In a bizarre twist of events, the US secured a place in the final four of the Confederations Cup with a 3-0 win over Egypt after world champions Italy were eviscerated by Brazil.
Strangely, the historic evening didn't bring America to a euphoric standstill, but Clint Dempsey's winner did have an impact.
Ethan Douglas of Seattle, Washington watched 'most of the soccer' during a rain break in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays'-New York Mets baseball game and seems to have fallen in love with the beautiful game.
"Honestly it wasn't that bad," Mr Douglas said. "I turned over to Fox and I saw like three goals before the Mets came back on.
"Maybe sometime if there's no (American) football, baseball, (ice) hockey or basketball on I'd pay to watch it."