U.S. soccer may have lost at the World Cup, but #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave wins the Internet

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard made 16 saves against Belgium on Tuesday night, the most in the World Cup since FIFA began tracking the stat nearly a half-century ago. And even though the Americans lost, 2-1, Howard is being hailed as a hero for standing up to the Belgian menace.

Seriously, there’s an official White House petition asking that National Airport be renamed for him, and the hashtag #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave is keeping Twitter occupied on Wednesday morning. Here’s some of the best work.

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Fans of both the U.S. and the Belgium national soccer team gathered to watch the game at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The U.S. was defeated by Belgium 2-1 in the World Cup Round of 16. (Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post)

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After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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