They travelled from all over the state to gather in Chicago town square. Draped in red, white and blue flags, these US team football fans stared up to watch the big screen in the centre of the square. On the giant TV was a live twitter news feed page which described every minute of the USA vs Belgium world cup game via millions of twitter users tweets.
"It was really tense stuff" said soccer fan Mike Kapowski "they didn't show the actual game but instead the twitter news page and I was nervous as hell waiting for someone to type the word "Goooooooooooooooooooal!" followed by smiley-face emoticons."
"I was buying a drink when finally I heard cheering and I looked over at the screen to see someone called @Sarahlovescupcakes92 had reported that USA had finally scored. I lost my mind - the twitter news feed is even more tense than watching the real game. I have a feeling everyone will be watching it instead of the match in the future"
However the game ended in misery for the fans "When some English guy wrote "The referee has blown the final whistle" I knew right and then that it was all over." said Sally Wazniak