TIm Howard's goalkeeping display during Belgium vs. USA at one point was drawing more than 50,000 tweets per minute, as the USMNT bowed out of the World Cup.
Howard's record-breaking 15 saves in a single match kept the Americans in the game but were not enough as the U.S. slipped to a 2-1 defeat in Salvador.
But Twitter exploded with talk about him:
And Photoshopped works of tribute quickly flooded Twitter as well:
Despite the loss, Tim Howard’s record setting performance was monumental. pic.twitter.com/eaqF2Whkxq— ESPN (@espn) July 1, 2014
new photo of Tim Howard pic.twitter.com/3OyoHzMhKB— Ridiculousness (@WeLoveRobDyrdek) July 1, 2014
Tim Howard. So money. pic.twitter.com/vINmrsK5ON— ESPN (@espn) July 1, 2014
But perhaps the biggest moment of tribute came from none other than the Belgium captain, Vincent Kompany: