Skip to comments.U.S. soccer advances to World Cup knockout stage despite loss to Germany
Posted on 06/26/2014 1:41:36 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
RECIFE, Brazil The U.S. national soccer team advanced to the next round of the World Cup on Thursday, thanks in part to a handsome and talented chap playing 850 miles away.
While the Americans failed to control their future, losing to Germany, 1-0, at soggy Arena Pernambuco, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late goal to all but end Ghanas hopes of catching the United States in the Group G standings.
The Americans (1-1-1) finished second in the so-called Group of Death, even on points with Portugal (1-1-1) but well ahead on the first tiebreaker, goal difference. The United States finished with as many goals for as against, while Portugal a 2-1 winner over Ghana (0-2-1) in Brasilia was minus-three.
Said Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation: Group of Death, I died a few times. It is a little bit of an odd feeling because you have lost your last game but we are dancing. We did what we needed to do in this group.
On Tuesday in a round-of-16 game in Salvador, the Americans will play the winner of Group H, which was scheduled to conclude play later Thursday. Belgium began the day in prime position to clinch first place, with Algeria and Russia in pursuit.
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Isn’t soccer one of those “everybody gets a trophy” sports?
No, that’s an American thing.
4 goals allowed in 3 games vs. 7 goals allowed for Portugal.
Tim Howard deserves the most credit for this advancement.
According to Ann Coulter's recent article, they get a ribbon and a juice box.
No, that’s little league baseball.
Kinda queer, isn’t it?
Annie C. was very perceptive in regards to the Soccer thing... Her article is a must read.
After today, half are gone...without trophy.
Only one team gets the trophy.
The excitement is incredible. If there’s no game to watch tomorrow maybe I’ll watch the grass grow.
I’ve seen the same article every four years for ages. Ann dialed it in. Glad to see that she’s a hero again on this website, though.
You guys rock. Second round, weakest possible opponent.
Belgium are so-so, all the other group winners would probably kick your butts, Belgium a toss-up.
I care. And I don’t care that you don’t care.
how exciting for the winless teams..
.. you lose a 1 to 0 game after you tied another team and you move on with the winners
Would have loved a win today, but here we come Knockout Round!
No, it's one of those "If you suck, you get relegated" sports.
Ann obviously isn’t familiar with the Barclay’s Premier or the FA Cup.
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