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.
I’m not sure about the etymology of the term, “round robin,” but I believe it’s an American term.
That is a WHOLE lot of young people out on a workday.
Yea, we move on...now onto more important issues, like Iraq...
They’re all probably illegal immigrants.
If they were they would be rooting for Meh-Hee-Co.
That’s not one of the opinions I’ve seen on FR. I mean, just look at all those brown-skinned folk disguised as whites cheering for the USA just to trick us. Sneaky, they are.
That looks like USA v Portugal, a Sunday game.
Here's where I'm supposed to say Oh Yeah? Yes,..... well....uh.....let me see....WELL, OH YEAH?????
Actually, if you look closely at the picture: as compared to a typical U.S. sports crowd, they're a lot younger, fitter, and whiter.
Not everybody has a boss that’ll “re-purpose” a couple of big monitors so people can watch the game at work.
Ann isn’t familiar with anything that doesn’t involve her self-promotion.
Maybe. I figured that was from today.
How American ... Ties and advancing after losing.
Round Robin is a Pinochle term.
In any case, about ties, love this ad:
AYSO soccer provides a season trophy to every player in the league.
Why would anyone care who wins...
Sorry, but the USA just doesn’t look that good. Other teams seem to dominate in terms of ball control and time of possession.
As did the basketball leagues that my son and daughter played in and the lacrosse league that my daughter played in. Your point is?
What does the 'A' stand for?
My guess would be “American,” but I could be wrong.
My point is “why achieve when it doesn’t count anyway.”
I agree. We are 16th out of 16 in the playoffs for a reason. Losing Altidore was brutal and it really shows.
And that point is relevant to this thread and the AYSO how, exactly? Actually, don’t bother, you’re not really here for a good faith debate anyway so I’m not wasting anymore time with you.
All he ever does is pick fights.
It's mathematically impossible in the NFL for a team with fewer wins than another team to make it into the playoffs while the other team stays home . . .
He posts because his view is that his stupidity is contagious.
Does he ever win any - I know, in his mind he wins them all!
Let’s pray he’s wrong!
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