Latest Project: US Soccer in the World Cup

Added on by Nathan Hoang.

I love the World Cup and the Olympics because three times every four years, different countries with differing politics come together to a predetermined location and violentlessly battle it out according to predetermined rules until someone goes home a winner and everyone else a loser.

We, as humans, can't even agree on how to prevent melting polar ice caps, end modern slavery or settle border disputes, but somehow we,  as the same aforementioned humans, can agree on when a ball is out of bounds.

That's incredible.

And if we can somehow apply this binary, objective logic to the world's more important issues, who's to say the planet wouldn't be a better place? Surely Space Jam is a good case study on settling matters on the court for the sake of humanity.

Throughout the World Cup, I made things to support our soccer players on social media, besides the Soccer-Spangled Banner.

Stars and Emoji Stripes: twitter.com/nathanhoang/status/478668415402389504 Before our first match versus Ghana, June 16, 2014

Stars and Emoji Stripes: twitter.com/nathanhoang/status/478668415402389504
Before our first match versus Ghana, June 16, 2014

What's more American than math that adds up to a rapper who goes by "2 Chainz?" June 17, after Brooks scored a goal in the final minutes to put USA up 2-1 against Ghana.

What's more American than math that adds up to a rapper who goes by "2 Chainz?"
June 17, after Brooks scored a goal in the final minutes to put USA up 2-1 against Ghana.

Pre-Anthem tweet for the USA vs Portugal match on June 22, 2014.

Pre-Anthem tweet for the USA vs Portugal match on June 22, 2014.

Dug into the archives for this one, before the USA vs Portugal match on June 22, 2014

Dug into the archives for this one, before the USA vs Portugal match on June 22, 2014

Banner Yet Waves June 26, 2014. Before the deciding USA vs Germany match that would get us out of Group Stage

Banner Yet Waves
June 26, 2014. Before the deciding USA vs Germany match that would get us out of Group Stage

Before the USA vs Belgium match on July 1, 2014

Before the USA vs Belgium match on July 1, 2014

After the USMNT's early exit in the Quarterfinals after the Belgium game, July 1, 2014.

After the USMNT's early exit in the Quarterfinals after the Belgium game, July 1, 2014.