Women's World Cup Viewing Party / by Rugile Kaladyte

Yesterday was full of running errands and making phone calls (I've been working on gaining access to do police ride alongs with the Chicago Police Department to explore the role of women in a heavily male dominated filed), and I wasn't sure if I would have time to photograph the viewing party of the Women's World Cup U.S. vs. Germany. However, I set out with my steel bike, a heavy backpack full of equipment, and made the 44mi commute to Lincoln Park, telling myself that even if I completely missed the event, I would at least get in a good workout. 

I arrived with 15 minutes left in the game and am very glad I did. The U.S. advances to the World Cup final for a record fourth time and there will be another viewing party on Sunday in the same location. I now have an idea of what to expect and the environment in which it will be held. I am beyond excited for the game.

U.S. soccer fans watch the Women's World Cup U.S. vs. Germany game at a viewing party on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Chicago's Lincoln Park. After a 2-0 win, the U.S. Women head to the World Cup final for a record fourth time.

U.S. soccer fans watch the Women's World Cup U.S. vs. Germany game at a viewing party on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Chicago's Lincoln Park. After a 2-0 win, the U.S. Women head to the World Cup final for a record fourth time.