No surprise, but the Twitterverse was on fire last between the hours of 7 and 9pm ET. And it wasn't because Obama and Romney were about to talk foreign policy.
Nope, the topic at hand was a domestic affair. Presenting (some of) the best tweets from the USMNT's Hex-clinching win over Guatemala in KC, starting with a guy who just can't seem to get there this year:
Can't believe that logistics and the Olympics have conspired to keep me away from Livestrong so far this season. Looks ready for lift off.— Arlo White (@arlowhite) October 16, 2012
LSP did indeed look incredible once again, and once the US settled in, we actually had some great TV. The Worldwide Leader got in on the fun...
Clint Dempsey, everyone! He gives the #USMNT a 2-1 lead.— ESPN (@espn) October 16, 2012
Dempsey's first strike of the night put plenty of American fans at ease, so much so that it prompted Shawn Francis to break out an old classic with his boy EJ...
When the final whistle blew, it was reaction time. Heath Pearce speculated on what the Hex might hold:
Quality win for the Stars and Stripes tonight. Final qualifying round will be epicccccccc #soccerteas— Heath Pearce (@HeathGPearce) October 17, 2012
Fulfilling their duties as gracious hosts, the (Sporting) Kansas City contingent weighed in postgame:
And of course, you can't not end with this. Deuce, meet Deuce.