USA vs. Germany: 6 Things We Learned as Americans Narrowly Advance

« Prev
1 of 8
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
USA vs. Germany: 6 Things We Learned as Americans Narrowly Advance
Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Klinsmann proved that, in fact, if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need.

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains," said Ebby Calvin "Nuke" Laloosh in the American baseball movie Bull Durham.

The Tao of Laloosh fit the hours leading up to the most recent "most important match in American soccer history" against Germany in Recife at the World Cup. A match where both sides would be served by a sterile draw was defined mostly by the conditions it would be played in.

The Twitter timeline of the BBC's Ben Smith carried remarkable images of rain-ravaged Recife. "Torrential rain in Recife. Streets like rivers," Smith wrote.

FIFA never so much as flinched with reference to whether the match would be played—and it was.

Here are six things we learned from USA 0-1 Germany.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow United States (National Football) from B/R on Facebook

Follow United States (National Football) from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Team StreamTM

United States (National Football)

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.