Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The US Men's National Team lost yesterday to Belgium, 2-1. It was an amazing match, incredibly well played and hard fought, clean and true with few penalties and a whole lot of class.
We lost, but we lost to possibly the best team going, and we lost a close match that saw many chances not realized for us and a mindblowing performance by our goalkeeper, one of the best, Tim Fucking Howard (there is no longer any other way to say his name).
I am heartbroken after that loss, when victory seemed so possible and even sometimes likely.
I am also so proud of the way our players and our coach and our fans acquitted themselves. Soccer has become a serious sport, and lots of people are paying attention.
Great job, Yanks.