[BRAZIL 2014] The USA's World Cup run is again over in the round of 16 after a 2-1 loss to Belgium in overtime. Tim Howard kept the Americans in the game with 16 saves, but the introduction of Romelu Lukaku at the start of overtime was the difference as he set up Kevin De Bruyne for the first goal and De Bryne returned the favor to put the Belgians ahead 2-0 after the first overtime period.
The USA was seemingly
dead, but Julian Green scored on a swerving volley two minutes after entering the game to set up a dramatic finish during which the USA piled on the pressure
and forcing Belgium's giant keeper, Thibaut Courtois, to make a point-blank save on Clint Dempsey.
heartbreaking," Howard said. "I don't think we could have given any more."
July 1 in Salvador
USA 2 Belgium 1. Goals: De Bruyne 93, Lukaku 105; Green 107.
-- Howard; Johnson (Yedlin, 32), Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Cameron, Bradley, Jones; Bedoya ( Green,105+2), Dempsey, Zusi (Wondolowski, 72)
-- Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen, Van Buyten; Witsel, De Bruyne, Fellaini, Hazard (Chadli, 111), Mertens (Mirallas, 60); Origi (Lukaku, 91)
Stats: USA / BEL
Shots: 15 / 38
Shots on Goal: 9 /
Saves: 16 / 4
Corner Kicks: 4 / 19
Fouls: 11 / 27
Offside: 0 / 2