[Ed. – Oh, say it. Say die. Countdown to kickoff: 60 days for college pigskin. NFL: Hall of Fame pre-season game, Giants and Bills, 3 August. MLB All-Star game, 15 July at Target Field in Minneapolis.]
The U.S. loses to Belgium in extra time, 2-1, ending its run at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Belgium advances to the quarterfinals to play Argentina on Saturday at 9 a.m. PDT.
The Americans strung together more chances in the final 15 minutes than they did in the previous 105. Time and again, they gain entry into the box, and it’s Belgium that is clock-watching now. They missed attempts off Clint Dempsey’s foot and Jermaine Jones’ head in the final minutes of extra time.
With one minute left, DeAndre Yedlin makes one final run down the right side but cannot reel in a long pass. Coach Juergen Klinsmann is pleaded for more than a minute of stoppage time, but for naught.
Belgium hangs on for dear life, winning 2-1 over a never-say-die U.S.