The U.S. beat Germany 2-0 in the Women's World Cup semifinals, sending American Twitter into an explosion of enthusiasm.

Landon Donovan, though, appeared to use the moment to take a veiled dig at U.S. men's manager Jurgen Klinsmann.

That could be in reference to Donovan being left off the U.S. roster for the 2014 World Cup.

And it was far from the only time Donovan tweeted positively about the 35-year-old Wambach who, like Donovan, was central to one of the most important moments in U.S. soccer history, but has seen her role diminish due to the inevitable onset of age (Wambach played about 10 minutes Tuesday).

Well, another big name in American soccer wasn't about to let that slide:

Alexi Lalas? More like Alexi LOLOLs. That tweet has more burn than the original name of MLS's Dallas franchise.

Donovan did respond, likely referring to the fact that Lalas picked Germany to win 2-0:

On Wednesday morning, Donovan followed up with this:

We'll just leave this here: The U.S. men finished behind eventual champion Germany but ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and 2010 quarterfinalist Ghana in their World Cup group, then lost to Belgium in extra time in the round of 16.

Whether that proves Klinsmann right or wrong is up to you.

H/T SB Nation

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