The Eugene Emeralds took the field Thursday night with some pooches from the Greenhill Humane Society for the "Dog Days of Summer", the 5th annual night devoted to helping find homes for dogs from the Eugene-based shelter.
TrackTown USA is making it easy for fans, officials, volunteers, coaches, athletes and media to get to historic Hayward Field and other destinations around town during the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon 2014.
The United States advanced to the knockout round of the World Cup despite a 1-0 loss to Germany on Thursday.
The math by which the World Cup determines which teams advance out of the initial groups of 4 favored the Americans, who beat Ghana and tied Portugal before falling to the Germans.
"Ten years ago you wouldn't have thought this was possible, that we could be here at 9 in the morning with breakfast beers watching the US in a World Cup game with this many people," soccer fan John Jarboe said as he watched the game at Oakshire Brewing.
Just as fan interest has spiked - Thursday's game lost the U.S. an estimated $390 million in worker prooductivity - so have sales of soccer goods.
One win, one draw, one exiting team! The USA Men's soccer team is set to take the field against Germany on Thursday at 9 a.m. for their third World Cup match. Local fans are fired up for the game, and our photojournalist caught up with a few to hear why they cheer on Team USA.