American fans came out in full force, star-spangled banners waving, to support Team USA in the game against Germany on Thursday. Unfortunately, Clint Dempsey and co. didn’t manage to best the competition, losing the match 1-0.
But in the World Cup, a loss doesn’t necessarily mean you are out of the running. With this in mind, countless US fans flocked to Google to find an answer to “Will USA make it to the next bracket of the World Cup?” (See the answer below or type #GoogleTrends on Twitter.)
This wasn’t the only query that got soccer lovers thinking. Below, see the six burning World Cup questions people were searching during the USA vs GER game – and what the highly sought-after answers actually are.
1. Will USA make it to the next bracket of the World Cup?
ANSWER: Yes! Based on the results of previous Group G games, Team USA will move on to the next bracket to play another game. Looking for more info? Check out Nate Silver’s helpful graphic.
2. How did Clint Dempsey break his nose?
ANSWER: Team USA Captain Clint Dempsey broke his nose during the team’s World Cup game against Ghana. Dempsey collided with Ghana defender John Boye while battling for a header, breaking his nose against Boye’s shin. Ouch!
3. Does Tim Howard have Tourette’s Syndrome?
ANSWER: American goalkeeper Tim Howard does have Tourette’s Syndrome. Diagnosed at the age of 9, Howard has worked to pursue his dreams in spite of the disorder and has become an activist for those living with Tourette’s Syndrome.
4. What does Kyle Beckerman look like without dreadlocks?
ANSWER: A little something like the photo above. That is Team USA’s currently-dreadlocked midfielder in 2005 with a different kind of hairstyle.
5. Who is Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend?
ANSWER: Ronaldo isn’t on Team Germany or USA, but that didn’t stop folks from wondering if this stud is single. Sorry everyone, the Portugal player has been dating Russian model Irina Shayk since 2010.
6. What is Jermaine Jones’s knee tattoo?
ANSWER: Jones’s ink is all about USA pride. The tattoo covering his entire knee is a giant star filled in with the American flag.