Brazil hosted a wild month of soccer, and a World Cup that — with some help from social media — may have officially welcomed Americans to the global party. Will this World Cup also be known for being won by the greatest team ever?

+ “Who doesn’t want to yell ‘Goal!’ five or six seconds before their neighbors?” This was definitely the year that Univision asserted itself in America, The network “dominated its TV rivals in several of America’s largest cities.”

+ From the beginning, the biggest personal question of this World Cup was whether Lionel Messi would finally bring Argentina the cup. Well, Argentinians are still waiting for their Messi-ah, and time may have run out.

+ When can we be sure soccer has arrived in America? When a New York TV station interrupts the end of the game for a weather update, and people go nuts.