World Cup viewing parties show growth of soccer's popularity in Indiana

CARMEL, Ind. - Although the USA soccer team got a tie this weekend, the World Cup is finding a win in Indiana with soccer’s growing popularity.

In soccer, some ties feel good, but others feel terrible. It was one of those bad ties this weekend for USA soccer in the World Cup, but the team is still set up well to make it to the round of 16.

Plenty of people across central Indiana got together for watch parties as the U.S. team took on Portugal in the second match of group play on Sunday.

A win would have solidified the U.S. into the next round, but this match ended in a tie, with Portugal scoring in the last minute of stoppage time.

It was a swing of emotions for fans as the buzz grows among Hoosiers watching the World Cup.

Hundreds turned out for a viewing party in the Carmel Arts and Design district.

The Indy Eleven also hosted parties across Indianapolis. Check out their schedule for the next match by heading to the Indy Eleven website.

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