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Off the field: The men of the USMNT

By Dorrine Mendoza and Saeed Ahmed, CNN
updated 11:00 AM EDT, Tue July 1, 2014
A U.S. fan watches nervously as the Americans surprisingly emerge from the group stage despite a nail-biting defeat against Germany. A U.S. fan watches nervously as the Americans surprisingly emerge from the group stage despite a nail-biting defeat against Germany.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Several members of the U.S. men's team are active on social media
  • Posts highlight family, friends and favorite pastimes
  • Personalities are revealed through Instagram posts

(CNN) -- Dempsey. Beasley. Howard.

With their exhilarating win and nailbiting draw (let's not talk about the loss) in the World Cup, the boys of the U.S. Men's National Team are taking on one-name status. But while we've been mightily impressed by their never-say-die attitude on the field, it turns out they're darned nice guys off it: family men, musicians and animal-rights advocates. Here's a side of Team USA that you might not have seen, told through their Instagram feeds.

Tim Howard inspires off the field, too

The team plays a win-or-go-home game against Belgium at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.

DaMarcus Beasley: He loves his baby, bowling and bling

If there were a World Cup for adorable, his daughter Lia would win.

John Brooks: Dog lover. Big brother.

Jermaine Jones: Rarely cracks a smile

The midfielder is usually sporting a serious face even when showing off his tattoos. Seriousness must run in the family; his children sport a similar look.

Clint Dempsey: Has friends in high places

Tim Howard: Serious tattoos

And that beard.

Graham Zusi: Is very fond of four-legged friends

Brad Davis: His FuelBand is cooler than yours

Has an eye for the red, white and blue.

Matt Besler: Cleans up nicely

And a great eye for nature photography.

Omar Gonzalez: Learning to play guitar

And part-time drone pilot.

.How America won the 2014 World Cup

Glossary for the budding American World Cup fan

CNN's Dorrine Mendoza contributed to this story.

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