World Cup hopes run dry for U.S. fans

(First photo) Waiehu’s Kalani Kahalekulu hangs his head Tuesday afternoon at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center after the U.S. soccer team’s World Cup hopes were dashed by Belgium in Brazil. Flag-waving Kahalekulu watched the game at the MACC, which offered viewing for free on both a big screen inside the Castle Theater and on a television set up in the Founders Courtyard. Kahalekulu said he traveled to South Africa for the World Cup in 2010 and endured a 2-1 U.S. loss to Ghana in extra time. The score was the same, 2-1, Tuesday, also in extra time in Brazil. For more on the match, see Sports.

(Second photo) Andrew Makua wears he United States colors on his chest Tuesday while watching the game alongside island sportscaster Kanoa Leahey.

(Third photo) Soccer fans watch the World Cup in style Tuesday on the big screen inside the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater.