Sunday’s primetime FIFA World Cup showdown featuring the U.S. and Portugal may have ended in a 2-2 draw — Cristiano Ronaldo set up a goal by Silvestre Varela, tying it up in the final 30 seconds to shatter all of America’s hearts — but just before victory was snatched from the U.S.’s grasp, Clint Dempsey scored what appeared to be the game-winner, and social media erupted with a collection of elaborate, very American Photoshop imagery.
GOAL DEMPSEY!!!! | pic.twitter.com/KtSAfoVRVr
— 2014 World Cup (@2014WorIdCup) June 22, 2014
Unicorns and Popsicles for everyone! pic.twitter.com/WhQMhNPsT9
— Steve Andress (@steveandress) June 22, 2014
— Josh Reddick (@joshreddick16) June 22, 2014
At least Reddit (and Nick Saban) were able to see the bright side in all this.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) June 23, 2014