World Cup 2014: USA in Step With Other Overachievers

Updated: 02 July 2014 16:50 IST

On Tuesday, the Americans will confront Belgium in the Round of 16. In this World Cup of upsets and near-misses and exposure of aging dynasties, coach Jurgen Klinsmann might consider it a backhanded blessing that his players did not beat their brains out this past year in the Champions League, the made-for-TV, money-generating European club tournament.

World Cup 2014: USA in Step With Other Overachievers
Fans watch USA play Germany in a World Cup soccer match on one of two large screens placed for fans in Grant Park on June 26, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Organizers expected as many as 20,000 people to watch the game in the park. © AFP

Topics : FIFA World Cup 2014 Football United States Belgium
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