well that's just, like, your opinion, man
This is America, we don't do ties!
What a great finish to a game!
Great win, plus I work with an engineer from Ghana
Team America on repeat tonight
This version's better
than Lionel Messi!!
1 > 1 ?
Clint has one each in three WC - first American to do so. Messi is absolutely great (obviously) and has just two goals in his WC career.
Thanks for the clarification. Just concerned with this WC...and I hope Dempsey has more goals than Messi in this WC. If you want to talk total goals...Landon Donovan has more World Cup goals (5) than Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Wayne Rooney combined (4).
IT WAS TOTALLY BECAUSE OF MY PESSIMISM THAT THEY WON
POSBANG...Germany and Portugal lie ahead, yayyy!...Oh wait, wrong thread.
We'll have to amend the constitution first unfortunately.
'Merica!!!!! USA USA USA!
Set pieces for the win !!!!
John Fucking Brooks!
I WILL ACCEPT ALL OF THE BANGING
Have to give JK credit - both his SUBS (we had) combined for the goal
all credit to alum96
So what you're saying is John Belein über alis somehow had something to do with our German coach beating Ghana in soccer! I love it!
We had subs(titutes), it was crazy.
watching by the beach POSBANG!!!!!!
Great win, and the Portugal loss gives the US a chance to move on to the next stage from this group, especially since they play Germany last and by that point the Germans probably will have the group wrapped up with first.
Somebody's parents didn't have money for braces.
But they did have the good sense to instill an obssessive devotion to 'MURICA
So, from what I understand leading up to the world cup, the final would have been 5-0 in favor of USA if Donovan had been on the squad? Phew, glad he wasn't, I prefer the tense up and down of a game like this. Now if you excuse me, I need to find the defribrilator.
What a game.
WOW!! HUGE WIN!!
What a match!
WWW big Win
That was one of the hardest games to watch but DON'T CARE, STILL COUNTS.
Doesn't matter I had Subs!
awww :( but i'm here for the posbang
WAIT, WHY DIDNT JK PUT IN OMAR GONZALEZ?
He would've come in if it was Cameron and not Besler. Brooks replaces Besler...Gonzo for Cam. No need to diss him, the majority of this board was killing Brooks and now everyone's on his jock. You never know when a guy will meet challenge and then the game for his team.
A tie against Portugal should do the trick.
Pretty much. A loss means needing a result against Germany which is an ugly prospect. Tie Portugal and even with a Germany loss there's a 5-goal swing that needs to happen between that game and Portugal-Ghana.
Absolutely need to at least tie Portugal though.
Yeah, losing to Portugal would take extremely unlikely things to happen. Getting a tie or better against Portugal and we're in business. Now that Ghana is out of the way, our entire group standings relies on that game.
Playing Germany last is an advantage too. They'll be solidly through by the time we play them, so they won't be looking to run up the score on us.
Unfreaking-Believable. Hardest last 5 minutes to watch since the Miracle on Ice.
JOHN MOTHERFUCKING BROOKS!!!! What a game! USA USA USA!
I am not used to anything but Michigan football making me feel so tense. But the victory dance across my living room was so worth it!
God bless America!
MOTHER OF GOD.....
I've never been angry at the American flag...until now
can't catch anything from a Ghanian pos bang can you?
WHY NO MUPPETS?????
USA USA USA!!!!!
'MURICA! Posbangs! Hot women! My 3 favorite things.
Even Google got in on this one....
Three points in the opening game is a big deal. We've put ourselves in a good position moving forward. Beat Portugal!
America gets the best Germans: Einstein, Wernher von Bron, Klinnsman
And they get David Hasselhoff. Win-win!
Holy crap, the US may get out of the group of Death!!!! (cheerfully eating crow, thought it would be a miracle to get out)
Pic from twitter link above.
Thanks! I am on my iPhone at the moment.
I just watched an entire Soccer game and even had to steal the remote back, wife says "I've known you 23 years, and you have never even thought about watching soccer!"
Loved that game get better, get healthy, and believe.
If you believe in the future of American soccer, write your congressman and ask him to stop the closing of US military bases in Germany.
Yeah, there seem to be a lot of frauline groupies around US bases. All the US's German-based players have American fathers and German mothers.
i don't blame them (the guy's). german women are pretty hot. granted not as hot as Italian, or Romanian women. but if i were stationed in Germany i would definitely partake in the local cuisine.
That's just wrong in so many ways.
i went through nearly two packs of cigarettes, and all of my finger nails from the first minute until the final whistle was blown. my lungs, and fingers are not going to be happy with me tomorow.
was worth it though.
Didn't know this was on until someone I work with told me they were running towatch it. Caught the last 20 minutes, and yeah that was good
I'm here for the patriotic posbang.
Posbangers ghana posbang!
And bang again just cause it feels so good.
For the USA’s (Shawshank) Redemption and left Ghanaian heads hanging.
Shortly after the game ended, I sent a text message to a friend, writing what I posted here.
I was too busy with rapid-fire upvoting to have read the full text of what you'd written; but I see that you got here first with the reference. So, I guess I should feel somewhat RED-faced. I've upvoted you again here.
The Shawshank Redemption remains one of my favorite films. I guess we both were thinking of that scene when John Brooks was lying prone on the ground after scoring that goal.
Thanks; but about those "great minds," I'm at an age where I'm satisfied that I can just think quickly enough to remember the movie reference.
Advice: GO OUT for the the next game with a group of friends. To a sports bar like BWW or something.
Amazing atmosphere. Place was electric all game. Dempsey's goal less than 40 seconds in set it up.
The game-winning goal.....place exploded.
The World Cup is truly awesome when you experience it with a crowd. Will definitely be back on Sunday.
Also: this was the first-ever win over Ghana for the US. 0-0-3 vs them prior to today.
coming from someone like yourself.
Just because I post here a lot, doesn't mean I don't get out.
I went almost twice a week with friends during college football season to watch week games, as well as seeing most of the World Cup matches at BWW or a WC gathering.
Haha, yeah but that post was very much a "I remember my first beer" post.
Let you rock out at many a bars for many a sporting event in the future.
I was at the Brown Jug and it was electric. Not sure where for Portugal. Possibly Connor's. Jug was great, but the frat brahs got annyoing when they got drunk, constantly saying (yelling) how Bradley was shit and only was on the WC team b/c his dad used to be coach. It took everything I had to not get into an argument.
Agreed. Something about soccer and the World Cup - I think it's the magnitude of a goal - makes watching it in a public venue amazing. It's interesting. I love other sports too, but soccer's my number one favorite by far to watch in a crowd.
I really, really don't care for soccer that much. I've really tried. I honestly have. I just cannot bring myself to watch it. I know that I can't appreciate what I don't understand, though. I'm not giving up yet. It took me a while to be able to watch (and love) golf on TV, too.
All that said, GO USA!
Hey God, about that first born child stuff we were talking about earlier, we weren't serious, right? [forces laughter]
Looks like a carbon copy of the Michigan-Kansas TREY BURKE game. Absolute despair and people calling it over well before the finish... then BANG JOHN "TREY" BROOKS TO THE MOTHER FUCKING RESCUE.
But seriously, really hilarious to read that thing knowing what transpired.
Uhh... I'm here for the posbang?
What a header!
That just sounds dirty.
Can I get an early-morning-but-late-to-the-party sympathy banging, please? USA USA USA!!!!
would be a huge Ghana fan.