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.
It's the day of the day! Go USA! #IBelieve— Brown Soccer (@BrownMensSoccer) July 1, 2014
I know the game has come a long way in the US. But I don't think you'd ever see this in an English paper. pic.twitter.com/25KcQiuwGP— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) July 1, 2014
Belgium waffles are overrated— dylan remick (@dylanremick15) July 1, 2014
Where is @KyleBeckerman today?— Kyle Dake (@kyledake444) July 1, 2014
Yedlin is the man.— Christian Webster (@cwebbie_crimson) July 1, 2014
I like this Yedlin dude. Plus he looks like he actually lifts weights— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) July 1, 2014
Tim Howard. Grown man— Rodney Thomas (@RodDCsFinest) July 1, 2014
Tim Howard is an American hero. #????— CJ Wallace (@CJW3rd) July 1, 2014
Tim. Howard.— Olivia (@omicklepickle) July 1, 2014
This has become pretty amazing— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) July 1, 2014
Still love ya, 'Murica. #americanflagemoji— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) July 1, 2014
Heartbreaking loss, but I can't fault that team for not giving its all. Way to make it exciting, boys! Job well done.— Brandon Lawrence (@blawrence914) July 1, 2014
Win or lose, that was some match. One of the most exciting soccer games I've ever watched! Proud of #TeamUSA!— Jessica Marksbury (@Jess_Marksbury) July 1, 2014
We're going to be a problem in 2018, I think.— Andy Glockner (@AndyGlockner) July 1, 2014