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From South Africa to Memphis

TV viewers of Saturday’s World Cup heartbreaker between the U.S. and Ghana saw occasional shots of a crowd inside Cordova’s Flying Saucer, where U.S. goalie Tim Howard’s wife Laura was watching the match.

The Howards – here’s a recent overcoming-the odds NBC news profile of Tim – keep a home in Germantown. They might not have the same level of relative anonymity here anymore after the dramatic, emotional roller coaster ride the U.S. team took fans on during their spirited 2010 World Cup run.

It brought huge TV ratings, drew countless fans to social media sites like Twitter and a wave of enthusiasm that put the sport, briefly, front and center in the U.S.

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