Something beautiful happened online last night: America started to care about a soccer. Putting aside their obsession with ‘handegg’ and Donald Sterling-ball, the U.S. community on Twitter all rooted for Team USA as they valiantly fought against Portugal.
While the end result was a draw, the U.S. fans clearly won out. With costumes including a fan dressing up as former President Teddy Roosevelt.
Others to simply went mad with joy at a goal.
While the fans at the stadium went literally wild, Twitter was also abuzz with America’s new-found interest in the beautiful game and tried to understand it.
— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) June 22, 2014
This is gonna be good …… #FIFA
— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 22, 2014
When the going got tough, and Portugal equalised in the very last few seconds of injury time, however, the mood turned ugly.
#USAvsPOR ends 2-2 and an entire nation is left confused as to how a sport can end in a tie.
— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) June 22, 2014
Brb crying. #USAvsPOR
— Complex (@ComplexMag) June 22, 2014
Some were just confused.
Damn you Ronaldo and your perfect face, hair and body
— Erik Negley (@enegs_5) June 23, 2014
But at least Buzzfeed was on side to console the upset American fans.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) June 23, 2014
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