America's World Cup team may be on its way home after a 2-1 defeat yesterday against Belgium, but front pages across the country today are making it clear that, unlike in previous years, the sport is winning interest back home. USA Today, above, went all-out for their World Cup front page, for instance. Here are some of the other highlights from today's front newspaper pages.
The LA Times, like many papers across the country, captured something new for America's World Cup efforts: tons of dedicated fans gathering to watch the match:
The Washington Post, by contrast, featured goalkeeper Tim Howard, who had a record 16 saves during the game:
World Cup Fever even made it to Mississippi, as evidenced by this front page from the Daily Journal:
Meanwhile Florida's Sun-Sentinel went for some wordplay:
Meanwhile, the New York dailies were characteristically dramatic (although, it should be noted, the New York Post actually went with a "cannibal cop" cover). Here's the New York Daily News's apocalyptic take:
And from new national hero Howard's home state of New Jersey, the Star-Ledger's front page:
And how did Belgium handle their win? Well.