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USA Soccer: An Early Look Ahead to 2018

Russia Brings a Whole New Set of Challenges, But Will the USA Be Better Equipped By Then?
USA Soccer: An Early Look Ahead to 2018

The 2014 World Cup abruptly ended for the U.S. Men’s National Team on Tuesday in Brazil. With a 2-1 OT loss to Belgium in the knockout round, the Americans will return home with the knowledge that one or two more capitalized opportunities could have changed everything. Although many players are understandably disappointed with the outcome, there are many positives to take away from the United States’ unlikely run.

 

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World Cup 2014: How the United States Can Advance to the Round of 16

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World Cup 2014: How the United States Can Advance to the Round of 16

In the closing minute of extra time on Sunday, citizens throughout the country waited in anticipation of the final whistle, one that would secure the United States’ entry into the knockout stage of the World Cup. Up 2-1 with precious time ticking away, all the Americans needed to do was keep the Portuguese from netting a desperation goal.

5 Reasons to be Optimistic about Team USA in the World Cup

Here are a few factors working in America’s favor to escape the "group of death."
World Cup 2014: 5 Reasons to be Optimistic About Team USA

The U.S. Team isn't expected to make much noise during the 2014 World Cup, as all eyes are on Brazil, Spain, and other big-time squads. Skybet.com currently only gives the U.S. a 17% chance of advancing out of the Group Stage. However, if Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey and company stir up some magic this year, the USMNT could find success in Brazil. Below are 5 factors that the oddsmakers might not be considering.