Cristiano Ronaldo was an American hero on Wednesday, with his World Cup goal for Portugal against Ghana effectively ending the possibility that Ghana might finish above the USA and send them home.
Portugal beat Ghana 2-1, meaning a 1-0 loss for the USA against Germany didn't matter. Both Germany and the USA went through to the last 16.
Predictably, the memes flowed.
USA fans to Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/uJSojB2nWC— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) June 26, 2014
Live shot in Times Square of the reaction by US fans to that Ronaldo goal: pic.twitter.com/EN9YhLfLSZ— Jeff Aronson (@jamfan40) June 26, 2014
Ronaldo is an American hero!! pic.twitter.com/nIAL6FYvQZ— Mike Magee (@magee9) June 26, 2014
How I feel about Ronaldo right now pic.twitter.com/fLYyJF1WTQ— Brent Webber (@Webber_Brent) June 26, 2014
Another picture of the crowd at Grant Park after Ronaldo scored. pic.twitter.com/1ZVRScrKdd— jon greenberg (@jon_greenberg) June 26, 2014
Ronaldo is a sleeper cell pic.twitter.com/trSNUSDkkr— Versace Creep Lord (@BasedLaRock) June 26, 2014
All hail Ronaldo.