United States’ John Brooks, second from left, scores his side’s second goal during the Group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States defeated Ghana 2-1.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

That’s it. No political science analysis. No political connections. Just really, really excited about this, and hey, part of the fun of having a blog is getting to celebrate sports triumphs by posting somewhere other than Facebook…

What a finish!