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Tim Howard briefly named US Secretary of Defense, and other memes

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Belgium v USA: Round of 16 - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

SALVADOR, BRAZIL – JULY 01: Divock Origi of Belgium shoots against Tim Howard of the United States during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called US goalie Tim Howard Wednesday to congratulate him on his superhuman World Cup effort.

It was the Internet, however, that made the call happen with a  deluge of Tim Howard Internet memes and just a slight alteration to a Wikipedia entry — he was briefly appointed Secretary of Defense of the United States of America.

The creative memes flooded Twitter under the hashtag #ThingsTimHowardCouldSave and quickly became one of the top trends on Twitter.

Check out some of our favorites from today: