As USA faced off against Ghana to begin its journey in the FIFA World Cup, people across the Lowcountry felt the match was about revenge.
"For the last two World Cups, so 4 years ago and 8 years ago, Ghana were the team that knocked us out," said Charleston Battery President Andrew Ball. "So it's a different stage of the tournament. It's group stage. Obviously it's very important for us to get off to a win, get a positive result. You don't want to lose the first game because then you're under a bit of pressure."
Ball says other countries come to halting stops to support their team in the tournament.
To him, Charleston soccer enthusiasts are no different.
"We're a soccer town. You know we've had professional soccer here since 1993 and I've noticed the last 4, or 8 or 16 years, 12 years, it's been tremendous," said Ball.
USA is in group G, otherwise known as "the group of death."
Each team will play every team in their group. The top two teams advance. Portugal, Germany and Ghana join the US in group G.