The two players are the two youngest players on the U.S. World Cup team, but on Tuesday night they were two of the most impressive players in the loss to Belgium.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The German expects to be in charge in Russia in four years after his side's dramatic last 16 exit from the World Cup as it lost 2-1 to Belgium after extra time in Salvador.
The veteran goalkeeper nearly kept the U.S. national team's World Cup run alive with a performance for the ages.
The Everton goalkeeper kept Marc Wilmots' men at bay for 98 minutes before finally being beaten by Kevin de Bruyne's low strike, but the USA still ensured a frantic finale.
The United States showed some fight toward the end of its 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium. Goal looks back at the good, bad and ugly from Tuesday's match.
The U.S. national team had a chance to make history and continue to captivate a nation on Tuesday, but a lackluster performance saw the American World Cup dream end.
The striker rediscovered his best form in the dramatic win over the United States; his Chelsea teammate will have to do likewise if the Red Devils are to reach the last four.
Nothing could separate the two team in 90 minutes but after a frantic extra time period the Red Devils did enough to book a place in the World Cup quarterfinals against Argentina.
Two goals in the first additional period were enough to dispatch a brave challenge from the Americans, who got one back through Green to set up a tense finale.
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The right back had been one of the team's most consistent contributors but was replaced by DeAndre Yedlin after sustaining an injury.
The striker is available to play against Belgium in the round of 16, but the coach has decided to once again start Clint Dempsey as the lone striker.
In a 2014 World Cup where the stakes are already high for every team left, the U.S. is facing a seminal moment as Belgium clash could be most important match ever.
Despite some questioning the coach's tactics during the World Cup, the United States is clearly moving in the right direction under Klinsmann.
Monday, June 30, 2014
After advancing to the round of 16 despite a loss to Germany, the U.S. is set for a tough test against a young Belgian side on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.
The Arsenal defender has been sidelined with a hamstring strain, while the team captain is still struggling with a groin problem.
Jurgen Klinsmann has shown concerns with FIFA's decision to assign Algerian referee Djamel Haimoudi to Tuesday's USA-Belgium round of 16 match.
If they stick to the flanks, the U.S. national team's drifting wingers can expose Belgium in the round of 16.
The Brazilian star has left AC Milan and will move to the MLS expansion side following a loan stint with Sao Paulo.
The American forward sustained a hamstring injury in the first group match but could return for the round of 16 match.