The Minnesotans take part in the World Cup. > Minnesota

Friends Trey Farrow, Josh Johnson and Ronnie Johnson donned US scarves and gathered around a table with food and drinks at Brit’s Pub on Monday as the United States and Wales prepared for the World Cup.

Farrow is a big fan of the US national team, having followed the team closely throughout qualifying. On the second day of the World Championships, he joined a packed crowd at the downtown Minneapolis bar.

“It feels good,” Farrow said, admitting he was a little nervous.

The three said they believe the United States will advance to the knockout stages. (The United States drew 1-1 with Wales on Monday.) No relative of Josh Johnson, Ronnie Johnson doesn’t follow football as much as his friends but loves the spirit of the World Cup and its ability to unite people.