After Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Ghana, the USMNT sneaks into the knockout round with a 1-1-1 record in the group stage. Belgium, America’s newest foe, is a dark horse to win it all this year. Can the USA earn a decisive trip to the round of 8?
If you’ve been following the USA’s World Cup matches like most Americans have, your attention is probably piqued at this point. At some time in the past two weeks, you’ve likely been surrounded by a bunch of friends or strangers chanting “USA! USA! USA!” or exercising their vocal cords after a GOALLLLLL!. You may have changed your computer background to a picture of Clint Dempsey, or maybe you’ve updated your homepage to FIFA.com.