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N.Y. fans shocked by World Cup

USA disappointment didn't deter fans from cheering on in streets of New York

Updated: July 18, 2011, 10:58 AM ET
By Matt Ehalt | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- As the goal that won Japan the 2011 World Cup hit the back of the net, in the streets of New York City, a crowd of about 400 felt silent.

Just seconds earlier, the crowd that gathered to watch the game in Times Square chanted "USA! USA!" and "Hope!" for goalie Hope Solo, hoping to see her make one more save in the penalty kicks to keep the United State alive.

Once that goal scored, giving Japan its third penalty kick goal in four tries, the once-frenzied crowd just looked ...

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