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Heartbreaker: U.S. Falls to Belgium in Overtime 2-1, Exits World Cup
NBC News ^ | 07/01/2014 | BY HASANI GITTENS AND CARLO DELLAVERSON

Posted on 07/01/2014 6:21:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

We’ll get 'em next time.

Sadness mixed with pride engulfed the nation as the United States men's soccer team was defeated 2-1 in the World Cup Round of 16 by Belgium on Tuesday in Salvador, Brazil — moving the "Red Devils" into the World Cup Quarter-Finals and sending the Yanks home.

After a closely contested 90 minutes that ended level at 0-0, the dream run for America in the 2014 World Cup ended on the foot of winger Kevin De Bruyne in the opening minutes of overtime.

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku then scored again in the 104th minute of overtime, putting a dagger into the collective heart of the country.

"It was a disappointment, but ... we were here, we made it — we made it through the group of death, we proved ourselves, we showed our worth," said Tyler Reavas, who watched the loss at a bar in Manhattan. "As Americans, I can tell you, we are proud of what our boys did."

Forward Julian Green scored the U.S.'s lone goal in the 105th minute — stoppage time in the first overtime period — and there was a flurry of late dangerous activity around Belgium's young keeper Thibaut Courtois, but it was too little, too late.

Earlier, U.S. striker Chris Wondolowski had an excellent chance to win the game for America in the 72nd minute of regular time, but sent a shot sailing wide.

The U.S. could get another chance at a World Cup run four years from now in Russia.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: fifa; searchandfind; soccer; teamusa; worldcup

1 posted on 07/01/2014 6:21:51 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Nelson meme

Ha ha.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 6:29:42 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: SeekAndFind

Now that the US is out of the running, we will see just how much the US is embracing Soccer. Watch the TV viewing stats ... bet they drop dramatically.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ifinnegan

I guess we can’t expect an idiot to be clever.


4 posted on 07/01/2014 6:34:41 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: doc1019

Good point. TV viewership of a sport’s playoffs usually go up in a market right after that market’s local team has been eliminated, right?


5 posted on 07/01/2014 6:36:36 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

A sobering up to realize how far the US still has to go.

The whole midfield needs to be overhauled, they were probably the weakest group of midfielders in the entire tournament.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 6:37:24 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: wideawake

I feel so sorry for your loss.

Your King Obama the Liberal sympathizes.

This flirtation with soccer, being force fed by the same MSM we know and don’t love, is not a good thing.

It goes hand in hand with all the left liberal agendas that have been planned for decades.

Soccer is fine for the rest of the world who don’t know better.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 6:38:23 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

Short on bread, long on circus.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 6:41:58 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, I’m heartbroken.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 6:43:23 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: doc1019

“Now that the US is out of the running, we will see just how much the US is embracing Soccer. Watch the TV viewing stats ... bet they drop dramatically.”

I don’t know about that because America is filling up with people who love soccer (immigrants)and most of them probably never will care how well the U.S. does versus the rest of the world.


10 posted on 07/01/2014 6:44:25 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: ifinnegan

Well, this is just tough.
In other news....paint continues to dry...
Story at eleven.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 6:45:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bluedogpdx

The ratings probably dropped big-time after Meh-Hee-Co went out.


12 posted on 07/01/2014 6:45:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bluedogpdx

Mayhap you are right, we shall see. ;-)


13 posted on 07/01/2014 6:49:12 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ifinnegan
Your brainpower continues to disappoint.

Sorry that you are so mentally weak that one bad President has made you disrespect your country's team.

Post back when you grow up, or grow a pair.

14 posted on 07/01/2014 7:07:41 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: doc1019

Well this old Tennessean intends to watch every match I can fit into the schedule. The teams remaining for the round of eight area varied in talents. Argentina’s Messi is a little Genius and the entire Brazilian team is loaded with talent. But Argentina will be run over by a team that presses constantly in mid-field. This is an interesting World Cup even as the hard working American team bows out. The American goalie is astonishing in his tenacity. He blocked/saved more shots than any other goalie in World Cup history today!


15 posted on 07/01/2014 7:14:45 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: ifinnegan

Headline: US loses to Belgium, ........................for playing the most boring game, ever.


16 posted on 07/01/2014 7:15:16 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Was that turd world crap still going on? Guess the MSM was not doing such a great job of hyping it up as they thought.

Hope everyone got a ribbon and a star on their forehead.

17 posted on 07/01/2014 7:15:43 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: wideawake

Waa.

When Blackburn Rovers and the Ipswitch Town Tractor boys are back in the Premier, then maybe football will be righted.

Until then (and forever) it’s not good for the USA.

It’s good for socialist countries, which I guess is the point of trying to make America a soccer nation like almost every other country.


18 posted on 07/01/2014 7:16:18 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: bluedogpdx
I don’t know about that because America is filling up with people who love soccer (immigrants)and most of them probably never will care how well the U.S. does versus the rest of the world.

Today's soccer-loving immigrants will root for their former homeland's team. A prime example are the Mexicans in LA who fill a huge stadium to root for Mexico over the USA.

19 posted on 07/01/2014 7:17:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: safeasthebanks

“You’re such a stupid little b!tch...”

You talk like a fey soccer boy.

Makes sense now.

Ever hear David Beckham’s voice?


21 posted on 07/01/2014 7:25:00 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: SeekAndFind

Great. Can we NOW quit hearing about how much we are supposed to get all hot and bothered about soccer?


22 posted on 07/01/2014 7:29:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

So, now we can stop being assaulted by every type media telling us how much we are supposed to care about soccer?

That ends now, right?


24 posted on 07/01/2014 7:32:42 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: doc1019
Mayhap you are right, we shall see.

Now there's a word you don't see every day!

25 posted on 07/01/2014 7:41:00 PM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: doc1019

Best news of the day. Now we can go back to following actual sports.


26 posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:15 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: pa_dweller

I read a lot of Shakespeare ... LOL!


27 posted on 07/01/2014 7:46:28 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: The Antiyuppie

For real. ;-)


28 posted on 07/01/2014 7:47:46 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: PhiloBedo

“Headline: US loses to Belgium, ........................for playing the most boring game, ever.”

Well, the scores don’t really matter, right? Everyone’s a winner!


29 posted on 07/01/2014 7:47:48 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Indeed.


30 posted on 07/01/2014 7:56:18 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: ifinnegan

There is no ‘t’ in Ipswich.


31 posted on 07/01/2014 9:34:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeekAndFind
After a closely contested 90 minutes that ended level at 0-0, ...

This just makes me laugh. I actually laughed. This is "football".

32 posted on 07/01/2014 10:22:10 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: SoFloFreeper

Yep now we can get on with the NFL season and hear about Michael Sam 24/7.


33 posted on 07/01/2014 10:30:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

I, for one, look forward to extend my unbroken streak of NOT watching or caring about soccer.


34 posted on 07/02/2014 5:39:08 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968

Ditto.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 5:41:51 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: doorgunner69

Yep, and the rest of the world is still watching.

Now you go back to your steroid softball and your gay rugby. And proclaim your winners as world champions in sports nobody else plays.


36 posted on 07/05/2014 4:06:26 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: JRios1968

Good for you, now back to those ‘sports’ of yours: baseball and ‘football’.

I’d join you in watching the latter, but I am actually off to watch REAL men play sport. Not the p*ssified pads version you have.

I am off to watch a top rugby match.


37 posted on 07/05/2014 4:21:45 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: dr_lew

Yeah, because baseball and ‘football’ are so quick and thrill a minute..........


38 posted on 07/05/2014 4:22:38 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: The Antiyuppie

LOL

Real sports?. Like baseball and ‘football’?. Don’t make me laugh.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 4:23:38 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: The Antiyuppie

They certainly are the way AMERICAN sports are set up. You have the most socialist major sports on the planet, yet apparently about 290m Americans cant see it.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 4:25:06 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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To: PhiloBedo

You weren’t playing Belgium at baseball.


41 posted on 07/05/2014 4:25:35 AM PDT by the scotsman (UK)
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