The U.S. Soccer Team made history yesterday by advancing to the 16-team 'knock-out' round for the second straight World Cup; something they had never done in consecutive Cups before. Team USA faces Belgium in Brazil Tuesday afternoon -- and now it's single elimination. No more ties. Win and advance. Lose and go home.
The United States has advanced to the 16-team 'knockout' round of the 2014 World Cup despite a 1-0 loss to Germany today in Brazil. The U.S. secured the 2nd place finish in Group G thanks to a 2-1 defeat of Ghana by Portugal in the other Group G match.
The U.S. Men face Germany this morning in their final 'group level' game of this year's World Cup. Either a win or draw will guarantee the Americans a trip to the 16-team 'knockout round.' A loss will leave the U.S. Men on the fence, but could still advance depending on the outcome of the Ghana/Portugal match.
Go ahead and give me a yellow card for saying this, but the Group G match between the US and Germany will end in a 0-0 draw on Thursday. Some will call it a conspiracy. I call it common sense, and here's why it will happen.
An American win over Portugal in this evening's World Cup match will propel the US men into the round of 16 -- eliminating Portugal's hopes of advancing. Fellow Group G teams Germany & Ghana played to a 2-2 draw yesterday, setting up the USA's opportunity for advancement to the 'knockout round.'
As World Cup fever continues to sweep across the world, Team USA gets ready to play it's second match in Brazil Sunday evening against fellow Group G member Portugal. The U.S. is coming off their 2-1 win over Ghana. Portugal lost to Germany in their opener 4-0.
Never before has a defending World Cup Champion gone winless in the first two games of the opening round of the next tournament before today, when defending champion Spain lost it's second of two games 2-0 to Chile -- following their 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands on Friday, sealing their 'crash & burn' in the group stage.
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