In a post game interview with the man whose Wikipedia page momentarily read "greatest American since Abe Lincoln," John Brooks said he had a dream that he would score for the #USMNT in the 88th minute, but the winning goal came in the 86th minute - close enough!.
His telling dream got many to wondering what else was on Brooks' mind. So, the young defender sat down for an #AskBrooks Twitter Q&A to answer all manner of questions from fans and the media.
Ha! Happy to help our team get an important 3 points RT EdwardKoton15 #AskBrooks How does your back feel after carrying an entire nation?— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 17, 2014
In the course of answering the tidal flood of questions, U.S. Soccer's latest entrant into #USMNT folklore revealed the music that inspired him to rock the world.
There was no practice for the team on Tuesday, so the players took the opportunity to celebrate GK Nick Rimando's 35th birthday, following a killer BBQ. Class act that he is, Rimando shared the good vibes with a fellow U.S. fan.
— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) June 18, 2014
With the day off from training, the players had time to spend with their families in Brazil or with our families back home in the States via TV and radio.
Good Morning America! pic.twitter.com/n21US0tgBI— tim howard (@TimHowardGK) June 18, 2014
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) June 18, 2014
Before he gets pay back on Fallon, he and his #USMNT will have to plan for Portugal. And for the real low down on the USA players check in with @ussoccer!
My name is Brad Smith and I am the official photographer of the U.S. Women's National Team. I joined the WNT as a full-time staff member back in March of 2015 and it has been an incredible experience so far. For this year in review, the choices I made are subjective and personal. They include on-and-off the field moments, and capture the emotions and experiences that players and fans alike navigated in 2017. Some are also just cool photos, but I'm also probably a little bit biased. I hope you enjoy my picks, and I’ll see you all (more than likely through my lenses) in 2018!
- Brad Smith, U.S. WNT Photographer
"Does it rain much in Los Angeles? No, but the team seemed to have no trouble finding it there last January Camp."
"I’m always on the lookout for something different. Gym sessions are just that.
Then when you add some soft window light to a shadow boxing Ashlyn Harris, you get something special."
"When you practice at a college campus, word travels fast. During training at the University of Maryland,
a deserted pitch soon became a surrounded stadium."
"Winners on the field, winners off the field. While the team was in Frisco, we made a special visit to a local hospital.
Rose Lavelle even got a dance lesson."
"One of my favorite action photos of the year because it’s such a story-telling image. Not only does it have fantastic action,
but as you look over Allie Long to the right you realize the ball is going in for a goal over the keeper. "