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U.S. and Belgium have brief history at World Cup
U.S. and Belgium have brief history at World Cup

The last time the No. 13 U.S. and No. 11 Belgium played in the World Cup, they sailed there. Yes, sailed. The teams embarked on ocean steamer voyages to make it to the first-ever World Cup in 1930, hosted by Uruguay. Except the tournament wasn’t so much hosted by Uruguay, at least not in the modern understanding of having a country host the World Cup. All of the games took place in one city, Montevideo. Compare that to this year’s World Cup, which Brazil has put on in 12 cities. But on July 13, 1930, the U.S. defeated Belgium, 3-0, in the second World Cup match in history, watched by 18,346 fans. Bart McGhee, Tom Florie and Bert Patenaude scored for the U.S. Remember...

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