during a World Cup watch party at Riveters Tampa. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]
From left, American Outlaws members Andy Gustafson, Nicholas Russell and David Briceno cheer ahead of the Americans taking to the pitch.
From left, American Outlaws members Andy Gustafson, Nicholas Russell and David Briceno cheer ahead of the Americans taking to the pitch. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]
Samantha Landis, 41, of Tampa, celebrates as the United States scores against Wales during a World Cup watch party at Riveters Tampa.
Samantha Landis, 41, of Tampa, celebrates as the United States scores against Wales during a World Cup watch party at Riveters Tampa. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]
Members of the American Outlaws and others watch the United States play against Wales during a World Cup watch party in Tampa.
Members of the American Outlaws and others watch the United States play against Wales during a World Cup watch party in Tampa. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]
Juan Ruiz, 45, of Riverview, cheers just prior to the U.S. men’s national team game against Wales during the World Cup.
Juan Ruiz, 45, of Riverview, cheers just prior to the U.S. men’s national team game against Wales during the World Cup. [ ANGELICA EDWARDS | Times ]
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