U.S. Soccer

U.S. MNT Advances to Round of 16 After 1-0 Loss to Germany in Group G Finale

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MNT Jun 26, 2014

Match: U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Germany
Date: June 26, 2014
Competition: 2014 FIFA World Cup – Group G
Venue: Arena Pernambuco; Recife, Brazil
Kickoff: 12 p.m. ET
Attendance: 41,876
Weather: 73 degrees, rainy 

Scoring Summary:     1          2          F
USA                             0          0          0
GER                             0          1          1           

GER – Thomas Muller              55th minute

Lineups:
USA: 1-Tim Howard; 23-Fabian Johnson, 3-Omar Gonzalez, 5-Matt Besler, 7-DaMarcus Beasley; 15-Kyle Beckerman, 13-Jermaine Jones; 14-Brad Davis (11-Alejandro Bedoya, 59), 4- Michael Bradley, 19- Graham Zusi (2-DeAndre Yedlin, 84) 8-Clint Dempsey (capt.)
Subs Not Used: 6-John Brooks, 10-Mix Diskerud, 12-Brad Guzan, 16-Julian Green, 18-Chris Wondolowski, 20-Geoff Cameron, 21-Timmy Chandler, 22-Nick Rimando, 23-Aron Johannsson
Not Available: 17-Jozy Altidore
Head coach: Jurgen Klinsmann 

GER: 1-Manuel Neuer; 4-Benedikt Howedes, 5-Mats Hummels, 17-Per Mertesacker, 20-Jerome Boateng; 7-Bastian Schweinsteiger (19-Mario Gotze,76), 16-Phillip Lahm, 18-Toni Kroos; 8-Mesut Ozil (9-Andre Schurrle, 89), 10-Lukas Podolski (11-Miroslav Klose, 46), 13-Thomas Muller
Subs not used: 2-Kevin Grosskreutz, 3-Matthias Ginter, 6-Sami Khedira, 12-Ron-Robert Zieler, 14-Julian Draxler, 15-Erik Durm, 21-Shkodran Mustafi, 22-Roman Weidenfeller, 23-Christoph Kramer
Head coach: Joachim Low 

Stats Summary: USA / GER
Shots: 4 / 13
Shots on Goal: 0 / 6
Saves: 5 / 0
Corner Kicks: 2 / 3
Fouls: 15 / 9
Offside: 2 / 7 

Misconduct Summary:
GER- Benedikt Howedes (caution)     11th minute
USA- Omar Gonzalez (caution)         37
USA- Kyle Beckerman (caution)         62 

Officials:
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (UZB)
Assistant Referee 1: Abduxamidullo Rasulov (UZB)
Assistant Referee 2: Bakhadyr Kochkarov (KGZ)
Fourth Official: Alioum (CMR)

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

The road to the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup was flooded. After days of torrential rain, water flowed through the streets in the town of Recife on the morning of the U.S. Men's National Team's game against Germany, with the knee-deep waters sometimes bringing traffic to a near-standstill. Busses - including some of those meant to transport the team's friends and family to the Arena Pernambuco - were forced to delay their routes or were canceled altogether. 

The rain also made things different on the field, with both teams being forced to do warm-ups in the grass behind the goals to preserve the condition of the field. The United States' pregame routine, which normally involved a full-field workout, possession games, and glimpses of loved ones in the stands, had been turned on its head.

"There were just a lot of factors I think going into the game that made it a difficult one for both teams really because of the conditions and not being able to get a normal warm-up,” said Clint Dempsey. "Also in the back of your mind, a lot of your family not being able to make it to the game because of the traffic and everything and just wanting to make sure that they’re safe."

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MNT Jun 28, 2014

Photo Gallery: Fans Watch USA Face Germany, Advance to Round of 16 from Chicago's Grant Park

#USMNT fans spread out in Chicago’s Grant Park on June 26, 2014, to watch the USA take on Germany in the teams' final group game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 20,000 supporters watched as the U.S. advanced to the Round of 16 after a 1-0 loss to Germany. The USA takes on Belgium in its first knockout round match on Tuesday, July 1. Details for the U.S. Soccer viewing party for that match will be announced in the coming days. Read more
MNT Jun 27, 2014

World Cup Quote Sheet: Klinsmann, Bedoya, Dempsey, Gonzalez, Howard & Jones

The USA Advanced to the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Thursday. Head Coach Jurgen Klinsmann and Players Alejandro Bedoya, Clint Dempsey, Omar Gonzalez, Tim Howard and Jermaine Jones Spoke to the Media After the Team's 1-0 Loss to Germany in its Group G Finale.
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MNT Jun 26, 2014
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