Belgium Defeats United States 2-1

Belgium defeats the United States 2-1, advances to the quarterfinals to play Argentina.

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Belgium advance to the quarterfinals and will play Argentina on July 5th.

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Tim Howard had 16 saves versus Belgium, the most saves by a goalkeeper in 50 years.

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FINAL: Belgium defeats the United States 2-1, and advances to the quarterfinals to play Argentina.

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The United States SO CLOSE to a goal with this set piece.

GOAL: Julian Green nets one in the 107th minute to pull it within one goal. 2-1, Belgium.

GOAL: Belgium scores in the 105th minute to go up 2-0 versus the United States.

100th minute: Jermaine Jones down after taking a vicious tackle.

GOAL: Belgium scores in the 92nd to put them up 1-0 versus the United States in extra-time.

Extra-time is underway, but this is the miss that could’ve won it for the United States in stoppage time.

90th minute: Three minutes of stoppage time.

87th minute: Still nil-nil with both sides getting chances at goal.

75th minute: Clint Dempsey slides back into the midfield after the Wondolowski substitution.

72nd minute: Chris Wondolowski on for Graham Zusi.

70th minute: Chris Wondolowski preparing to come on for the United States. Still 0-0.

64th minute: United States developing a bit of an attack, compared to the first 20 minutes of the match. Both sides developing solid chances.

56th minute: Belgium has the United States pushed way back in their own box. The Belgians with a header off the crossbar.

54th minute: Belgium with another HUGE opportunity missed. The ball rolled through multiple defenders inside the United States area.

46th minute: The second half is now underway!

Players come onto the field for the beginning of the 2nd half.

47th minute: Belgian corner cleared away by Jermaine Jones.

45th minute: The fourth official has signaled for three minutes of stoppage time.

42nd Minute: Belgium’s Kompany issued a yellow card for fouling Dempsey.

42nd Minute: Belgium with another cross from out wide, cleared away by the United States defense.

38th Minute: United States with another solid chance. Cross from wide-right and Dempsey comes up short with the header.

30th Minute: Fabian Johnson down, and signals for a sub while grabbing his hamstring.

22nd Minute: Belgium with a huge opportunity missed. 4 on 2 and the Belgians put it wide-left.

20th Minute: Great chance for the USA! Series of passes leads to a shot off the mark for Michael Bradley.

Footage of the pitch invader. Play was briefly stopped while security subdued the man.

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Tim Howard with a big save in the first couple minutes!

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We’re underway in Salvador, Brazil, between the United States and Belgium!

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