The U.S. run at the World Cup is over and the event is going into the quarter-finals.  This layout was done to commemorate some of the first-half highlights for me. (I made all of the little figures to represent the listed players.)


JOURNALING: 


World Cup 2014 Memories


Group to Quarters


Thank you...


...Lionel Messi, for bringing the "beautiful" to the "beautiful game."


...Tim Howard, for an awesome goal line stance. 


...Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose, for showing age doesn't matter if your score!


...Neymar, for living up to the hype.


...Arjen Robben, for channeling Mark Spitz.


...Cristiano Ronaldo, for sending the U.S. through with your game-winner against Ghana, even though your team went home.


...Clint Dempsey, for taking it on the chin nose.


...Giancarlo Gonzalez, for surprising the world and making the Crew and Costa Rica proud.


...Luis Suarez, for a little levity with your Dracula moment.


 


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