As heavy thunderstorms began to roll in over the Oklahoma City metro area on July 16, one group of fans made themselves at home in Skinny Slims Public House in Bricktown. The American Outlaws of Oklahoma City, a chapter of a national organization formed to support the United States mens national soccer team, had arrived early and began drinking immediately. The United States would be taking on Costa Rica in a group stage match up of the Gold Cup, a continental tournament.
As the downpour continued outside outlaws sang their beloved and profanity laced chants as if their voice could be heard in Connecticut. Minutes later, the singing ground to a halt as the weather knocked out the satellite feed from the television.
Without skipping a beat, the eyes of the supporters turned from the television to their phones, as several in the bar found ways to watch a live stream of the game. People crowded around, and the party continued until after the United States sealed a 1-0 victory late in the match.