Refs disallowed a goal in the U.S.-Algeria match on Wednesday, marking the second time the U.S. has had a goal thrown out in this year's World Cup. (The first occurred during last week's game with Slovenia.) Twitter was aflame within moments, and the Wire was there to track the fraying international relations in real time.

NARRATIVE: THE MARCH TO WAR

Apparently the US team is not allowed to score goals. #WorldCupless than a minute ago via HootSuite



#USA robbed of another goal. #worldcup making me very skeptical of rules-based internationalism.less than a minute ago via UberTwitter



America's love affair with soccer is endangered somewhat by these refs who keep stealing goals from us.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



Anti-American refereeing highlights failure of Obama's public diplomacy.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck



Seriously, this kind of refereeing is enough to turn all Americans into unilatetalists.less than a minute ago via Twitterrific



I propose invading Switzerland, where Fifa is headquartered. MT @dandrezner This kind of reffing could turn Americans into unilatetalists.less than a minute ago via web



COUNTERNARRATIVE: OH, QUIT WHINING

rofl "another disallowed goal" is trending. stfu. When it happened to #Arg THREE times in one match, we just had to suck it up.less than a minute ago via web



The words "another disallowed goal" are trending. You insist on calling it soccer instead of football, this is your punishment. #USA #ltless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone



It's hard to be upset about legitimate goals disallowed when the U.S. misses so many golden opportunities.less than a minute ago via web