“Sacrificing crown jewels for an enormous goal”: JJ Watt, NFL star, hails Christian Pulisic’s “dedicated” victory against Iran. LeBron James joins the fans to congratulate the team. World Cup progress
JJ Watt, the NFL’s star, has been the subject of tributes on social media. They hail Christian Pulisic, who put his life on the line against Iran to score, as the US advances to the Round 16 at the. World Cup.
“Sacrifice the crown jewels to achieve a huge goal in the World Cup… that’s dedication @cpulisic_10,” tweeted Arizona Cardinals’ defensive end following the last whistle at Al Thumama Stadium (Doha, Qatar).
LeBron shared his thoughts minutes later. ‘Keep going!!!’
After Tuesday’s victory over Iran by the USMNT, JJ Watt and LeBron James led the charge for congratulatory tweets.
Christian Pulisic scored the goal in the 38th minute, before being beaten by Iran’s Alreza Beranvand
Carli Lloyd was an ex-USWNT striker who scored 134 goals in her 316 USWNT appearances. Well done boys. You did a great job. [ball] @cpulisic_10 in the back! Next! #WorldCup2022 #USA’
Pulisic scored while crashing headfirst into Iranian goalkeeper Alireza Beiranvand in the 38th minute from a Sergino Dest cross. As the U.S. staff treated him, the Chelsea winger lay on the ground and was there for three minutes. He The game was restarted by a new player, but he was then replaced at the beginning of the second period.
“Exhale…my goodness…Onto a knockout,” tweeted Stuart Holden, Fox Sports’ play by-play announcer in Qatar.
“WE’RE NOT PACKING OUR BAGS.” WE ARE NOT GOING HOME. We’re moving on!”We’re moving on!” was the US men’s soccer team’s second reaction to Tuesday’s victory.
Landon Donovan, Stuart Holden &Alexi Lalas also tweeted congrats after the big win in Doha
US midfielders Weston McKennie & Tyler Adams embraced after taking the lead in the first half
“Proud to be part of my team. Proud to be a citizen of the United States. Move on, wrote Alexi Laslas, an ex-US captain.
‘Lets gooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!Landon Donovan, who is the US’ joint-tied all time leading scorer with 57 goals, tweeted: “!!”
Robert Griffin III, ex-Redskins, Browns, and Ravens player, stated that “Next on the USA Soccer menu is some Dutch Apple pie”, referring to the next opponent.
With five points, the Americans placed second in Group B, two behind England. They will face the Netherlands on Saturday, with the possibility of reaching the quarterfinals for only the second time since 2002.
Iran came in third place with three points. The team has not advanced in any of the six events. World Cup appearances
There was heightened tension surrounding the match because of the strained relations between the United States and Iran’s Islamic government. Famously, Iran had upset the U.S. 2 to 1 in the 1998 French tournament. The Americans were eliminated.
Zach Steffen, the US goalkeeper, was one of many high-profile athletes who celebrated Tuesday’s win via Twitter
Yunus Musah, Brenden Aaronson & Walker Zimmerman celebrate qualifying for the knockout stages after finishing second of Group B
“Round of 16…Congrats Gentlemen,” tweeted Zach Steffen (US goalkeeper), who was not in the Star and Stripes’ 26 player squad that headed to the tournament.
Jimmy Conrad, an ex-defender of the USMNT, shared that he feels all warm and fuzzy inside. @USMNT, I love you!
The Premier League USA account tweeted “SURVIVED & ADVANCED”.
“Congratulations @USMNT, @cpulisic_10 and all who delivered in a huge way. Taylor Twellman posted online about #USMNT.
The former forward of the New England Revolution then tweeted a picture from Pulisic celebrating Team USA’s victory from Doha. Along with the caption: ‘Stud#USMNT’