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.
Despite the huge crowds that watched the World Cup games at public venues in major cities all over the land, we have not become a soccer-mad country.
Fans lustily cheered, groaned and chanted “I believe,“ joining the chorus sung all over the country. But they didn’t just “believe that we will win.” No, they also believed that soccer has arrived.
Tim Howard did his best to keep the Belgians at bay, deflecting shot after shot. He kept the game scoreless until it went into extra time, but fans were dejected as Team USA went on to lose.
The next move is yours, Joe Six-Pack. This soccer thing ain’t going anywhere, so you might as well accept it.
Don’t have a ticket to Brazil? Lucky for you, New York City bars and restaurants will be filled with fellow fans with World Cup spirit from June 12 to July 13. Whether you’re rooting for Italy, Argentina or the U.S. (or any of the other countries playing for the win) there’s a spot for you to cheer, drink and celebrate.
Millions of soccer fans have been in the heat of World Cup fever lately, and it has turned out to be big business for restaurants and bars in the city.
Alejandro Bedoya is a 27-year-old American player who is currently playing as an attacking midfielder or winger with French club Nantes and as a winger with the United States Men’s National Team.
Germany defeated the United States 1-0 to win Group G ahead of the Americans, who also advanced to the knockout stage of the World Cup despite losing.
With his mouth doing most of the talking thus far, let’s look at the many faces of Jurgen Klinsmann and get to know the USMNT’s head soccer coach a little bit better …
U.S. players have their work cut out for them Thursday. So do fans and the media, who have to make their way to Arena Pernambuco amid downpours and flooded roads.
Ghana has thrown Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng off its World Cup squad for disciplinary reasons, plunging the team into further turmoil ahead of Thursday’s match.
Jermaine Jones is a 32-year-old American that is currently playing for Turkish club team Besiktas and the United States Men’s National Team as a defensive midfielder.
Memo to bosses around the country: Thursday may not be a banner day for productivity. Especially between noon and, say, 2 p.m.
Chris Wondolowski is an American who currently plays as a striker for the San Jose Earthquakes from the MLS and for the United States Men’s National Team.