Speaking of hands, it was those of U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard that kept the team in the match with a performance those who were watching will not soon forget. Howard recorded a pretty ridiculous 16 saves, many of which were straight out of the top drawer.
Howard’s display was the talk of social media during the game and even prompted a brief change to the Wikipedia page for the United States Secretary of Defense, as shared by Grantland’s Danielle Elliot.
Best wiki update of the Cup so far, or ever: pic.twitter.com/GehIqfFtc1
— Danielle Elliot (@daniellelliot) July 2, 2014
For reasons like this, the internet is great.
Had the U.S. been able to defeat Belgium, a public office may not have been out of the question for Tim Howard.