Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach, Galaxy host world class, World Cup soccer party

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Soccer fans as far as the eye can see, from Hennessey's rooftop patio. Photo by Kevin Cody

Soccer fans as far as the eye can see, from Hennessey’s rooftop patio. Photo by Kevin Cody

For the second time this month, sports fans filled Pier Plaza in downtown Hermosa Beach for a traditionally, non beach sport. Two weeks ago fans descended on Pier Plaza to cheer the Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings as they paraded down The Strand.

Soccer fans Lauryn De La Torre, Shayda Ansari, Lindsay BGeedee, and Paige Conway.

Soccer fans Lauryn De La Torre, Shayda Ansari, Lindsay BGeedee, and Paige Conway.

Thursday morning, an estmated 4,000 fans wearing red, white and blue turned out for the World Cup Soccer match featuring the U.S and Germany.

Randy Dizon of Long Beach stands on his head for the USA team.

Randy Dizon of Long Beach stands on his head for the USA team.

The Los Angeles Galaxy sponsored a jumbo screen at the pierhead for the outdoor viewers, while neighboring restaurants and bars opened early for their soccer fan.

Soccer competes with surfing for the attention of customers in Silvio's Brazilian BBQ.

Soccer trumps surfing and volleyball, at least for a day at Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ.

Though the U.S. lost 1-0, Portugal’s victory over Ghana enables the U.S. to advance to the round of 16. ER

Hermosa Beach Police Captain Tom Thompson and Fire Chief David Lantzer advise two German tourists that unlike Munich during Octoberfest, drinking in public is not allowed in Hermosa Beach.

Hermosa Beach Police Captain Tom Thompson and Fire Chief David Lantzer advise two German tourists that unlike Munich during Octoberfest, drinking in public is not allowed in Hermosa Beach.