The Year's Top Meme Is Both Hilarious and Sad

Google has released its top search terms of 2014, and guess what the No. 1 trending meme was? Tim Howard. The goalie for the US soccer team during the World Cup killed it at July 1's USA vs. Belgium game with a personal record of 16 saves. The US lost, sadly, but that was the most saves by any keeper during the World Cup. (It's not the first time he's pulled off a crazy soccer feat either.)

Ahead, check out the best Tim Howard memes and tweets from the Summer that pretty much proved he could run for president in 2016 and plenty of people would vote for him.

Block my tears, Tim Howard.

— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) July 1, 2014

Best wiki update of the Cup so far, or ever:

— Danielle Elliot (@daniellelliot) July 2, 2014

Not sure Tim Howard's gloves are regulation size #USA #BEL

— General Boles (@GeneralBoles) July 1, 2014

Holy sh*t, Tim Howard. What kind of preternatural arts of deflection did you study? Same place as Batman?!

— Jeff VanderMeer (@jeffvandermeer) July 1, 2014

Actual photo of Tim Howard. #USA

— Adrian Carrasquillo (@RealAdrianC) July 1, 2014

Tim Howard's the Lebron of soccer. #NoHelp

— The Soccer Life (@TheSCRLife) July 1, 2014

"Who is: Tim Howard?" #JeopardySports

— Jeopardy Sports (@JeopardySports) July 1, 2014

Tim Howard wore army pants and flip flops so I wore army pants and flip flops.

— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) July 1, 2014

Oh well. Tim Howard wins the #WorldCup of goalkeeping, let's leave it at that. #BELvsUSA

— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) July 1, 2014

Just tried to follow Tim Howard on Twitter. Got blocked.

— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) July 1, 2014

Incredible shot of Tim Howard in action against Belgium #BELvsUSA #WorldCup

— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) July 1, 2014

Tim Howard is so good at stopping people from scoring that none of his friends ever want to go out with him.

— Jamie Woodham (@jwoodham) July 1, 2014

On Tim Howard's Wikipedia page now: "He is the American Jesus". That's fair. #USA

— David Leonard (@davidleonardii) July 1, 2014

I'm changing Tim Howard's Wikipedia page to a brick wall #USAvBEL #USA

— Max & Cheese (@MackswellPerry) July 1, 2014

Rappers need to start name-dropping Tim Howard with more frequency.

— Scott Phillips (@phillipshoops) July 1, 2014

And lastly . . .


— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) July 1, 2014

But, seriously, Howard 2016.

Biden/Howard 2016, the dream ticket!! Lol

— tim howard (@TimHowardGK) June 18, 2014

For a look back at all the World Cup fun, check out the best memes, GIFs, and Google Doodles from the games.