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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: 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.