The United States national team may not have won Thursday's game against Germany, but they certainly captured the attention of the American public while advancing as the runner-up in the Group of Death.
Here's a small sampling of some of the wild social media contributions on Thursday afternoon.
RIHANNA HATES AMERICA: Here's something we learned from the match — it's time to dump those Rihanna CDs.
Booooooooo! “@rihanna: Germany come onnn!!!”— Shawn Francis (@TheOffsideRules) June 26, 2014
REF DESERVED A YELLOW CARD: If a player did this to an opponent, it would've been a card. Jermaine Jones was making a run onto a 29th minute Fabian Johnson cross when Uzbek ref Ravshan Irmatov gave him a shoulder check.
Best tackle of tournament ref takes out JJones— jason wormser (@worm_66) June 26, 2014
If Jermaine Jones cannot run over an Uzbek referee who weights 145 pounds, America should be very concerned.— Ray Ratto (@RattoCSN) June 26, 2014
WHO BROKE THE INTERNET? While the US-Portugal game set ESPN ratings records on Sunday, Thursday's game established new patterns on a different kind of media, with so many people following from their workplaces.
Note: #USAvsGER 1st half peaked at +1.4 mil streaming on WatchESPN, a record. Investigating some limited issues due to unprecedented demand.— bill hofheimer (@bhofheimer_espn) June 26, 2014
MONEY TALKS: The game also seemed to have a major impact on the financial markets.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Duh.