Arlington Soccer Pub Breaks Capacity for World Cup - Again

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    A self-proclaimed soccer pub drew a capacity-plus crowd for Wednesday's U.S.-Algeria soccer game, as well as scrutiny from the authorities.

    Summer's in the Court House section of Arlington, Va., has a capacity of 300, and the bar and restaurant quickly reached that. The line was already forming a half-hour before the doors opened at 7:30 a.m., and by the 10 a.m. kickoff, there wasn't a seat to be had.

    Four years ago, Summer's was fined $5,000 for breaking capacity during the World Cup, and it was being watched Wednesday.

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    Many soccer fans -- too many, in fact -- watched the U.S. soccer team at Summer's Wednesday.

    The fire marshal declared the pub over capacity and ordered not one more person could enter before 25 left.

    Left out was a fan named Josh, who picked a bad time to run to the ATM. He was told he'd be let back in, but the fire marshal's visit left him staring in from outside, a tab still open at the bar.

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    Soccer fans packed bars this morning to watch Team USA take on Algeria.


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