The final round of group play in the World Cup wraps up later today, setting the stage for the 16 nations left standing to play winner-take-all elimination matches in hopes of capturing soccer’s greatest prize. The United States will not get that chance this year. They were eliminated with a 2-1 loss to Ghana yesterday.
The conventional wisdom is that Americans won’t lose much sleep over that result. But as Mitch Wertlieb found out as he made his way through a crowd of some 60 people at the Euro Gourmet Market and Cafe in Burlington, the passion for soccer was palpable.