Photos: Reaction Shots of U.S. and Belgium Fans Watching Today’s Match

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Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja; Konstantin Sergeyev

The Americans' run at the World Cup is over, thanks to a 2-1 loss to Belgium. The United States' elimination is a bummer for die-hards and bandwagon fans alike. But for fans of the Belgian team, today's game was a classic one: Despite an awesome performance by U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard, they saw their team score twice to advance to the quarterfinals, where Argentina awaits. Daily Intelligencer sent photographers to DUMBO (where U.S. fans watched under the Manhattan Bridge) and to BXL Zoute (where Belgium fans gathered for the match). See the agony and the ecstasy from those spots below.

Fans during the U.S. national anthem:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

The reaction after Belgium failed to convert scoring chances in the first half:

Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja

Fans of both countries were in a good mood at halftime, with the score 0-0:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja

The reactions after Tim Howard made crucial saves in the second half:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja
Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

The scenes after the U.S. missed a scoring opportunity during stoppage time in the second half:

Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja
Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

Fans after Belgium scored to make it 1-0 in extra time ...

Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja
Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

... and after they scored again to make it 2-0.

Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja
Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja

Down 2-0, it was time for U.S. fans to pray:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

Even on the verge of elimination, American supporters still believed:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

The scenes after the U.S. scored to make it 2-1:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja

The reactions after the Americans missed a great chance to tie the score late in extra time:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev

Belgium fans celebrate their victory:

Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja
Photo: Alyssa Tanchajja

U.S. fans were bummed as their team was eliminated:

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev
Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev