If the U.S. men’s national team needs an extra player for its marquee match with Germany Thursday, San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum might just be up for the challenge.
The right-hander threw his second career no-hitter Wednesday night vs. the Padres, striking out six and walking just one San Diego hitter. After the game, Lincecum didn’t waste any time swapping his Giants jersey for a customized U.S. soccer kit with his name and baseball number, 55, on the back. As if that weren’t enough, Lincecum also put on a knight’s helmet and led a “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chant made famous by WWE’s Daniel Bryan.
Last Sunday, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright showed his support for the U.S. team by painting his face into an American flag.
Will Lincecum’s support ultimately help the United States earn at least a point to automatically qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup? One can only hope.
[Via Yahoo! Sports]