footy musings from a (relative) newbie

Thank you, USMNT

There will be time in the coming days and weeks and months to criticize and second guess, but right now, I want to thank my team for giving me more wonderful World Cup memories.

Thank you, Jermaine Jones for everything you did in this tournament, but especially for that goal against Portugal. Thank you Kyle Beckerman for your gritty performances and for your dreads. Thank you Matt Besler for your heart and maturity. Thank you Julian Green for letting us leave this tournament on a note of hope by scoring that beautiful goal. Thank you Tim Howard for those 16 saves and the many, many more you made throughout this tournament. Thank you DaMarcus Beasley for your years of service to this team.

Thanks to all 23 of you for representing us so well, and for showing the rest of the world that we – yes, the Yanks – belong.

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