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United States finish: Round of 16; (1-1-2)
Group: G - USA, Germany, Ghana, Portugal
Summary: The U.S. fell to Belgium, 2-1, in heartbreaking fashion in extra time in the Round of 16. Despite allowing two goals in extra time, Tim Howard had a career game with 16 saves, the most in a World Cup match since 1966.
Team USA opened the tournament with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana, who had eliminated the Americans from the previous two World Cups. The U.S. then tied Portugal, 2-2, after a last-second goal from Portugal's Varela in stoppage time. The U.S. fell to Germany but got help from Portugal, who defeated Ghana in the final group stage game, to advance. (Credit: AP / Felipe Dana)