United States fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

17 World Cup Fans More Prepared For The Fourth Of July Than You

These World Cup fans have a leg-up on us all when it comes to showing their patriotism and we all need to take cues from their American ways. Here are 17 World Cup fans that are more prepared for the 4th of July than you:

07/03/2014

Tim Howard of the United States looks on in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Keidel: World Cup Runneth Over

You’ll notice the ratings for this World Cup are highest in the Northeast, where folks try rather hard to look most enlightened. And you may also notice by the time the U.S. team lost to Belgium, some of them had already jumped ship.

07/03/2014

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Tim Howard

Here are eight things you didn’t know about Tim Howard a.k.a. “The Brick Wall.”

07/03/2014

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10 Rules For The Colombia Vs. Brazil Drinking Game

Now that the U.S. has been knocked out of the World Cup, Americans need a new reason to drink.

07/03/2014

US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save during extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Tim Howard Is America’s Latest Sports Hero Following World Cup Performance

“You really enjoy the pressure they put on the goalkeeper and the job that he did… He had so much confidence (that) after awhile I just thought they’re not going to score on him.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/02/2014

Christian Raja (R), of Brooklyn, reacts at a missed attempt on goal by the United during overtime against Belgium in the World Cup (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

9 Things U.S. Team Fans Will Miss After Their World Cup Exit

Belgium defeated the U.S. 2-1 in full time and deflated the American hype and furor around our new favorite sport-of-the-moment. Although we won’t see the USMNT contend for the title, good times and camaraderie were had by all.

07/02/2014

Chris Wondolowski of the United States misses a chance against Thibaut Courtois of Belgium during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Danville’s Chris Wondolowski ‘Gutted’ After Missing Scoring Chance At World Cup

DANVILLE (CBS SF) – San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski narrowly missed on his chance to score one of the biggest goals in recent U.S. Soccer history Monday, and he appears to be blaming himself […]

07/02/2014

US goalkeeper Tim Howard makes a save during extra-time in the Round of 16 football match between Belgium and USA at The Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador on July 1, 2014, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Wikipedia Lists U.S. Goalie Tim Howard As Secretary Of Defense After Belgium Game

Veteran U.S. Goalie Tim Howard turned in one of the great performances in American soccer history Tuesday, preserving Men’s National Team’s hopes of advancing until well into extra time. The 16-save outing was the buzz of social media, and apparently even Wikipedia, where users gave him a promotion shortly after the game.

07/02/2014

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Mixed Results: U.S. Housing Market Resembled the 2014 World Cup in June

The latest residential data shows key indicators in housing are mixed. The market is said to be recovering, but not yet recovered.

07/02/2014

Soccer Party at Civic Center

USA, Belgium World Cup Match To Be Screened At San Francisco Civic Center Plaza

Two more screenings of World Cup 2014 games will be held Tuesday at San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza as Team USA takes on Belgium in the next round of the international soccer tournament.

06/30/2014

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