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  • United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts after Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scored his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Howard's memorable play marks U.S. World Cup run

    Tim Howard left a lasting impression on Americans from coast to coast - and fans around the world, really - for his incredible, improbable saves in the loss to Belgium in extra time that sent the U.S. home from the World Cup to a country captivated.

  • United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard saves a shot by Belgium during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Tim Howard World Cup performance draws raves despite U.S. exit

    Even Belgium captain Vincent Kompany tweeted: "Two words.. TIM HOWARD #Respect #BelUSA." That post had received 59,675 re-tweets and 45,242 favorites by early evening Wednesday.

  • United States' goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts after Belgium's Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    U.S. out of World Cup after extra-time thriller with Belgium

    After the teams went scoreless in regulation, Kevin De Bruyne scored in the 93rd minute and Romelo Lukaku in the 105th to give Belgium the final margin. A gorgeous goal by U.S. substitute Julian Green in the 107th wasn't enough, and the Americans' last efforts fell short.

  • United States' Clint Dempsey works out during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The U.S. will play against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, in the round 16 of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    U.S. ready for World Cup showdown against Belgium

    They know the eyes of the United States will be on them from thousands of miles away, and they say they are ready. The Americans try to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2002 when they play Belgium on Tuesday.

  • United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks during a press conference following a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  The United States will play against Portugal in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup on June 22. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    SNYDER: Turns out, Jurgen Klinsmann pushed the right buttons for U.S.

    I never understood the big deal about Klinsmann's comment about the U.S. not being ready to win the World Cup. It seemed like the perfect combination of tampering public expectations and challenging the team to reach deeper. Coaches always do the latter in private, during practices and meetings, but they usually refuse to let unfiltered truth seep out during interviews.

  • United States' Jozy Altidore works out during a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The U.S. will play against Belgium on Tuesday, July 1, in the round 16 of the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Jozy Altidore available for U.S. World Cup game vs. Belgium

    Altidore strained his left hamstring in the Americans' opener against Ghana on June 16 and didn't appear in their next two games. He has been working out on his own.

  • Klinsmann: 'Very satisfied' with Michael Bradley

    Despite criticism from USMNT fans, midfielder Michael Bradley has the support of his coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

  • United States' head coach Juergen Klinsmann gestures during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

    World Cup analysis: No doubting Jurgen Klinsmann now

    That's not to say every choice is the right one. (Leaving behind Donovan still perplexes.) Yet after the Americans survived the ballyhooed "Group of Death," one must give credit where it's due. Klinsmann has a vision. He's committed to it. And it's working.

  • United States' Omar Gonzalez beds the ball over Germany's Thomas Mueller during the group G World Cup soccer match between the USA and Germany at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Omar Gonzalez makes most of opportunity in U.S. defense

    U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann took a chance on the Los Angeles Galaxy star for Thursday's Group G finale against three-time champion Germany, inserting Gonzalez for struggling right center back Geoff Cameron in the 1-0 loss that was still enough for the U.S. to advance in Brazil.

  • Fans celebrate as the United States scores a goal against Portugal while watching a World Cup soccer match, Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    LOVERRO: American soccer hysteria just hipster hype

    Soccer will grow in America. And someday, it will have a significant place at the sports consumer table in this country. But it won't be because of the hipsters who are watching now, who will go back to their "True Blood" and "Top Chef" viewing parties when the World Cup is over.

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