SANTA BARBARA - Lose and advance!
The United States fell to Germany 1-0 Thursday morning. Despite the loss the U.S. had enough points within the "Group of Death" to advance to the round of 16.
Bars and restaurants around Santa Barbara were packed by 9 a.m. The early game-time didn't deter many from possibly skipping out on work and showing their American pride. Flags, jerseys and hats were on display as fans went through a roller coaster of emotion.
Team USA plays again Tuesday afternoon against Belgium and the local World Cup mania is expected to continue.