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.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 19, 2016
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…
First half recap: pic.twitter.com/DvnSHpNjYu
— SB Nation (@SBNation) June 22, 2016
So Crying Jordan made an early appearance in this first half summary:
— Erik Reitmeyer (@ErikReitmeyer) June 22, 2016
Some USMNT fans realized they’d made a huge mistake:
— Gabriela DiCarlo. (@littledicarlo) June 22, 2016
While others lamented the USMNT’s futile attempts to defend versus Argentina.
— Happy Campers (@HappyCampersTHC) June 22, 2016
Once Argentina scored a third goal early in the second half, some worried if it could get as ugly as Mexico vs Chile:
— Rania (@rania_m_) June 22, 2016
While others believed goalkeeper Tim Howard, who was on the bench, could have kept them in the game.
— Cooper Herrera (@cooper_herrera) June 22, 2016
Once the game ended 4-0 in favor of Argentina, Crying Jordan remerged in full force. Here’s the old U.S. soccer logo…
The new U.S. Soccer logo…
— The Stray Goat (@thestraygoat) June 22, 2016
And the USMNT starting eleven versus Argentina.
A new flag was raised.
— That Idiot (@notphaserstopun) June 22, 2016
Teddy Roosevelt couldn’t wipe away the tears.
— Chris Nickinson (@chrisnickinson) June 22, 2016
Some people went back in history…
— NathanOlivarez-Giles (@nateog) June 22, 2016
Mt. Rushover was given a facelift…
And people realized that Leo Messi was not to be messed with.
— Michael Bullen (@notthefakeMikeB) June 22, 2016
This Argentina fan was caught adding insult to injury…
— Ronnie Samuel (@Rozzay89) June 22, 2016
And this Kanye GIF summed up how quickly the game turned for the USMNT.
— Nate Mease (@RealNateMease) June 22, 2016
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