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Dynamo players and Houston World Cup fans cheer Team USA to victory

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Alan Perez and Mia Kassas at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Alan Perez and Mia Kassas were in a patriotic mood. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Cheering crowd at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
The bar erupted when Team USA scored the winning goal. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Brandon Brooks, from left, Andrew Driver, Giles Barnes, Michael Chabala and Mark Sherrod at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Giles Barnes, from left, Brandon Brooks, Andrew Driver, Mark Sherrod and Michael Chabala.   Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Zack And Kassie Harris at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Zack and Kassie Harris were in the red, white and blue spirit. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Doug Koenit, from left, Galen Kragas and Christian Filigrana at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Doug Koenit, from left, Galen Kragas and Christian Filigrana. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Alan Villanueva, from left, Monica Flores, Juan Suarez and Kelly Rivas at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Alan Villanueva, from left, Monica Flores, Juan Suarez and Kelly Rivas. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Scott Thiem, left, and Jay Caldwell at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Scott Thiem, left, and Jay Caldwell. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
The crowd at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
The scene. Photo by © Daniel Ortiz
Alan Perez and Mia Kassas at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Cheering crowd at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Brandon Brooks, from left, Andrew Driver, Giles Barnes, Michael Chabala and Mark Sherrod at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Zack And Kassie Harris at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Doug Koenit, from left, Galen Kragas and Christian Filigrana at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Alan Villanueva, from left, Monica Flores, Juan Suarez and Kelly Rivas at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
Scott Thiem, left, and Jay Caldwell at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014
The crowd at the World Cup Watch Party with Dynamo players at Local Pour June 2014

What: Houston Dynamo and Team USA World Cup Watch Party.

Where: Local Pour.

The 411: What's better than watching Team USA defeat Ghana on a giant projector while sipping on Texas craft beer? Having members of the Houston Dynamos cheering right alongside you. Local Pour hosted 275 guests — many were decked in red, white and blue — along with Dynamo teammates for a good time while also contributing to a good cause.

Defender Corey Ashe, forward Giles Barnes, defender Mike Chabala, midfielder Andrew Driver and forward Mark Sherrod posed for photos, signed autographs and most importantly, rooted for their fellow teammate, midfielder Brad Davis, who is playing in Brazil for Team USA.

With a $5 suggested donation at the door and $5 raffle ticket price, the turnout raised a considerable amount of cash for the B.I.G. Cancer Center, one of the Dynamo's charity affiliates. Raffle prizes included an autographed Dynamo team soccer ball, an autographed Dynamo team helmet and a VIP Dynamo experience including a 4-pack of tickets to a 2014 game with pre-game on-field access.

Miss all of the excitement at Local Pour? Don't worry, they caught the crowd's reactions to team USA's winning goals. (See video below.)

Who: Houston Texans offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, Dynamo Charities chairman Anthony Nolte, Dynamo board members Corbett Parker, Leslie Atkinson and Brian Kelly, chef David Cordua and restaurateur Lonnie Schiller. Also on hand to cheer on Team USA were Steve Riley, Mike Allen, Jorge Miranda, Tim Allen, Lauren Leining and Robert Courtney.

Patriotic partygoers also included Zack and Kassie Harris, Scott Thiem, Jay Caldwell, Doug Koenit, Galen Kragas, Christian Filigrana, Alan Villanueva, Monica Flores, Juan Suarez, Kelly Rivas, Alan Perez and Mia Kassas. 

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