By Chris Kral
For U.S. soccer fans, the defeat was crushing. After a brilliant run in the ‘Group of Death’ and advancing to the Round of 16, the U.S. team was eliminated from the World Cup.
Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.
Here’s 9 things U.S. fans will miss after their World Cup exit:
9. Viewing Parties – Soldier Field in Chicago
Because we love parties. #America
8. Jurgen Being Jurgen
Need I say more?
7. Pitch Invaders
This guy…who pretended to be handicapped to get closer to the pitch.
6. USMNT’s official ‘excuse to miss work’ letter
Legit. This worked for everyone, right?
U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 25, 2014
5. Character fans…Teddy Roosevelt?
A+ for creativity.
4. The hype #IBelieve
One Nation, united by a hashtag…
U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 01, 2014
3. Optimism any time Clint Dempsey had the ball
In Dempsey We Trust.
2. Tim Howard
Here’s a video compilation of Tim Howard’s record 16 saves in the USA-Belgium match::::Drops mic:::
1. Unity of a Nation
Because everyone loves being around people rooting for the same team.
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