The FIFA World Cup is a great event that only comes along every 4 years. So whenever it comes on, everyone in America becomes a soccer fan, or as most people around the world call it, football.
USA’s soccer team has never had much luck in the FIFA World Cup, but this year that streak has ended.
The United States soccer team was able to advance out of the group stage, and into the Round of 16. Nobody expected them to get out of the group stage, especially when you consider who was in their group.
Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. Many called it the “group of death” for the United States, and it was highly unlikely they would advance out of it.
Well, they did.
In the first match against Ghana, Clint Dempsey scored in the first minute of the match, and led the United States to a 2-1 win.
The United States tied with Portugal in the second match, and lost to Germany 1-0 last week.
That’s how the USA got here, but how will they do against Belgium?
Well, Jurgen Klinsmann will be getting a key player back from injury, as Jozy Altidore will be available to play against Belgium. Altidore has not played since injuring his hamstring.
Notice they said “will be available” and not “Jozy Altidore will start against Belgium.” There is a huge difference between being available and actually starting the game.
Hopefully Jozy can play and make a difference on Tuesday, it was tough seeing him not being able to play against Portugal and Germany, and not being able to finish out the Ghana game.
My prediction is that the United States run in the World Cup will come to an end, losing to Belgium 2 to 1. I hope I am wrong, but I don’t see team USA winning another World Cup game.
Will the United States defeat Belgium and keep their magical FIFA World Cup run going? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below!
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