World Cup: Belgium 2-1 USA (aet) – De Bruyne The Difference As Team America Push Red Devils All The Way (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

2nd, July 2014


By Alan Duffy

Belgium 2-1 USA (aet) – World Cup Last 16 – 1st July 2014


What a cracking 120 minutes of football this was! With Tim Howard producing a superb individual display between the posts for the US, it took Belgium until extra-time to eventually get on the scoresheet, which set up a cracking end to the game.

The rather under-rated Kevin de Bruyne was the heo for Belgium, scoring one and setting up Romelu Lukaku’s opener as the Americans started to tire badly.

However, Bayern Munich youngster Julian Green did get one back as the US pushed for a dramatic equaliser which very nearly came courtesy of a well-worked free-kick.

However, ultimately it’s Marc Wilmots’ charges who progress. What about Jurgen Klinsmann for next England boss?


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Photos: PA

Highlights: Dailymotion

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  1. Nuno says:

    I’d actually say it was Lukaku’s sub that made the difference. He made more than half of Belgium’s first goal (withstood a defender’s charge) and USA’s (tired) defense just couldn’t handle him.
    But what a great extra time it was!

  2. JLBK says:


    …I’m sorry for yelling.

  3. Jarren says:

    Epic game!

    As extra time went on I started to think it was some Hollywood movie and not an actual game.

    You could imagine the script, USA down 2-1 with seconds to go, Dempsey scores with that clever free kick, goes to penalties, Howard saves a few & Dempsey smashes in the winning penalty!

    Aaah, if only. Sadly this ain’t the movies, but the US definitely gave an Oscar winning performance.

    …i’ll get me coat.

  4. Jarren says:

    Oh, and as for Klinsmann to be next England boss, I really don’t think so.

    Not only because I believe the English fans & media still believe Roy is the right man (which he is), but also that there’s NO CHANCE IN HELL of a German being accepted by the English.

    All water under the bridge etc, but come on. Get real. It’ll never happen.

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