We’re there.

Heh.

 

  • daPenguin

    if you like your soccer score you can keep your soccer score

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      “My health care plan won’t raise your soccer score by one goal…Period!”

  • Richard J Sunkle

    I’m watching good old American baseball played by a whole bunch of Venezuelans in Detroit.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      So a Third World affair all ways ’round, huh?

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        Sad thing is it doesn’t have to be. Retire Chavez and privatize the oil companies…..

    • John Smith

      That’s what I call a yawner.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

    Well, inevitable I suppose, not to be a downer. Incredible we got as far as we did. Now if only America will take to cricket! Soccer critics always say it isn’t a high enough scoring game for American tastes, well, in cricket a batsman can score SIX RUNS with ONE HIT! How’s THAT for running up a score?!? (Cricket scores are usually in the HUNDREDS, btw.)

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      I fail to grasp why America should care about a sport less than 10% care about, unless we’re winning unexpectedly…

      so “the world” loves soccer…….. yawn…

      The “world” also loves sleazy Spanish soap operas,.. Japanese hentai cartoons,.. and really authoritarian governments…

      doesn’t mean we have to love them too…… the arrogance of some Americans demanding the rest of us suddeny love a sport just because other nations love it….. is like so high school….

      oh you MUST wear this designer jacket… I know it’s ugly… but EVERYBODY ELSE IS WEARING IT,… duh…

      tell ya what… when the world embraces the NFL,… we’ll talk.

      Know why they won’t?….. because how tall is the average third world athlete?… most nations don’t produce enough 6’6″ 245lb. Players to compete….. ever seen a farmboy sized Mexican or Thai athlete?… they aren’t physically sized to compete against north American players..

      • Jay Stevens

        “oh you MUST wear this designer jacket… I know it’s ugly… but EVERYBODY ELSE IS WEARING IT,… duh…”

        I am flashing on the Nehru jacket craze from the mid-’60’s.

        And yes, I realize that the Marine Dress Blue uniform resembles the Nehru jacket, but the roots of it predate the Nehru jacket by about 200 years.

        • Sig Ruman

          Nehru, a very under rated look. And you can play soccer in it.

    • CVN65

      You’re speaking of a game that nobody actually understands. A game that can last for six days. A game that has no rules and a gazillion rules that seem to appear, disappear and change at the whims of the players and officials. This is a game that an Indian friend once tried to explain to me; after I asked a few questions he was completely perplexed and seemed to have no answers. And he grew up playing the game and had a cousin on the national team. It will never be a major sport in the USA.

      • Jay Stevens

        ” This is a game that an Indian friend once tried to explain to me; after
        I asked a few questions he was completely perplexed and seemed to have no answers.”

        Are you talking about soccer or cricket?

    • AnneG

      Yeah, but it takes 200 years to learn the rules!

      • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

        Still easier to learn than hockey!

  • TooOldToBeCool

    Next AP headline: U.S. IS ELIMINATED FROM THE 2014 WORLD CUP, OBAMA BLAMES BUSH

    • Morgan

      More like a Twitchy headline …

      • sambar2

        Right, because the MSM has an aversion to printing reality.

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Yeah, it’s not like Obama ever blamed Bush for anything before, right?

      • John Smith

        Idiot.

    • http://www.jabootu.com/acolytes/bnotes/ Apostic

      If they’d won: “You didn’t win that.”

    • Jay Stevens

      And Harry Reid blames the Koch brothers.

  • mrspinky85

    I guess that makes Obama’s, we don’t “settle” comment look bad. O_o

  • sambar2

    My reaction was to be very angry, then despondent, then cry, then smoke (I’m not a smoker).

    The way you know you’re truly a soccer fan is to continue to watch every minute of this tournament. Go Germany and Costa Rica!

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Yay Germany. Today Costa Rica, tomorrow — ZE VORLD!!!!

      • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

        WAS IST LOS

        • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

          Ich nicht verstehe.

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      Go Germany go Netherlands. France you can go and… well you know.

      • sambar2

        Netherlands dives too much. But I will take great pleasure in watching France get eliminated. :)

        • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

          I live for watching France having their behinds handed out to them.

          • Bobby Hutchison

            Hopefully, but they have looked really tough so far

          • bluewaternavy

            A new spectator sport: watching France get clobbered!

  • MrApple

    I still don’t care.

    • John Smith

      No body gives a flying rat’s @ss about what YOU care about.

      • MrApple

        I think you secretly have a crush on me and aren’t sure how to express your bromantic feelings.

  • Juan Pablo

    Bush’s fault

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Obama put the whammy on it with his hustle tweet.
    #ObamaHatesSoccer

    • Kawfy

      everything he touches turns to sh!t

      • Corey Dennison

        The anti-Midas touch.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          It really is amazing how that works!

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Or even mentions.

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Great. when does football start again?
    How bout them Cowboys?

    • Arkuy The Great

      How ’bout them. Just like The Washington Team the Dallas Team needs to change its name from that offensive moniker.

      • CVN65

        How about the “Beef Transporters”? Or how about “The Football Team Owned By The World’s Largest Douchenozzle”? I hope their plane crashes. Now, how ’bout them Iggles?

  • Independentview

    This has been a special once every four years broadcast.
    We now return to sports that are not boring and require skills beyond a 7 year old.

  • Arkuy The Great

    My response: “Well that sucks!”

  • Bob Beachcomber ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    Oh my, if I cared how the US did anymore, I wouldn’t burn my toast.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmSIOoy6MlE&app=desktop Booker

    Well, we tried. Our boys played well. See ya in Russia!
    Hopefully, Vlad will be gone.

  • Jim DeAcutis

    I believe more Americans play Ice Hockey than either baseball or soccer so who cares?~

    • CVN65

      I doubt that seriously. You are, of course, free to believe whatever you wish to believe but I doubt the facts will support your assertion.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      Ice hockey? You mean soccer on Ice? I don’t know anyone outside of NY or michigan that follows ice soccer.

  • lonestar

    At least I won’t have to feel guilty cheering for Argentina in the next game against Belgium. Would have been tough if it was Argentina vs. US.

    • ElbethL

      I’m gonna cheer for Belgium. If we have to go down, I want it to be to the winners.

      • lonestar

        Well me and Ginobili will be cheering for Messi.

  • Cat Mom of 8

    Whew! Three years and 11 months before I have to pretend to care again.

  • Tigerspike

    “Let’s hope the US someday wins the World Cup…” I’m pretty sure we won back in 1999, or does the women’s team not count?

    • sambar2

      Our women dominate because little girls here are encouraged to play sports. Ironic when you consider we’re supposed to be the most racist, sexist country in the world.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      In soccer any team is a woman’s team.

  • Perso Nasplit

    did someone blame @scotusblog for them losing?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Well it’s not like anyone needs a reason to blame anyone else about anything. I can’t believe I used 3 “anys” in that sentence.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Oh well back to the soap opera currently in progress

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      That isn’t fair or equal.

      What about a participation ribbon?

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    During the game I was texting my friend – the Belgians know we can invade them in less than a day, right?

    • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

      I say that to annoying Canadians on occasion…

      you know you’re not a state or four, only because we didn’t feel like it whenever you pissed us off, right?..

      the NY police department has more men in uniform than your entire Army.. so remember, polite matters…..

  • sambar2

    Because I’m a one percenter around here with my fanatical soccer views, I thought I’d make a post my conservative/libertarian homies can get behind.

    Every four years I have to put up with ignorant people from other countries saying crap like, “Wait, the USA actually has a soccer team??” All I can say is, they better be thanking their lucky stars that the best athletes in our country gravitate towards football, baseball, hockey, basketball, etc. instead of soccer. Because the day that changes will be the day they struggle to ever win against us again.

    /rant

    • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

      I’m with you. Klinsmann is a genius. I cannot say this often enough.

      Fortunately for me I know enough other soccer fanatics what Americans and what various Europeans so I don’t ever feel lonely in this.

      Oh and I bought the WC soccer ball!

      • Corey Dennison

        Klinsmann is the man. He deserves the lion’s share of the credit, I think.

    • Corey Dennison

      ….Because the day that changes will be the day they struggle to ever win against us again

      More right than anyone knows. It’s probably the 4th or 5th most popular sport in the country and we still made it to the knockout stage–hell we were about 10 seconds from actually winning our group. That’s gotta sting a lot of other countries. hehehehehe

    • Markward

      Oh yeah. I can imagine the shock and horror if only some of the Players in the NBA would move into soccer.

  • AT

    Well, at least we’ll get our participation trophy.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “You don’t get a participation trophy.”
      “But–”
      “You don’t.”
      “But–”
      “For the last time, President Obama, you don’t get a participation trophy. Now stop calling us!”

    • John Smith

      There is no such thing in soccer. Get your facts straight.

      • AT

        But… our feelings. Our self-esteem. :(

        • kmicanakreku

          Its only in america where people dont keep score in soccer matches and where they teach kids that their feelings are more important then winning.

  • TomJB

    I’m with you Sam. I enjoy the wc too but not normal leagues because it just isn’t the same quality. I really want us to win though so maybe the rest if the world will finally shut the f up. At least we lasted longer than England Mexico Spain and Portugal

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Obama will be pivoting to this for the next week or so.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    It’s Bushes fault, or the Eeeeeeevil Jooos.
    /sarc

    • CountMahdrof

      Racism, pure and simple. Every USA player is a secret racist.

  • LegalizeShemp

    How about people who’s self image and national pride hinge on the results of a soccer match? The worst spectator sport in the world except for curling is the barometer for assessing your self worth.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Curling is OK, for one over. Trouble is, it’s ten overs. Just watch the last one.

      • Corey Dennison

        Seems like it would be a good beer sport.

        But then again, for me golf is a good beer-drinking sport…

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          By the tenth, no one would be keeping score anyway.

    • Nan231

      How about people who’s self image hinges on the race of the President? Politics and who wins an election is the barometer for assessing your self worth. Why would you expect any different for a sport?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Rethink Curling, at least Women’s Curling. Good looking women, bent over, sweeping with a broom and screaming, “HARD!”

      I could watch it every day.

      • http://www.glornt.com Alfredo ✓ᵂᵒᵐᵇᵃᵗ ᴷᶦⁿᵍ

        Yup. Leave curling alone, Shemp!

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Self worth? Let’s see… Forbes top-three “World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams” for 2013:
      #1 Real Madrid (soccer) $3.3 Billion
      #2 Manchester United (soccer) $3.2 Billion
      #3 Barcelona (soccer) $2.6 Billion
      http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45edmjk/3-barcelona/

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Proud of the USA team!

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    Witness the above, for it the DUMBEST thing ever to appear on the interweb,

    and soccer still SUCKS

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Given that this thread has *NOTHING* to do with Coulter, it looks like your ability to navigate a website is as good as your logic; that is to say, non-existant.

  • conservative2012

    You did good USA Proud of you always

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    There’s like 325 million people in the US. If ten percent of them like a sport, that’s 32-and-a-half million people. Large-enough market for anyone to try to tap, seeing as it’s more people than live in many countries where futbol is the main if not only major sport. But that’s about the level the US will play on in the World Cup– same as one of those smaller nations. Fine enough. It’s JUST a GAME, people!

    And by the way, all you NHL fans– how many black folks in L.A. or anywhere else (or for that matter, Latinos) could really give a $#!t about your sport, but would still come downtown for the victory parade, like in L.A? All you soccer-knockers, think like the minorities in the Stanley Cup winning town and just have a little fun with it. Life’s too short and there’s plenty more stuff to worry about than hating on men who play a little children’s sport.

    • CountMahdrof

      But I couldn’t find a single “fan” who could tell me when MLS games began after the WC break.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Oh, that Keith Uberdork gambit, eh?

        Well, you know what some of those bandwagon jumpers would say, right? “Oh well, the domestic league product isn’t all that good– the best players go to Europe anyway. It’s Triple-A at best…” because they’ve heard that song-and-dance before. You won’t trip them up. The compulsively-with-it crowd always have SOME excuse as to why they don’t know $#!t from beans about the full extent of whatever bright shiny object is their newest distraction.

      • Guest

        MLS is like, AA baseball to real fans. They pay no attention to it.

  • Corey Dennison

    I look at it this way: the US finished in the top 16 and it’s not even our top sport, as it is in the rest of the world. Must suck for the rest of those countries that live and breathe the sport and we’re still better at it than they!

    (insert evil laugh here)

    To paraphrase Carlin: Soccer can never be a true sport here, because podunk little countries are world powers in it…

    For the record, I’m very proud of our team–they did a great job, and they’ve come a very long way. Jürgen Klinsmann deserves a ton of credit for elevating our team’s level on the competitive world stage.

    Now…only a couple of short months until College football starts, and only a few weeks after that until the NFL!

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      College football, where half of all teams go to bowl games (seems like it anyway) and they have that silly overtime rule (*cough* “same as a shootout essentially” *cough*). Where there are more seats in the stadium than people who live in the county, but it’s all to raise money to pay for the non-revenue sports (yeah, tell me another one). Where boosters and alumni live and die over whether Charlie Gutstop signs his letter of intent to come to the school, so he can get about three credits per semester and drop out after his eligibility is run, still barely able to string a sentence together.

      That’s a TRUE American sport, though. Some people’s sense of what constitutes a true American sport, hence more inherently better thereby than some other game played primarily by, oh, I dunno, people in countries all over the place, fascinates me in its mystifying logic.

      • bitter clinger

        Your rants tire me sometimes

      • Corey Dennison

        Well, that’s a pretty cynical view–and let’s face it, it’s not like soccer doesn’t have it’s own major problems: match fixing, Oscar-winning flops, ridiculous time-keeping and clock manipulation (via some of the same Oscar-winning flops and injury-faking), mind-boggling tie-breaking rules, and on and on and on.

        And guess what: for all the problems you list above (both real and imagined) and the problems I list in my post: I like BOTH sports.

        I’m on your side–I’ve followed soccer since I was stationed in the Netherlands in the mid-90’s (during the height of Ajax Amsterdam’s power), and I follow the EPL.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Of course all sports have their own versions of gamesmanship and all sports have curious rules as to how to conduct the game. For example, I don’t understand why in the No Fun League, a FG cannot win an OT game on an opening drive, but a TD can; “Americans” apparently don’t like points scored by using feet, like somehow it’s “wrong” or something.

          Enjoy college grid– I’m not saying not to. I myself give about as much of a good damn about it as many here apparently give about soccer. And I’ve lived in Miami and in Los Angeles, and heard and seen all the ballyhoo for “the U” and the Trojans, and it still leaves me cold. Did I keep abreast of when they were scheduled to play FSU and UCLA/Notre Dame, respectively? From a “what’s going to be on other people’s minds at the water cooler” perspective, sure I did. It was important to them, and let them find their bliss, I say.

          From a dual soccer-college grid fan, let me ask you– have you ever wanted to see a NCAA football Champion’s League? Think they would ever do it? Or would some schools claim “It would water down the Conference structure!” Take the best team of 2014, and have them compete for the National Championship– of 2015, in their own competition (in addition to the regular sked). But that would make a shambles of the bowl structure too, right? Can’t have that!

          Sorry if it sounds like cynicism. It’s meant to sound a wake-up about blindly accepting a system that makes little sense, in the micro-world of sports, an attitude which in the macro sense is no vice.

  • frugalscott

    When the team gets back and goes to Olive Garden for their end of the season party where they all get their trophies for participating, can we all go?

    • CountMahdrof

      Oh no. Will there be a Rose Garden hoopla now?

  • Zach Smith

    Someone made a website that’s only purpose is to trash Ann Coulter? That’s just sad.

  • frozeninbemidji

    This is how soccer fans feel tonight. Warning bad language

    http://youtu.be/oPrQoowkc0I

  • des111168

    “It’s OK, US team, you did you best”

    Did your best? Need I remind you what Sean Connery says about doing your “best”?

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Sean Connery’s team was watching the game on TV like everybody else. 😉

  • Pelosi Schmelosi

    I find it so sad that it takes a team playing a sport that isn’t even popular in a tournament held every 4 years to bring our once-proud Nation together.
    We are rudderless and adrift, devoid of the type of leadership required to rally a Nation.

  • Nahalban

    Oh yeah I was gonna care about that really I was but you know I had to take a nap.

  • http://chitiktikchiti3a.blogspot.com/ ChiTikTik ChiTiaa

    Being in love with a man who does not miss any football game, is not as easy as it seems!

    Check this funny story!

    http://chitiktikchiti3a.blogspot.com/2014/07/my-boyfriend-and-world-cup.html

  • bitter clinger

    Do you believe in miracles?

  • Mark81150 Never/Trump/Hillary

    Well…. one more website I’ll never click on… Ann can be brutally funny, I don’t always agree,… but to drag a Coulter hateon in here, is just crass…

    You do not have to be Ann Coulter to find soccer a pissant sport.. or have issues with ILLEGAL immigration.Legal.. you won’t find people having problems with…

    it’s that whole jumping the border than demanding free stuff that pisses people off.

  • immanuelgoldstein

    What is the World Cup? Some kind of drinking game?

    • Super Marsupial

      2 girls & a world cup!

  • GulfPundit

    It was an honor to just not care about it.

  • CountMahdrof

    Summoned all the training from acting classes and tried very hard to shed a tear. Failed.

  • CountMahdrof

    I don’t know, Pete. Seems like the hatred of Obama has been explained by Coulter many, many times. To libocrites it’s all just racism, of course.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    I’m as devestated as U was when the U.S. didn’t win the championship ping pong tournament or the time the American team lost at tiddly-winks.

    ~sarc

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Coulter is a satirist. Never trust a satirist?

  • Katie Carroll

    did someone play a soccer game???

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Don’t they still get a trophy for participating? I thought everyone was supposed to get a trophy?! WTF?! This ain’t no fair!

    • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

      I think what’s missing is a proper soccer riot. Aren’t we suppose to overturn and burn something?

      • Rogue Cheddar

        I tried to instigate a flash mob to flip over some Teslas and Chevy Volts, but nobody really gives a sh!t.

        • spaceycakes

          well, to be fair, I’m as excited that they lost as I would be if they won…

          • Rogue Cheddar

            I almost cared too much to give a sh!t, so I restrained myself and didn’t give one.

  • Super Marsupial

    World Cup? Where’s the 2 girls?

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      Oh! No! Boo! Shame on you! No!

  • socalcon

    And from the Iron Sheik?

  • A-Train

    don’t worry; after we become a 3rd world nation we’ll love soccer and start caring… nothing else to do at that point and football pads are too expensive.

  • http://www.algoreisabidfatidiot.com/ “Rev Jim Jones”

    It was quiet an intense scene at our favorite Italian restaurant yesterday as the cooks, servers and patrons were riveted to the corner TV as the play time melted away. And I couldn’t help but to be swept away in the excitement as we finally got our server’s attention.

  • spaceycakes

    I’m very happy they got this far so that I could not care a little longer.

  • dark angel

    Sucks, but that’s just the way the ball bounces sometimes.

  • Diane Stephan

    The God and Godzilla tweets were hilarious.

  • Al Baniya

    Since virtues and moral standards are key pillars upon which liberty rests, attacks upon them undermine the civilized culture they support.