Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
The Twitter Reaction to USA's Loss
NBCSports.com, July 2nd, 2014 12:23PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  belgium, men's national team, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

The Twittersphere erupted during the USA’s 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday, as athletes, politicians and celebrities of every kind took to the social media site to salute the USA’s brave effort. NBC Sports rounded up the tweets. Some highlights:

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees: “Unbelievable game. I’m so proud to be an American! Our guys battled. Thanks #TeamUSA for such a great run.” Actor and pop singer Justin Timberlake: “HEART BREAKER. Proud of how our guys battled at the end. Tim Howard…WOW. #BeastMode #USMNT”

Indeed, Howard’s record-breaking performance (16 saves) inspired many a tweet—even Belgium captain Vincent Kompany was moved to salute the USA goalkeeper: “Two words…TIM HOWARD #Respect #BelUSA”

USA also had a surprise fan in Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney: “Have to admit I’m a USA fan today.”

And finally, US President Barack Obama expressed its pride, too: Very proud of @USSoccer. We’ll win it all sooner than the world thinks. #BelieveIt –bo”

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Mourinho Questions Man City's Transfer Policy     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho suggested that rival Manchester City is not adhering to UEFA's Financial Fair ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
Ronaldo: Cristiano Junior Prefers Messi     
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who on Monday was named the 2014 Ballon D'Or winner, revealed ...
Debuchy to Miss Three Months     
Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger on Wednesday revealed that right back Mathieu Debuchy is set to miss ...
Spurs Fights Back to Win Third-Round Replay     
Tottenham on Wednesday fought back from two goals down to beat Burnley, 4-2, in an FA ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives