If you turned in early on Sunday night, you probably missed the massive flood of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook posts from US national team players as Jurgen Klinsmann's 23 chosen men boarded their flight in Miami headed for São Paulo, Brazil.
Excited like a 10-year-old unable to sleep on Christmas Eve, the USMNT players couldn't help but share with their fans the sheer joy at being headed directly to the 2014 World Cup. Nor could they fight back the ear-to-ear smiles stretching clear across their faces.
Next time I wake up I'll be in Brazil, but this time it won't be a dream. Humbled, blessed, & honored 2 represent the #USA at the World Cup.— Nick Rimando (@NickRimando) June 9, 2014