Skip to comments.World Cup 2014: Belgium Eliminates U.S.A., 2-1
Posted on 07/01/2014 4:16:50 PM PDT by mojito
The United States was eliminated from the World Cup, but it went out battling. Belgium beat the Americans, 2-1, in the Round of 16 at Salvador, with all the goals coming in extra time.
Tim Howard was heroic in keeping the game scoreless through 90 minutes, and he ended the evening credited officially with 15 saves. But in the third minute of extra time, Kevin De Bruyne finally broke the deadlock. He was set up by Romelu Lukaku, who had just come into the match.
Lukaku made it 2-0 at 105 minutes, seemingly putting the match out of reach.
But the 19-year-old Julian Green came on for the start of the second extra period and scored on his first touch, taking an inch-perfect pass from Michael Bradley and volleying it home to make it 2-1 in the 107th minute.
The Americans came close to tying a couple of times in the final minutes but couldnt quite connect.
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A good show by the US team, especially goal keeper Tim Howard, but ultimately losing to a technically superior Belgian team.
Oh Please let it be over!
I’m tired of my employees disappearing for hours to watch the World Cup matches.
Why can’t these matches be played at night like a normal sport?
We don’t play the Super Bowl at 3 in the afternoon.
Okay, maybe now Coulter can address the voter fraud her pal Mitch financed. How about it, Ann?
Our team exceptionalism must have really p!ssed Obama off.
So now we Americans spell it “futbol” accent grave?! What a country.
I hate to tell you this but there are things called time zones and not every nation is in the same one.
Why, there are even parts of the globe that are dark when it’s broad daylight in ‘Murica!
Thanks, it’s finally over. They only let them stay around that long to milk the tourist fans and fools from the US.
They don't play the Super Bowl in Brazil, either.
PS the Super Bowl kicked off between 3-4 pm eastern for many years.
Good. Now we can get back to American sports.
Meh...my paint is peeling. Think I’ll crack open a beer and watch it.
Yes it did, before the flood of pregame hype and commercials became almost unbearable, LOL.
Next WC is in Putinville, so the games will be on earlier I’d think.
Tim Howard was great, the rest of the team not so great. 3-4 misses that could have been goals.
It’s not your Dad’s soccer any more.
Belgium isn’t even a real country!
BELGIUM DOESN’T EXIST
Nigel Farage even said Belgium was a non-country
Belgium was invented by the British to annoy the French!
My dad played softball in the backyard with a tree stump as third base. It’s not my America anymore!
Interesting that the acronym for World Cup is the same as a toilet.
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