Tim Howard was stellar.
Yet the goalkeeper’s brilliant performance was not enough to stop Belgium, which clung to a 2-1 lead to eliminate a valiant American squad from the World Cup competition on Tuesday.
Fans who packed Morristown bars to watch the spectacle on TV seemed to handle their disappointment well enough. At Grasshopper Off the Green, one distraught fan loudly suggested a U.S. invasion of Belgium.
He was just joking.
Below are some frothy scenes from correspondent Berit Ollestad, who took the pulse of fans at the Iron Bar and Veronica’s. For good measure, we have added snaps from the Grasshopper and Sona Thirteen.
All we can say to the world is simply: Wait till next year!
Er, make that 2018.
Photos by Berit Ollestad and Kevin Coughlin