In today's soccer game against Germany, it seemed like everybody was feeling particularly patriotic. Despite the rain, Germany put up an intense fight but couldn't get past USA goalie, Tim Howard, at the end of the first half.
Earlier in the day, Tim Howard sent out a tweet that prompted everyone else in the US to also bear their testimony of the US team proving that while America may not care all that much about soccer, we still love to win.
Let's get real. Anytime an American athlete uses the phrase #LetsDoThis he or she captures America's imagination and suddenly every American, no matter where they are in the world, feels like they're making history that will be turned into a Hollywood blockbuster and make us want to jump out of our seats singing "God Bless the U.S.A." at the top of our lungs.
I believe in Tim Howard. #USAvsGER— Ben Parr (@benparr) June 26, 2014
Updated picture of Tim Howard pic.twitter.com/oMdxaaaJ6i— World Cup 2014 (@FifaWorIdCup_14) June 26, 2014
Things got dismal during the 2nd half when Germany finally snuck one past Howard.
Meanwhile, in another arena, Ghana and Portugal were tied 1-1 putting everybody on the edge of their seats.
Ghana just scored to make it 1-1. Time for mild panic. If Ghana goes ahead 2-1 and US loses 1-0, we're out. http://t.co/HS25xZ2HVw— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 26, 2014
Germany scores. Ghana scores. We’re still fine, but now I want to get my revenge vs. Germany. #USAvsGER— Ben Parr (@benparr) June 26, 2014
When Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Ghana, America rejoiced!
This is the greatest day in US-Portugal relations since the 1995 Agreement on Cooperation and Defense (ACD) #USMNT— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) June 26, 2014
Prediction: USA tourism to Portugal rises by 23% in 2014. #USAvsGER— Ben Parr (@benparr) June 26, 2014
Okay, so I'm rooting for Portugal AND USA? Man this is confusing. C'mon team! #USAvsGermany— Roger Cheng (@RogerWCheng) June 26, 2014
In the last few minute of the game, the hashtag that Tim Howard started hours earlier went from #IBelieveWeWillWin to #IBelieveWeWillAdvance.
I believe I believe that we I believe that we advanced I believe that we advanced from the Group of Death #USMNT— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) June 26, 2014
USA USA I LOVE MY COUNTRY!🇺🇸 #IBELIEVETHATWEWILLADVANCE— 2⃣0⃣jewels1⃣6⃣ (@JulVazquez11) June 26, 2014
After a couple of bad calls (in America's opinion) and two near goals, the US ended up losing to Germany 1-0 but still managed to advance (with a lot of help from Portugal).
We are STAYING in Brazil! #IBelieveThatWeWillAdvance— Lee Lubarsky (@leelubarsky) June 26, 2014
It's been a great day for soccer fans in the USA.
Tim Howard, beacon of hope to over-35 guys everywhere.— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) June 26, 2014
And at the end of the day, we owe Tim Howard one epic slow cap.
Is there an open congressional seat to which we can elect Tim Howard?— Elahe Izadi (@ElaheIzadi) June 26, 2014
Top 3 most American Tims. 3. Tim Duncan 2. Tim Howard 1. Tim Riggins— Rob Zastryzny (@RobZastryzny_8) June 26, 2014
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