World Cup: USMNT vs. Germany as it happened on social media
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
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) 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
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) 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.
— Nathan Becker (@natebecker) June 26, 2014
MAN OF THE MATCH: Duh.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 26, 2014