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World Cup 2014: In 1-0 Defeat to Germany, Not All Lost For USA

Christiano Ronaldo and Portugal deliver a gift to USA in the form of a 2-1 victory over Ghana.
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World Cup 2014: In 1-0 Defeat to Germany, Not All Lost For USA

In most other competitions around the world, 1-0 on the scoreboard means the team without points is defeated. But in the group stage of FIFA’s World Cup, things aren’t always as they seem. By virtue of a 1-1-1 record, the USMNT will advance into the knockout round to face either Belgium or Algeria on Tuesday July 1, at 4 pm (eastern time, live on ESPN). While the U.S.

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

What Does the U.S. Need to Do to Qualify For the Next Stage?
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.