USA Survives The Group Of Death

USA loses to Germany, 0-1, but both teams advance to the World Cup knockout round thanks to a 2-1 Portugal victory over Ghana.

USA falls to Germany, 0-1, but finishes second in Group G and advances to the round of 16.

United States’ Clint Dempsey heads the ball towards the goal past Germany’s Mats Hummels and Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

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It’s official: USA faces Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, at 4 p.m. ET in the round of 16. Belgium defeated South Korea to win Group H, 1-0, with this goal.

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Team USA celebrates advancing to the World Cup knockout stage.

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USA will face the winner of Group H. It’s likely going to be Belgium, who is ahead of Algeria on points and goal differential. At 4 p.m. ET today, Belgium plays South Korea and Algeria plays Russia in their final group matches

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USA fans right now #USAvsGermany "we made it" #USA

— Alessio (@AlessioAjPardo)
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There are few things more American than US soccer fans celebrating by climbing a US Postal Service truck.

— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports)
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USA head coach Juergen Klinsmann and Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew greet each other after the match.

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

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Defender Omar Gonzalez had a huge game for the U.S. today. He’s a big reason the U.S. only gave up one goal against Germany today.

Omar Gonzalez celebrates after qualifying for the next World Cup round following their 1-0 loss to Germany. AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan

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This is how #Group G finished after #Ger vs #USA & #POR vs #GHA #Germany and #USA advance to round of 16

— EthnicMedia360Sports (@EM360_Sports)
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Joel McQuade reacts moments after #USMNT nearly scores vs #GER in stoppage time @ #WorldCup in Kirkland @seattletimes

— John Lok (@jlokseattle)
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#USMNT captain @clint_dempsey salutes the fans that made their way to Recife.

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer)
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The scene in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.

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Surprise! The #USA advances to the Knockout Stage, despite 1-0 loss to #GER. #WorldCup

— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC)
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And it’s over, 1-0 win for Germany. The Germans finish atop Group G. The U.S. finish as the runner-up. Both teams advance thanks to a 2-1 Portugal win over Ghana.

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So close! Dempsey with a header just over the bar.

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Only a few minutes remain in USA vs. Germany, still 1-0. As it stands right now, both teams are in to the knockout stage.

United States’ Jermaine Jones is tripped by Germany’s Mats Hummels. AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan

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