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U.S. vs. Belgium LIVE SCORES, UPDATES On World Cup Round Of 16 Clash

Jul 01, 2014 | Updated Jul 01, 2014
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The message has been clear and consistent: The U.S. team is not content with escaping the Group Of Death at the 2014 World Cup and doesn't plan on leaving Brazil any time soon. The U.S. will have a chance to earn just its third trip to the World Cup quarterfinals when it takes on Belgium in a win-and-advance Round of 16 matchup at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Tuesday.

"We are not just satisfied with just getting to the Round of 16; we want to do more," U.S. striker Clint Dempsey said during a press conference on the eve of the match. "It’s a difficult challenge playing against Belgium, they have a lot of quality players, but at the same time, I think that if we play to the best of our ability, we can get the right result."

USA vs. Belgium
WHERE: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
TIME: 4 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN, Univision

The U.S. emerged from the formidable Group G as the runner-up while Belgium advanced into the knockout round as the top team in Group H. Belgium, the second-youngest team at the World Cup, fields a lineup stocked with skillful players starring at clubs across Europe. Undefeated in Group H, Belgium's inexperience and talent were both on full display in wins over Algeria, Russia and South Korea. In all three of its group-stage matches, Belgium initially struggled to break down its opponents but secured wins with late goals. All four of Belgium's group-stage goals came in the 70th minute or later.

In a knockout round game that could stretch into extra time, Belgium's penchant for late heroics could certainly come into play yet again. Despite his opponent's unblemished record in Brazil and daunting lineup that includes Eden Hazard, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann seemed at least as concerned with the referee that FIFA assigned to the match as he was with his squad's ability to compete.

"We worked hard for this moment," Klinsmann said during his media availability on Monday. "We made it through a very difficult group and now we want more. We are very, very hungry and focused and have a lot of respect for the Belgium side, as Clint said, but no fear at all."

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07/01/2014 6:32 PM EDT

It's All Over

Belgium holds on for the 2-1 win over the United States despite a heroic effort by Tim Howard and a late goal from Julian Green.

07/01/2014 6:31 PM EDT

1 Minute Added

Tick tock... Kinsmann is furious at the lack of time.

07/01/2014 6:28 PM EDT

Another U.S. Chance

The cross comes in but no one can turn it to goal. U.S. is pressing, hard, for the equalizer with just minutes remaining.

07/01/2014 6:25 PM EDT

SOOO CLOOOSE

A terrific set play on the free kick sends Dempsey in on goal but Thibaut Courtois saves.

07/01/2014 6:23 PM EDT

U.S. Free Kick

The U.S. earn a free kick from 30 yards in the 113th minute, still looking for the equalizer.

07/01/2014 6:21 PM EDT

More Lukaku, More Howard

Another shot for the Belgium No. 9 and another strong save from Howard.

07/01/2014 6:19 PM EDT

Another U.S. Chance

Yedlin's Cross finds four U.S. players in the box. Jermaine Jones tries to side foot it in but can't.

07/01/2014 6:17 PM EDT

U.S. GOAL!

It's Julian Green in the 107th minute. The 19-year-old comes through!

07/01/2014 6:17 PM EDT

15 Minutes To Play, 2 Goals Needed

Julian Green is on for the U.S. as the teams start the second period of extra time.

07/01/2014 6:13 PM EDT

WATCH: Belgium's 1st Goal

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Another cross from the right from Yedlin. There's nobody home but confident play from the confident 20-year-old.

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Another cross from the right from Yedlin. There's nobody home but confident play from the confident 20-year-old.

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Yedlin sends a right-left cross to Bradley. He lets the ball go through his legs but it's cleaned up before Dempsey can get to it.

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Yedlin sends a right-left cross to Bradley. He lets the ball go through his legs but it's cleaned up before Dempsey can get to it.

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Again, the U.S. can't stay in front of Origi. His cross is nearly turned into the net Mertens.

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Again, the U.S. can't stay in front of Origi. His cross is nearly turned into the net Mertens.

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A chance emerges for the U.S. in 58th minute. A cross from the left wing bounces into the box and finds its way to Zusi somehow. His shot is well struck but blocked in the crowd.

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A chance emerges for the U.S. in 58th minute. A cross from the left wing bounces into the box and finds its way to Zusi somehow. His shot is well struck but blocked in the crowd.

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It's Jan Vertonghen again (and again). Howard blocks from a close angle one time and then the next volley goes wide.

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It's Jan Vertonghen again (and again). Howard blocks from a close angle one time and then the next volley goes wide.

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Origi with a powerful header off a cross that glances off the top of the crossbar.

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Origi with a powerful header off a cross that glances off the top of the crossbar.

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A cross from Jan Vertonghen rolls right through the U.S. penalty area but no one -- not a defender or offensive player -- can track it.

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A cross from Jan Vertonghen rolls right through the U.S. penalty area but no one -- not a defender or offensive player -- can track it.

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Belgium turns over U.S. but Fellaini takes a long-range shot that never troubles Howard. Like the start of the first half, Belgium seeing far more of the ball.

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Belgium turns over U.S. but Fellaini takes a long-range shot that never troubles Howard. Like the start of the first half, Belgium seeing far more of the ball.

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Belgium wins a corner after Howard pushes a header over Origi and De Bruyne were involved in another attacking movement.

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Belgium wins a corner after Howard pushes a header over Origi and De Bruyne were involved in another attacking movement.

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They're back in action in Salvador. Belgium have the ball to open.

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They're back in action in Salvador. Belgium have the ball to open.

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A sigh of relief for the U.S. after the first half that saw Belgium in charge and dangerous for long stretches.

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A sigh of relief for the U.S. after the first half that saw Belgium in charge and dangerous for long stretches.

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Stoppage time and Hazard wins a corner.

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Stoppage time and Hazard wins a corner.

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A U.S. corner finds its way out to Yedlin who shows a little flash and tries to chip his teammate in on goal. That is turned away and moments later Origi is leading another Belgium chance. De Bruyne shoots hard but at Howard.

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A U.S. corner finds its way out to Yedlin who shows a little flash and tries to chip his teammate in on goal. That is turned away and moments later Origi is leading another Belgium chance. De Bruyne shoots hard but at Howard.

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A Belgium corner is punched clear by Howard in the 44th minute. Belgium can't regain possession and the U.S. soon has a throw in.

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A Belgium corner is punched clear by Howard in the 44th minute. Belgium can't regain possession and the U.S. soon has a throw in.

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The U.S. keeps repelling Belgium attacks on its penalty area but struggles to keep possession.

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The U.S. keeps repelling Belgium attacks on its penalty area but struggles to keep possession.

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A nice ball from the right wing swings in toward goal and Dempsey can't turn it into the net. A quick but promising attack breaks up the spell of Belgium possession.

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A nice ball from the right wing swings in toward goal and Dempsey can't turn it into the net. A quick but promising attack breaks up the spell of Belgium possession.

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#USA sub #2-Yedlin enters the game for #23-Johnson #OpportunityKnocks pic.twitter.com/VCx14DJ14E

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Dempsey brings down the corner on his chest, controls and dishes to Jones. He winds up and fires wide of the net.

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Dempsey brings down the corner on his chest, controls and dishes to Jones. He winds up and fires wide of the net.

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Showing off his speed immediately, Yedlin gets up the right and takes on a defender to win a corner.

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Showing off his speed immediately, Yedlin gets up the right and takes on a defender to win a corner.

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Howard saves after another Origi run but Johnson is down with what appears to be a hamstring injury. This is trouble. DeAndre Yedlin is readying to come in.

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Howard saves after another Origi run but Johnson is down with what appears to be a hamstring injury. This is trouble. DeAndre Yedlin is readying to come in.

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The probing shot is saved low by Howard in the 29th minute. U.S. attempts to move the ball forward up the right through Johnson but the ball goes by him.

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The probing shot is saved low by Howard in the 29th minute. U.S. attempts to move the ball forward up the right through Johnson but the ball goes by him.

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Another chance for Belgium as Jan Vertonghen breaks up the left wing. Howard is beaten on the shot but Beasley clears the ball away from danger. Belgium on the front foot again.

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Another chance for Belgium as Jan Vertonghen breaks up the left wing. Howard is beaten on the shot but Beasley clears the ball away from danger. Belgium on the front foot again.

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A turnover from Zusi near the middle of the field leads to a rush forward from Belgium. Kevin De Bruyne pulls his shot wide from a dangerous position and Zusi is off the hook. U.S. lucky not to concede there after a strong spell.

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A turnover from Zusi near the middle of the field leads to a rush forward from Belgium. Kevin De Bruyne pulls his shot wide from a dangerous position and Zusi is off the hook. U.S. lucky not to concede there after a strong spell.

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Bradley and Dempsey with some quick interplay as they run onto the penalty area. The shot is easily handled by Thibaut Courtois but the U.S. has started knocking at the door.

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Bradley and Dempsey with some quick interplay as they run onto the penalty area. The shot is easily handled by Thibaut Courtois but the U.S. has started knocking at the door.

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Graham Zusi swings it in and Geoff Cameron gets his head to the ball but it doesn't find the net. Demspey tracks down the ball but it's soon cleared.

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Graham Zusi swings it in and Geoff Cameron gets his head to the ball but it doesn't find the net. Demspey tracks down the ball but it's soon cleared.

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In the 18th minute, Geoff Cameron picks up a yellow card for a hard challenge near midfield.

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In the 18th minute, Geoff Cameron picks up a yellow card for a hard challenge near midfield.

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A young man seemingly quite interested in showing of his shirt briefly interrupts play.

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A young man seemingly quite interested in showing of his shirt briefly interrupts play.

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Belgium ignited the counterattack with Omar Gonzalez having made a run up the field. Geoff Cameron stepped in and broke up the attack.

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Belgium ignited the counterattack with Omar Gonzalez having made a run up the field. Geoff Cameron stepped in and broke up the attack.

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After sending Bedoya running up the left, Jones sends Johnson up the right. The ball goes out of play. The U.S. has grown into the game a bit after Belgium had the best of the early minutes.

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After sending Bedoya running up the left, Jones sends Johnson up the right. The ball goes out of play. The U.S. has grown into the game a bit after Belgium had the best of the early minutes.

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The U.S. works the ball up the left again but one pass too many back across the top of the penalty area allows Belgium to disrupt the attack. The counter is on but Origi cannot catch up with a through ball that goes out of play.

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The U.S. works the ball up the left again but one pass too many back across the top of the penalty area allows Belgium to disrupt the attack. The counter is on but Origi cannot catch up with a through ball that goes out of play.

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Damarcus Beasley makes a strong run up the left wing but his crossing ball ends up on the roof of the net after a challenge.

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Damarcus Beasley makes a strong run up the left wing but his crossing ball ends up on the roof of the net after a challenge.

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After early waves of Belgium pressure, the U.S. finally gets a hold of the ball. Content to play it around the back, they finally push forward. A through ball finally reaches Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois but the first spell of positive play from U.S.

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More #BEL. De Bruyne takes it forward, cracks a shot deflected out for another corner. #USAvBEL 0-0, 3'

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 1, 2014

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Straight away #BEL show their intent. THe corner is cleared. #USAvBEL 0-0, 2'

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 1, 2014

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Straight away #BEL show their intent. THe corner is cleared. #USAvBEL 0-0, 2'

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Belgium turns over the U.S. and Origi forces a kick save from Howard after surging into the penalty area.

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Belgium turns over the U.S. and Origi forces a kick save from Howard after surging into the penalty area.

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The game is on and the U.S. has possession, plays it back.

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The game is on and the U.S. has possession, plays it back.

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ESPN's Ian Darke says that Jozy will only see the field in \"an emergency.\"

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ESPN's Ian Darke says that Jozy will only see the field in \"an emergency.\"

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It's Kompany and Dempsey out at the center of the field. The photo is taken with the refs and it's go time.

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It's Kompany and Dempsey out at the center of the field. The photo is taken with the refs and it's go time.

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The players shake hands and the coaches hug just before kickoff.

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The players shake hands and the coaches hug just before kickoff.

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The U.S. players doing a bit more singing than their counterparts at anthem time. Clint Dempsey stands at the end of the line, hand over heart, stoic and silent.

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The U.S. players doing a bit more singing than their counterparts at anthem time. Clint Dempsey stands at the end of the line, hand over heart, stoic and silent.

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The players are lined up -- U.S. in white and Belgium in red -- and walking out onto the field in Salvador for the pre-game ceremonies.

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The players are lined up -- U.S. in white and Belgium in red -- and walking out onto the field in Salvador for the pre-game ceremonies.

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Have to admit I'm a USA fan today

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Have to admit I'm a USA fan today

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Kompany in #BEL XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Mertens, Origi, Hazard

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#USMNT lineup for #USAvBEL: Howard; Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Cameron, Bradley, Jones; Zusi, Dempsey (c), Bedoya #AreYouReady

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 1, 2014

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#USMNT lineup for #USAvBEL: Howard; Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Cameron, Bradley, Jo...Read More"},{"id":"2","created":"07/01/2014 1:41 PM EDT","title":"Dressing For Success","tweet_link":"2_dressing-for-success","entry_text":"

The #USMNT locker room is ready for #USAvBEL. #AreYouReady #1N1T https://t.co/7jQh0RloL5

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The #USMNT locker room is ready for #USAvBEL. Read More"},{"id":"1","created":"07/01/2014 1:11 PM EDT","title":"Time To Get Ready","tweet_link":"1_time-to-get-ready","entry_text":"

Now THIS is #BusinessAttire! Lady Liberty rocking the #USMNT white kit today for the #USA! #AreYouReady pic.twitter.com/uaWavr1itu

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer) July 1, 2014

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Now THIS is #BusinessAttire! Lady Liberty rocking the #USMNT white kit today for the ...Read More"}]

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