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.
Monday, June 30, 2014
When asked if the Mexican goalkeeper would excel in the English league, former U.S. international shot-stopper said the league "is not for every goalkeeper."
If they stick to the flanks, the U.S. national team's drifting wingers can expose Belgium in the round of 16.
The Netherlands winger did not cheat the game. He did not attempt to fool the official; he only assured the foul committed by the Mexican defender.
The American forward sustained a hamstring injury in the first group match but could return for the round of 16 match.
The Levante goalkeeper says the Ticos "want to have a place in people's hearts forever" after this surprising World Cup run.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
The Belgium defender says he is far from blown away by his former Bayern boss' work with the U.S. national team.
Michael Umana netted the winning penalty as Costa Rica made it into the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time in its history, despite going down to 10 men.
The shot-stopper was a revelation at Levante in 2013-14 and is writing history with his national side as their incredible World Cup moves to the last eight.
The defender's club team Espanyol confirmed that he had suffered a broken leg during El Tri's 2-1 defeat to the Netherlands in the World Cup round of 16.
Jorge Luis Pinto's side battled to another astounding victory as it secured a shootout triumph despite playing close to an hour with 10 men.
The goalscorer believes the officiating benefited the team from a more recognized footballing nation.
The Bayern Munich winger won a spot kick in injury time to enable Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to score the winner but admitted going to ground too easily earlier in the match.
While the Dutch winger took a dive that led to the winning penalty kick, the focus shouldn't be put squarely on the ref after coach Miguel Herrera made some questionable moves.
The rescheduled match was worn down by the conditions, and perhaps rust from a league break.
The former America boss was furious that Portuguese referee Pedro Proenca failed to caution Arjen Robben for diving and then awarded the winger a decisive late penalty
The goalkeeper came up with a pair of big saves to protect Mexico's lead and couldn't be faulted for either of the Netherlands' late goals.
Mexico is out of the World Cup after a gut-wrenching defeat to the Netherlands that saw El Tri concede twice late.
The Netherlands forward believes El Tri will have a definite advantage because the match is in South America, but is confident following the Oranje's displays so far.
The U.S. national team coach believes his side is capable of achieving the upset, saying the Americans "have absolutely no fear at all."