World Cup 2014

World Cup: USMNT vs. Germany as it happened on social media

US players stand for the national anthem in Recife

Photo Credit: 
Gabriel de los Rios

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.

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RIHANNA HATES AMERICA: Here's something we learned from the match — it's time to dump those Rihanna CDs.

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.

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.

MONEY TALKS: The game also seemed to have a major impact on the financial markets.

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MAN OF THE MATCH: Duh.