The U.S. soccer team’s run is the World Cup is over, thanks to a nail-biting heartbreaking loss to Belgium, but fans still want goaltender Tim Howard.
Howard broke a World Cup record with 16 saves while singlehandedly keeping the U.S. in it against a high-powered Belgium Tuesday, inspiring innovative and hilarious memes Wednesday morning.
Howard said “We played our hearts out,” the bitter 2-1 defeat in extra time. And now U.S. soccer fans are pouring their hearts out to Howard with memes and the hashtag #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave that is still trending today.
There’s even a petition on WhiteHouse.gov to change the name of the Washington National airport to the Tim Howard National Airport. And the Secretary of Defense’s Wikipedia page was edited to show Howard’s image instead of Chuck Hagel.
Here are some of the best and funniest memes honoring superstar USA’s goalkeeper Tim Howard.