Burlington, VT – The US Men’s Soccer Team played its first World Cup match in 8 years Monday, and fans gathered at RiRa in downtown Burlington for a viewing party hosted by Fox 44 and Budweiser.

Fans packed the pub for the 2 p.m., kickoff, including Plankey Brothers.

“I had to be here, had to be here,” said Jacob Plankey. “My brothers and I grew up playing soccer with my Dad and gotta be here for Game one for the boys.”

Team USA led most of the match before Wales’ Gareth Bale converted a penalty kick and the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Team USA will play England Friday at 1 p.m. A second Fox 44/Budweiser viewing party is scheduled for Buffalo Wild Wings on Shelburne Road.