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Ivies on Twitter - #USMNT vs. Belgium

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The United States men’s soccer national team took on Belgium in the World Cup Round of 16 with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line. After a scoreless regulation, Belgium scored twice in overtime before the US got one back, but the Americans ran out of time and fell, 2-1. Before, during and after the game, Ivies everywhere took to twitter to talk US Soccer.

Tim Howard was sensational in goal for Team USA, stopping 16 shots in the game, the most-ever recorded in a World Cup contest since FIFA began keeping the statistic 50 years ago. Chris Wondolowski came on for the Americans late in the second half and had a chance to win it in stoppage time, but his shot was off target.

Then in the third minute of overtime, Belgium finally got past Howard to go up, 1-0, and then 12 minutes later added an insurance goal. The US got on the board in the 107th minute when young sub Julian Green scored off a beautiful feed from Michael Bradley, but despite many opportunities the Americans were unable to net the equalizer and saw their World Cup run come to an end.