Several thousand fans gathered in Washington's Dupont Circle for USA vs. Germany. Is this a new age for soccer in the United States? (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Several thousand fans gathered in Washington’s Dupont Circle for USA vs. Germany. Is this a new age for soccer in the United States? (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Americans are watching the World Cup in record numbers, but does this mean soccer has finally “made it” in the U.S.? Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in. Bill and Charlie also discuss the top picks in the NBA draft; Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum’s surprising second no-hitter against the Padres; and a new world record with a holiday twist.