The U.S. women's soccer team lost to Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday, and the epic game had Patriots players riding the emotional roller-coaster with other fans.
A sampling of their thoughts, from Twitter:
Darius Butler -- "GOALLLLLLLLLL!!!! (I'm a lazy announcer)"
Tony Carter -- "Never thought I would be this excited about soccer ... Abby [Wambach] has a good head on her shoulders ! Lol. ... I don't believe this mess!"
Ras-I Dowling -- "I'm proud of the USA women soccer team."
Julian Edelman -- "Let's get this USA ... Nooooooooooo ... Pk's ooooooo myy, the stress of being American!!! Well #gopats ... Congrats to Japan. And to the US women's team, you did great, and we Americans know y'all will be back."
Ryan Mallett -- "On the road again. Keep me updated on the game please. # USA"
Devin McCourty -- "USA what time is it?? Its time to get LIVE its time to REPRESENT."
Stevan Ridley -- "Our ladies are playing for keeps! I like!! Let's go USA!!"
Shane Vereen -- "Serious respect to the USA womens team!! Gotta tip the hat to Japan tho.. WOW!"