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Soccer-Loving Celebs Tweet and Instagram Support for America's World Cup Win | Conan O'Brien

UpdatePosted 06/17/2014 08:30PM

Soccer-Loving Celebs Tweet and Instagram Support for America's World Cup Win

Originally posted 06/17/2014 04:45PM

When the Internet exploded after the U.S. won its first World Cup match against Ghana Monday night, America's celebrities were not immune to the excitement.

Some were ecstatic and some were offensive – we're looking at you, Jamie Kennedy – but one thing was clear: All were filled with patriotic pride at the American team's accomplishment.

See the best celebrity Tweets and Instagrams about the match below:

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Substitute Turned Soccer Superstar: Five Things to Know About John Brooks

UpdatePosted 06/17/2014 04:10PM

Substitute Turned Superstar: Five Things to Know About U.S. Soccer Player John Brooks

Originally posted 06/17/2014 03:30PM

When it comes to game-winning strategies, 21-year-old defender John Brooks knows how to get his head in the game.

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Filed Under: World Cup 2014, Sports

This Is What It Sounds Like When Fans Explode with Joy for USA's World Cup Goals

Originally posted 06/17/2014 11:50AM

Still think soccer will never catch on in the U.S.?

The beautiful game has been America's sport of the future since 1972, but judging from the jubilant celebrations after the U.S. beat Ghana 2-1 in their opening match of the World Cup Monday night, U.S. soccer fandom may be turning a corner.

As Clint Dempsey scored 30 seconds in to give the U.S. their fastest goal ever, fans gathered outside Sporting Park in Kansas City erupted in jubilation. When John Brooks's surprise header in the closing minutes secured the win, it was as if July 4 had come three weeks early.

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Filed Under: World Cup 2014, Sports
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See Joe Biden Congratulate the U.S. Soccer Team on World Cup Win

Joe Biden Congratulates the U.S. Soccer Team After World Cup Win

Originally posted 06/17/2014 11:30AM

Vice President Joe Biden embraced the World Cup spirit Monday night when he congratulated the U.S. soccer team after their win over Ghana.

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Filed Under: World Cup 2014, Sports

Watch NBA Stars Read Mean Tweets About Themselves for Jimmy Kimmel

Originally posted 06/16/2014 12:25PM

The NBA Finals are over – now it's the offseason, a time for professional basketball players to sit back, relax and maybe check out their Twitter mentions for the first time in months.

But as Jimmy Kimmel's latest entry in the Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves franchise proves, that might not be such a great idea.

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George Clooney Shoots Hoops with Young Star from His Old High School

George Clooney Shoots Hoops with Young Star from His Old High School

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:15PM

Two stars, one basketball court. But who brought his A-game?

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Filed Under: Sports, George Clooney
Kate Launches Britain's Bid for the America's Cup

Kate Launches Britain's Bid for the America's Cup

Originally posted 06/10/2014 10:35AM

The Duchess of Cambridge was in her element Tuesday as she met a British sailing hero and helped launch her country's effort to win the America's Cup.

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California Chrome Loses Triple Crown Bid, Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes

California Chrome Loses Triple Crown Bid, Tonalist Wins Belmont Stakes

Originally posted 06/07/2014 07:30PM

California Chrome has failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in horse racing in 36 years.

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One Special Teen Inspires a High School Football Team

How One Special Teen Inspired a High School Football Team (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/26/2014 07:40AM

Rudy Tapia was nervous when his son, Matt, told him he wanted to join his high school football team.

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Watch the Hero Cat Throw Out First Pitch at Minor League Baseball Game

UpdatePosted 05/21/2014 10:55AM

Hero Cat Throws Out the First Pitch at a Minor League Baseball Game

Originally posted 05/21/2014 10:30AM

A cat that became famous for saving a central California boy from a dog attack threw the first pitch Tuesday night at a Bakersfield Blaze baseball game – or at least she tried.

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Filed Under: Animals & Pets, Cats, Sports

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