Great Soccer Was Happening While You Were Watching Fake Home Runs
While you were probably watching professional athletes hit softballs into crowds of people and eat cotton candy, the United States Men's National Team was playing a high-octane soccer match against Panama in their third group stage game of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.
If you enjoyed any of the legendary performances during the U.S. Women's win in the World Cup last week, here's a couple of highlights from the Carli Lloyd and Hope Solo of men's soccer.
It took until the 55th minute for the U.S. to score, but when they did it was brilliant. Midfielder Michael Bradley sent one sailing into the net on an assist from Alejandro Bedoya.
The United States almost lost their hard-earned tie when Panama broke away on a lost header from Bradley and set a touch off a cross pass to Miguel Camargo at the near post, but goalkeeper Brad Guzan was their to make a masterful save.
Bradley's goal and Guzan's save were enough to send the U.S. through to the quarterfinals. Now that they know they are onto the next round, the USMNT can fully enjoy watching the MLB All-Star game get bigger ratings than any game they've ever played in. #America