The Result Was Bad But These 17 USA vs Argentina Memes Were Too Good

The United States faced off against Leo Messi and Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America Centenario and things didn’t quite go as planned. Days before the match, U.S. Soccer puffed out its chest after Mexico was humiliated by Chile.

But once the match started, things quickly went sour for the Yanks. Although the USMNT didn’t get completely dismantled like Mexico, they were thoroughly dominated by an Argentina squad that looked like it was on cruise control for most of the match. After Argentina opened the scoring in the third minute, all hopes of an upset by the home squad were quickly dashed when Leo Messi unleashed a spectacular free kick to put the game on ice. The USMNT ended up with zero shots on goal, but there were *plenty* of memes to be found on Twitter.

Although the first half only ended with a 2-0, it was clear Argentina was in total control…

So Crying Jordan made an early appearance in this first half summary:

Some USMNT fans realized they’d made a huge mistake:

While others lamented the USMNT’s futile attempts to defend versus Argentina.

Once Argentina scored a third goal early in the second half, some worried if it could get as ugly as Mexico vs Chile:

While others believed goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was on the bench, could have kept them in the game.

Once the game ended 4-0 in favor of Argentina, Crying Jordan remerged in full force. Here’s the old U.S. soccer logo…

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The new U.S. Soccer logo…

And the USMNT starting eleven versus Argentina.

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A new flag was raised.

Teddy Roosevelt couldn’t wipe away the tears.

Some people went back in history…

Waaaay back.

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Mt. Rushover was given a facelift…

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And people realized that Leo Messi was not to be messed with.

This Argentina fan was caught adding insult to injury…

And this Kanye GIF summed up how quickly the game turned for the USMNT.

READ: 17 Hilarious Mexico vs. Chile Memes You May Have Missed While You Were Mourning

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