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


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.

Team USA celebrates advancing to the World Cup knockout stage.

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

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

— Alessio (@AlessioAjPardo)

There are few things more American than US soccer fans celebrating by climbing a US Postal Service truck.

— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports)

USA head coach Juergen Klinsmann and Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew greet each other after the match.

AP Photo/Hassan Ammar

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

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

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Joel McQuade reacts moments after #USMNT nearly scores vs #GER in stoppage time @ #WorldCup in Kirkland @seattletimes

— John Lok (@jlokseattle)

#USMNT captain @clint_dempsey salutes the fans that made their way to Recife.

— U.S. Soccer (@ussoccer)

The scene in Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C.

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

— Seattle Sounders FC (@SoundersFC)

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.

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

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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