Hide your waffle irons, America.
After the U.S. lost, 2-1, in extra time to Belgium in the
And so some maple-syrup-glazed hate has flowed following the World Cup match.
That's a sentiment that many in this country would probably agree with. At least, as "Good Morning America" points out, until tomorrow morning. So most Americans will probably just need a moment to mourn before they cheer up with some Hoegaarden and Stella Artois without feeling guilty.
After all, the U.S. exceeded expectations. They escaped the so-called "Group of Death" without seeing their World Cup run die. They (finally) beat Ghana. They (almost) beat Portugal.
That has U.S. soccer enthusiasts, such as former national team player and
"We feel for Tim," said Kasey Keller during ESPN's postgame coverage. And he would know — he used to have Howard's job.
In America, those such as baseball writer Jon Morosi can still remember this World Cup fondly. Really, how often can Americans rally behind an underdog national team?
It could be worse, after all. As ESPN's Roger Bennett and Michael Davies noted on "Men in Suits" after the game, "You could be English."
So take heart, American fans. And as you eat your tear-soaked waffles tomorrow, join together and sing for the final time: "I. I believe. I believe that. I believe that we. I believe that we… at least outlasted England and Spain."