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Bar Business Booming During World Cup

Businesses opened early to allow fans to watch Team USA

USA victory live shot

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara Brew Company opened at 11 a.m. to allow fans early access to the World Cup soccer match between USA and Ghana.

Fans donned red, white and blue hats, shirts, scarves and stickers during the game.

Bartender John Downey said the patriotism is bringing in more business than usual. Downey said it's better than the Super Bowl.  Fans said they plan to watch the games in sports bars all month and they hope to keep cheering the United States on.

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