Goalkeeper Tim Howard is social media’s new hero

Tim Howard controls the ball during a 2014 FIFA World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany.
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Tim Howard controls the ball during a 2014 FIFA World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany.

It was a heartbreaking defeat for the U.S. after a World Cup run that many thought would never happen. But even in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Belgium, the game gave Americans a new hero ... and Secretary of Defense, with a little help from social media.