- WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61
- Tom Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
- 2015 Big 12 Wooly Bully
- Astros move up Taylor Swift concert for possible playoff run
- No Spieth Slam: Jordan Comes Up Short at Open
- Steve Patterson: Keep the Change?
- Longhorn Taylor Funk Wins 109th Southern Amateur
- Steve Patterson Under Pressure
- Mason Crosby "Kicks It" Back at Home
- Oh, Deere! Spieth Wins Another John Deere Classic
- That's a Rap: Texas Exes Dish on Daje
- Spieth Shoots Career Best 61 to Lead John Deere
- Winners Crowned at UA/Jordan Spieth Championship
- Jordan Spieth Wins U.S. Open
- Longhorns Lend a Hand in Wimberly
- Spieth Stands 18 Holes from U.S. Open Title
- UT Austin announces independent review of basketball academics
- Diamond Departures for Longhorns
- World Cup Company at UT
- Massive Surf Park Coming To Austin In 2016
- Texas Season Ends with 8-1 Loss to DBU
- Oregon State's Eckert Has Texas Ties
- Texas Wins Big 12 Baseball Title
- Texas to Play for Big 12 Baseball Title
- A Dom-inant Lacrosse Presence
- Shaka Smart 1 on 1: Part II
- Shaka Smart 1 on 1: Part 1
- Josh Hamilton Returns to Round Rock
- Pfast Pflugerville Pfamily
- NFL Finds Patriots Employees Probably Deflated Balls
- Cowboys Catch Free-Falling Gregory
- Malcom Brown Drafted by Patriots
- Texas Swept by TCU
- Isaiah Taylor to Return for Junior Season at Texas
- Austin in Play for MLS Expansion
- Express Host 5th Annual Bark in the Park
- Spring Separation? Swoopes Still Longhorns Starter
- ESPN Reporter Suspended Over Rant Caught On Video
- Coaching Connection: Shyatt Has History with Barnes and Shaka
- Hail Mary Highlights Texas State Spring Game
- Buyouts For Shaka Smart, Rick Barnes Add Up For UT
- Texas Hires Shaka Smart
- Rick Barnes Era Ends at Texas
- Boyer, Harris Turn Heads Again
- Texas is One and Done at NCAA Tournament
- March On: Texas Selected for NCAA Tournament
- Texas Wins on Walk-Off to Start Big 12 Play
- Andy Roddick Foundation Welcomes Tony Dungy
- Buzzer Beater Bounces Longhorns
- Texas House Panel Mulls Open, Campus Carry Proposals
Team USA Fans Fill Austin Bars For World Cup
Updated: Friday, June 27 2014, 02:52 PM CDT
Soccer may be the only sport where a loss can still be a win. Fans watched Team USA lose to Germany, but cheered after learning the US will still advance in the World Cup Tournament. You could feel the excitement at Haymaker in Austin.
An 11 a.m. World Cup game means a lot of people are going to miss work.
"I'm on vacation," said soccer fan, Phil Campbell.
"I timed my vacation in order to watch the World Cup," said soccer fan, Josh Hunt.
U.S. Men's National Team Head Coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, even drafted a note to excuse work absences and it went viral.
"I mean this is definitely probably the busiest we've seen it since we opened," said manager of Haymaker, Evan Shaffer.
Austin bars were ready to accommodate those playing hookie. "We opened at 8 a.m., so it's three hours early," said Shaffer. "We had quite a few people at 7 a.m."
Haymaker reached it's 275 person capacity at kick-off.
"We're growing in size as you can see," said Jake Alexander of the American Outlaws Austin.
American Outlaws are the largest unofficial supporters in the U.S. for the Men's National Team, but they're not all men. "We have at least 30 or 40 women in here who are active members in our chapter," said Alexander.
Female soccer fans continue to be a growing demographic."Obviously the men are fairly attractive and we are very excited when they take their shirts off," said soccer fan, Erin Castro. "No one's going to complain."
The worldwide web can also not be discounted for the increase in soccer supporters. "It's huge, it's volatile and I think that has really contributed to our growth as an organization and as a sport in this country," said Alexander.
According to Facebook, 141 million people posted, commented or liked posts about the World Cup during the first week. Between June 12 and June 18, more people talked about the World Cup on Facebook than this year's Super Bowl, Oscars and Sochi Games combined.
By Deeda Payton