It's a day for World Cup mourning after the U.S. was eliminated in a heartbreaking loss to Belgium. Goalkeeper Tim Howard, though, might feel like a winner with all the Internet accolades coming his way.
U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said the federation plans to speak with Hope Solo and her representatives by Thursday afternoon regarding the goalkeeper's weekend domestic violence arrest in the Seattle suburbs.
Guillermo "the Mexican Jesus" Ochoa saved his country with stop after brilliant stop in a World Cup draw with Brazil. As for Russian keeper Igor Akinfeev, well, he might want to steer clear of Vladimir Putin for a little while.
With injured stars, a rookie goalkeeper and home-field advantage all part of the mix, there are plenty of issues to consider heading into the first NWSL championship game between the Thorns and the Flash.