Scene in Edmonds: World Cup fever strikes

The crowd at the Churchkey Pub watch intently as the second half action unfolds on multiple big screen TV's.  By the second half many had traded in their coffee for adult beverages.

The crowd at the Churchkey Pub watch intently as the second half action unfolds on multiple big screen TV’s. By the second half many had traded in their coffee for adult beverages.

Thursday’s World Cup soccer match between Germany and the U.S. drew enthusiastic crowds to downtown Edmonds watering holes to share the excitement with fellow fans. My Edmonds News visited the Churchkey Pub and Taki-Tiki to record the action. Despite a 1-0 loss to the Germans, the U.S. advanced to the knockout round thanks to Portugal’s 2-1 win over Ghana. The U.S. will play Belgium on Tuesday, July 1.

Sandra Hundacker, Mary Rostad and Dave Huerlein took a break from their jobs at Rick Steve's Europe Through The Back Door to pop across the street and cheer on the USA.

Sandra Hundacker, Mary Rostad and Dave Huerlein took a break from their jobs at Rick Steve’s Europe Through The Back Door to pop across the street and cheer on the USA.

There wasn't a free barstool at the Churchkey as the game ran into its final minutes.

There wasn’t a free barstool at the Churchkey as the game ran into its final minutes.

 How about some multi-tasking!  With laptops logged in to office servers, email, and productivity software, these intrepid souls show that you can indeed balance work and fun. From left, Glenn Bolich, Danielle Tackoor, Elizabeth Craney, Peter Psaltakis, Andy Steves and Eric Moss look up from their work and the onscreen action to smile for the camera.

How about some multi-tasking! With laptops logged in to office servers, email, and productivity software, these intrepid souls show that you can indeed balance work and fun. From left, Glenn Bolich, Danielle Tackoor, Elizabeth Craney, Peter Psaltakis, Andy Steves and Eric Moss look up from their work and the onscreen action to smile for the camera.

The Tiedeman family, former Edmonds residents now living the Phoenix area, dropped in to take in the action at Taki-Tiki. "With temperatures in triple digits at home, we thought it was time to come back to Edmonds for a few weeks," said Jeff Tiedeman (right).   to R, Andrea, Annabella, Ryland, Olivia, and Jeff.

The Tiedeman family, former Edmonds residents now living the Phoenix area, dropped in to take in the action at Taki-Tiki. “With temperatures in triple digits at home, we thought it was time to come back to Edmonds for a few weeks,” said Jeff Tiedeman (right) with, from left, wife Andrea and children Annabella, Ryland and Olivia.

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