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World Cup: U.S. fans react on social media during loss to Belgium
World Cup: U.S. fans react on social media during loss to Belgium

“I believe that we will win.” The phrase is defiant, proud, optimistic. And to many Twitter users, it was one thing above all else: American. The believers didn’t get their win, as the U.S. lost, 2-1, to Belgium in the World Cup. But at times, it looked like the U.S. might just make it happen. Fans on social media sure thought so. Nineteen-year-old Julian Green provided a shot of hope in the 107th minute with a goal shortly after entering the game, and Twitter lit up with mentions of Green. U.S. soccer player Stuart Holden tweeted: Julian Green will break twitter if he scores again!!! Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!! Fans reacted in awe to Green’s goal, which cut...

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