With Team USA’s success advancing to the second round, World Cup fever spread across America. To accommodate employees who wanted to watch the game without leaving work, many San Francisco companies hosted private viewings of USA-Belgium World Cup round of 16 matches on Tuesday afternoon.
(Left to right) Andrew Hubbs, Dane Hurtubise, and Greg Smith watch the USA vs. Belgium game on their computers during lunch at Pivotal Lab offices South of Market in San Francisco.
Pivotal showed the games on two large screens in the common break space and attracted a large crowd.
But not everyone was watching the games, and talk about work continued for some.
Others employees checked their work emails, only glancing up when there was a groan or cheer from the gathered crowd.
One fan, Tejash Unudukt cheered after a good play by the USA in the first half.
However, the USA ended up just short, dashing any sort of celebration.