Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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
American Press Full of Hope Despite Exit
ESPN FC, July 2nd, 2014 12:25PM

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


Newspapers and other media outlets in America were full of hope for the future and praise for Tim Howard’s record-breaking goalkeeping display in the USA’s 2-1 loss to Belgium in overtime on Tuesday. "America's got talent: [Jurgen] Klinsmann's youngsters provide hope for USMNT" read the front page of USA Today, while the LA Times lead with "It's over for U.S. at World Cup, but America hopes it's just the start." In the article, the Times claimed: "For the past two weeks, for the first time ever ... soccer showed its power to unite this country of different colors and cultures like no other sport."

The New York Times followed a similar theme, declaring in its headline that “Soccer is the Winner” in the USA’s riveting overtime defeat. "Television ratings in the United States blasted through ceilings, surpassing those of the N.B.A. finals or the World Series,” the article said. “Watch parties popped up in places far more varied than just craft breweries in Brooklyn, with fans gathering everywhere from Hermosa Beach in California to a library in Birmingham, Ala., to the Tulsa Drillers' minor league baseball stadium in Oklahoma. A gathering at Grant Park in Chicago was moved to Soldier Field to accommodate a crowd reported to have exceeded 25,000."

Meanwhile, Belgian daily La Libre was left catching its breath: "The Devils are in the quarterfinals, and will play Argentina not without having scared themselves. What a crazy game! The Red Devils managed to climb into the World Cup quarterfinals but not without having made a whole country tremble," the paper wrote.

Read the original story...

No comments yet.

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



Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
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 ...
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 ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives