The Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony is just two days away, but soccer fans in San Diego turned out in full force Wednesday to cheer on the first sport to compete.
The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team took on the New Zealand team at 3 p.m., winning 2-0, and some die-hard fans were at O’Briens Pub in Kearny Mesa hours beforehand.
A local chapter of the American Outlaws, a national organization of about 600 soccer fans, showed up to watch the game, as they do for all US men’s and women’s games.
As they watched the game, they cheered and chanted: "We love. We love. We love you. And where you go, we'll follow. We'll follow. We'll follow."
Group members told NBC 7 on Wednesday that momentum will continue to grow as the US team advances.
Elsewhere, soccer fans can watch all Olympic games at The Lot in La Jolla, which will broadcast all USA games on its big screen TV, as well as Shakespeare Pub and Princess Pub.