Vancouver awash in US fans ahead of WWC final

Jul 5, 2015 5:20 PM by Ross Field

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Vancouver is awash in the stars and stripes.

American fans filled the streets of Vancouver on Sunday ahead of the Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States.

A large number of those fans came from the Pacific Northwest, with easy access from the soccer hotbeds of Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Sounders, Timbers, Seattle Reign and Portland Thorns jerseys were scattered among the crowd of American jerseys with the names "Wambach," ''Leroux" and "Morgan" across the back.

But not all were locals. One family riding the train Sunday morning decided to have a family reunion in Vancouver for the final. One part of the family was from Virginia, the other from California. They bought their tickets for the final at halftime of the U.S. semifinal match against Germany when the game was still tied 0-0 in the hopes the U.S. would prevail.

They turned out to be right.

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