Uruguay's Ronald Araujo (4) celebrates after a goal by Mathias...

Uruguay's Ronald Araujo (4) celebrates after a goal by Mathias Olivera during a Copa America Group C soccer match against the United States, Monday, July 1, 2024, in Kansas City, Mo. Credit: AP/Ed Zurga

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The United States was eliminated from the Copa America with a 1-0 loss to Uruguay on a Mathías Olivera's questionable second-half goal on Monday night, a defeat that will increase pressure on the U.S. Soccer Federation to remove coach Gregg Berhalter before the 2026 World Cup.

Uruguay scored when Nicolas De La Cruz swung a free kick in front of the U.S. goal. Matt Turner parried a header by Ronald Araújo, who outjumped defender Tim Ream, but the rebound went right to Mathias Olivera and he tapped the ball in with his left foot.

Olivera appeared to be offside on the initial header but the goal stood after a video review.

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