Americans singing the National Anthem in Kaiserslautern, Germany before last summer’s World Cup game against Italy. If this doesn’t give you goosebumps, I think you might be dead.

BTW, if you ever want to experience this kind of politics-free patriotism, come to a US-Mexico game at Crew Stadium with me (and the attendant pub crawls before and after). Another little patriotic World Cup highlight after the jump.

Happy 4th everybody. Stay safe.

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  • Felt that way at the Tour de France also. Every country’s fans waving their flags, cheering their compatriots in the Tour. Great experience.

  • Unfortunately, I’ve never been to a World Cup game, but I’ve been to plenty of World Cup Qualifiers, and it gives you chills every time.

    In the 2nd clip, I was actually in that tent outside Crew Stadium with a couple thousand of my closest friends in the sweltering heat.

    OK, now I’m really out for the day – I just finished downloading the US-Paraguay match from Copa America that I’ve successfully avoided seeing the score of for 2 days now. I’m going to watch it now, and then go to my inlaws for a BBQ.

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