As you may have heard, the U.S. Mens National Team tied England on Saturday, after Clint Dempsey’s shot from 25 yards skipped out of the hands of English goalkeeper Robert Green to even the score in the game’s 40th minute. Green is an easy scapegoat for the Brits, but both sides should be happy with the draw: the Americans outplayed the Three Lions throughout the first half, and only a momentary defensive lapse allowed Steven Gerrard the space for his 4th-minute goal. At the same time, the Americans left their attack in the locker room after halftime, allowing a superhuman performance from Tim Howard to preserve the knotted score.
Here’s my biased two cents: England was favored, they could only manage a tie, and the fact that their fans are blaming it on an isolated mistake overshadows the defensive clamps the U.S. put on Wayne Rooney and the lack of production they got from their midfield superstars (Gerrard’s goal aside, he and Frank Lampard never quite meshed).
But analysis is boring and gay. What you really need is testament to America’s awesomeness and Britain’s disappointment in images. And brother, we got that in spades. Ol’ Captain Picard (inset) is courtesy Reddit, which also provided the inspiration for the final image thumbnailed below. Now let’s all fire our guns in celebration. Thanks for the Second Amendment, twats!
Below: Robert Green’s gaffe in delicious animated GIF form.